January 26th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 27 January 2012

Today is the first part of a mini-arc that reminds us that we are supposed to hate video games because Lynn lacks the patience and coordination required to play them. In the first part, Elly hates the noise they make because it's noisy.

(Strip Number 4286, Original Publication Date, 28 January 1983)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Elly make yet another of her indigestible, bad-tasting casseroles; as she does so, she thought-bubbles that every winter, her understimulated children used to get so bored that the noise they made drove her crazy.

Panel 2: Last Christmas, however, evil, conflict-causing John bought them an evil video game that evilly stimulates the evil evilness called their imagination and now they're constantly occupied.

Panel 3: Her face is frozen in the Bug-Eyed Glare of Existential Terror™ as she thought-bubbles that the noise STILL drives her crazy.

Summary: Jumping German Jesus on a pogo stick, does nothing her children do ever make this woman happy? She won't engage her children because she's got it in her swelled head that being near them will turn her into a useless, weak, irrelevant babbling idiot of a child (thereby surrendering any claim of true humanity) and when Rod/John try to solve the problem of their not having anything to do, she's traumatized because it makes noise and, worse, makes them happy. Why the Hell did she bother reproducing