March 8th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 9 March 2012

We find ourselves looking at an early example of one of Lynn's favorite themes: Elly racing around in a blind panic and not realizing that the children who aren't doing anything count on her to panic for them because she's so good at it.

(Strip Number 377, Original Publication Date, 11 March 1983)

Panel 1: We start things off with Elly asking Mike if he's finished breakfast. Mike, who's reading a Nacho Man comic book, says "Nope."

Panel 2: He also hasn't done his teeth or got his homework ready to take to school yet. Learning this makes Elly freak out a bit.

Panel 3: What really gets her at wit's end is his inability to realize that if he's not careful, he'll be really late.

Panel 4: As she races around in a mindless panic, she thought-bubbles "Why panic when someone else can do it for you?"

Summary: The Lynnsight in the book is a bizarre non-sequitur about her watching some idiot in an airport totally lose his marbles waiting for his flight and how her being a less panicky idiot makes her the same as Mister Air Rage. That being said, why would they learn to do things for themselves when they can count on her to do them her way anyway?