June 2nd, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 3 June 2012

In today's strip, John is hampered by Elly's need to make sure he doesn't embarrass her by dressing like something from the Dorcus collection on Lileks.Com.

(Strip Number 7136, Original Publication Date, 5 June 1983)

Panel 1: John hums to himself as he puts on a rather garish dress shirt.

Panel 2: He then thought-bubbles "Et voila!!" as he ties a brightly-colored neck tie.

Panel 3: He glugs down a cup of coffee....

Panel 4: ...buttons up a tweed jacket...

Panel 5: ...and kisses a mortified Elly on the cheek as he heads out to go to work.

Panel 6: Before he can head out the door, Elly yells WAIT!!!! off-camera. 

Panel 7: She tells him that he can't wear that shirt and suit together and asks where he got that tie.

Panel 8: As she forces him into a plain white shirt and black neck-tie, she says "Now, you look presentable." (This translates into "Now, people will think that my opinion matters.")

Panel 9: For some reason, he's at a meeting with Ted and a bunch of other drones in blue suits. Ted tells him that he does know that he's a bit late for it. John knows this.

Panel 10: His problem is that he didn't pass dress inspection.

Summary: His real problem is that he might be mildly color-blind. Not that Elly would get that. She assumes that he picks out the clothes he does to torment her. Then again, if she did find out that he was color-blind, she'd assume that he deliberately decided to be color-blind to torment her.