May 14th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Coffee Talk, the week of 14 May 2012

Well, given that one of the key hidden elements of Sunday's mess is John's schadenfreude at the mess he intends to do nothing about, it would seem that most of the letters this week will be about how all husbands everywhere are slithering vermin who equate being asked to help out around the home to being castrated by a chainsaw. That being said, the men who read this community should probably wear protection. You'll need it. Ouch. 
Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Elly is rather pointlessly astonished that the over-grown child she calls a kid brother wants a wife to play Mommy for him instead of learning to clean up after himself like an adult. God!! If only there had been a nice, long, brutal war in the seventies to thin the ranks of idiot mama's boys like him and John!!!

(Strip Number 402, Original Publication Date, 17 May 1983)

Panel 1: Elly looks at the God-awful mess that Phil lives in and asks him if someone came in and ransacked the place.

Panel 2: Phil makes a tired excuse about preferring to live in what he calls a natural environment and what a human being with pride in his surroundings would call a mess not fit for a pig.

Panel 3: Elly tells the lazy lump that he needs some self-discipline.

Panel 4: Since he was raised by Marian to think that women were put on God's Earth to pick up after him, he doesn't get that his declaration that he needs a wife would somehow astonish Elly the way it does.

Summary: Like I said, I'm not especially astonished because I know what drives people like Phil to think of women as his servants: being fussed over by a mother who didn't let him life a damned finger growing up. Marian called it 'mother love'. I call it an oar to the stomach of every female contemporary that ever crossed his path.

Farley Golf Club Covers Are Here!

Just in case there was any doubt that Lynn is trying to get money from the fine golfing veterinarians who contribute money to the Farley Foundation, the ad campaign has included a donation to said organization. Lynn has "1300 Units in Stock." I wonder if we will get to see this number get lower as each item is purchased. I can only hope.