February 25th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 26 February 2012

In today's strip, Elly has a total shit fit because Mike does something that she doesn't understand or let him explain. Plus ça change, plus ça même chose.

(Strip Number 6100, Original Publication Date, 27 February 1983)

Panel 1: We start things off with Mike GLUG-GLUG-GULPing down a glass of apple juice.

Panel 2: As he holds it in his hand, he smiles for some reason.

Panel 3: Said reason is to suck the air out of it with a mighty fweep-fweep-fweep.

Panel 4: Having done so, he thought-bubbles that he has there a perfect example of what's known as the 'vacuum'. 

Panel 5: As we, the readers, can see, the glass is securely fastened to his face.

Panel 6: Also, there is no way that the liquid can escape as long as the vacuum holds.

Panel 7: The vacuum is released when a loud voice hollers Mike's name off panel; also, Mike looks as if he's been hit with a two-by-four.

Panel 8: Elly's face is frozen in the Gorey-Eyed Frown Of Implacable Rage™ as she snarls "How many times have I told you not to play like that with your glass?!"

Panel 9: As Poor, Put-Upon Elly cleans up the apple juice Evil Mike spilled because he was opposing society and ruining her life forEEEEEEEEEver and totally not the apple juice her blameless son spilled because his fractious nitwit of a mother blew her stack because she's a short-tempered dumbass who's all smug about not falling for this new-fangled thing called 'letting children explain what they're doing', Mike thought-bubbles that his problem is that mothers don't appreciate science.

Summary: The problem is that you're the child of a short-tempered idiot who assumes that everything that she can't immediately understand is done with the specific intent of either mocking her or making her life worse. Also, way to make a sweeping generalization based on a small sample base, Mikey Boy. You can't say anything about women if all you know are Elly and her friends. Also, Lynnsight defaming Ursula Ridgway for being an evil idiot who feared Lynn's curiosity in three, two.......