May 9th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Elly astonishes Anne by demonstrating that she can be bought off with shiny trinkets.

(Strip Number 4331, Original Publication Date, 12 May 1983)

Panel 1: Elly responds in the negative both times when Anne asks if she quit and if she's getting paid now.

Panel 2: What she is getting is a subscription to her paper and a parking sticker for her car.

Panel 3: Anne is astonished because this costs Walsh nothing and reminds Elly that she's still working for free.

Panel 4: Since Elly needs to see her name in print, she smiles and says that it's better than nothing.

Summary: Actually, it isn't. What it is is a sign that Elly can be silenced with shiny trinkets so it's actually worse than nothing.