April 19th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 20 April 2012

We're at the homestretch of this week's installment of "'Why do these idiots always do things the stupidest and most difficult way possible?' theatre"; that's because I'm left asking myself why John is letting Mike hold the money for the chocolate bar sales in his pockets instead of letting Daddy hold it or putting it into a can or something. I'm also left asking myself why John blames Mike for the inevitable disaster.

(Strip Number 388, Original Publication Date, 15 April 1983)

Panel 1: We finally come to someone 'nice'; that's because a woman who is drawn to look like a human being instead of a meltdown survivor tells a happy Mike that she will support his school. She then sets up the conflict by asking if she has change for a ten.

Panel 2: Since Mike is a dumb kid who wears whatever's on his bed, he notices that there's a hole in his pocket.

Panel 3: He then tearfully yowls that they have to go back the way they came to look for all his money.

Panel 4: Mike tells an enraged John that he thought that they weren't supposed to say those words.

Summary: Well, if she was going to buy from him before, she isn't going to do so now. She might feel sorry for the kid but Mrs Essence is probably mildly repulsed by John cursing like a stevedore because he thinks that Mike is to blame for his own lack of foresight.