June 9th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 10 June 2012

The Pattersons' participation in a wedding leads to the bog-standard joke about how children Lizzie's age are supposedly not quite able to realize that there was a time before they existed.

(Strip Number 6110, Original Publication Date, 12 June 2012)

Panel 1: As our story for the day begins, we find ourselves watching John, Elly and Anne waving good-bye to a newly married couple. Since they're standing in front of a church, one would assume that they held the reception in the church hall.

Panel 2: We then see the hover-limo drive them to either a train station or airport as they leave for their honeymoon.

Panel 3: A little while later, we find John and Elly at home. As she puts her dress in the closet, she says "Wasn't that a lovely wedding, John?"

Panel 4: As he puts his suit jacket away, he says that it brought back memories of their own wedding.

Panel 5: Elly's talking about how there were daffodils at the church and the funny story John's brother told at the reception attract Lizzie's attention.

Panel 6: As John reminds himself that yessir, their reception was some party, Lizzie asks if she was there.

Panel 7: John tells her that no, she wasn't. When she asks if Michael was there, she's again told that he wasn't. She then reminds us that Lynn thinks that "how come" is one word because she hears it that way by asking howcome.

Panel 8: Since John is a simpleton who isn't able to realize that just maybe Lizzie can wrap her brain around the idea that there was a time before she existed, he tells her that she just wasn't.

Panel 9: Since Lizzie got the wrong answer to her question because her parents are kinda stupid, she says that she and Michael never get imbited to anyfing.

Summary: Watch the Lynnsight be all about how children's brains are so tiny that they can't contain the idea "There was a time when there was no you." This is bogus because I used to be six and was willing to accept that there was a world before I was there to see it.