April 12th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 13 April 2012

Paula shows us what side she's supposed to be on by blackmailing Mike into going to bed at the same hour Elly wants him to.

(Strip Number 4321, Original Publication Date, 22 April 1982)

Panel 1: Bravely facing the horrific menace to all that is good and holy that is called "an eight year old watching television later than his parents would allow him", Paula tells Mike that he's supposed to be in bed.

Panel 2: Since she isn't his mother, he responds to the random input of some dumb kid on a power trip by blowing a raspberry; she plays the "I'll tell your mom if you don't do what you're told" card.

Panel 3: She then escalates by telling him that if he doesn't submit to her orders, she'll tell the kids at school he still sleeps with a teddy bear. He reacts by bulging his eyes out in terror.

Panel 4: Mike, having been successfully sat on, is in bed, shivering in terror and thought-bubbling that this one plays dirty.

Summary: This one is also going to be praised with great praise in the Lynnsights. That's because Lynn loves being in a position where she can tyrannize hapless idiots for minor offences....as evidenced by a Lynnsight where she exults in actually sitting on a younger child because s/he didn't respect her God-like authority.