March 3rd, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Today's strip has Elly groan in agony as she exercises muscles that don't actually get exercised in the process of chasing down children or vacuuming.

(Strip Number 7134, Original Publication Date, 6 March 1983)

Panel 1: As Elly watches an exercise show, the presenter asks "You there! Sitting and watching this show from a chair!! How can watching me exercise get you in shape??" Elly's reaction is one of shock.

Panel 2: An ashamed-looking Elly goes "Okay, okay!!" at the television.

Panel 3: As she does waist bends, the drill sergeant on the screen barks "For the waist, 2-3-4! For the waist, 2-3-4!"

Panel 4: Elly's doing push-ups for the tummy 2-3-4! leaves her in pain 2-3-4!

Panel 5: Her attempt at exercising her thighs is a similar exercise in straining muscles that don't get used in the course of doing eight thousand loads of clothes per diem.

Panel 6: Lifting and holding for the back serve only to make it feel as if someone is pulling her backbone out of her jacksie.

Panel 7: Judging from her expression, the shoulder exercises make her feel as if it would be a relief if some kindly soul were to come along and shoot her brains out to end the pain.

Panel 8: She then turns off the television set.

Panel 9: We finish with her on the couch with a hot-water bottle on her back, brandy in a glass and pain meds all over the place thought-bubbling "For the pain!"

Summary: The Lynnsight is all about how she was astonished that the aching muscles she didn't know she had back when she'd tried exercising weren't being toned up chasing down children for wanting to torment Mommy with their evil demands for attention and approval.