May 23rd, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 24 May 2012

In today's strip, we have yet another reminder that most of the reason that John and Elly are married is that they made a questionable decision in a fearful hurry.

(Strip Number 410, Original Publication Date, 26 May 1983)

Panel 1: Phil tells John that the idea of commitment scares the holy living bejesus out of him.

Panel 2: He then asks howcome he can't just up and get married like John and Elly did.

Panel 3: He sets up the weak punchline by asking what is the difference between himself and John.

Panel 4: A bleary-eyed John tells Phil that unlike him, he's had time to think about it.

Summary: The notes will no doubt be all about how men are big chickens about giving single women a last name or some allied sort of nonsense that reminds us how out-of-date Lynn's thought-processes are. What they won't be about is that part of John can't help but wonder if he made a bad bargain when he married Elly.