June 16th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 17 June 2012

In today's strip, Elly and John talk about growing up in the fabulous fifties. This leads to Mike telling Lizzie that yes, their parents were kids once and a Lynnsight about how Lynn thought that her mother was born old and angry.

(Strip Number 6111, Original Publication Date, 19 June 2012)

Panel 1: We start things off with Elly in her housecoat carrying a cup of coffee. Since she never seems to be able to look where she's going, she stubs her toe on something and yelps in pain.

Panel 2: She glowers in rage as she reaches down to pick up the offending object: a yoyo that possibly fell out of that pocket that Mike had his chocolate money in.

Panel 3: A few minutes later, she smiles and tells John that she can still work a yoyo. He wants to try next.

Panel 4: He then tells her that he won a yoyo for singing at the neighborhood theatre.

Panel 5: Elly gets all wistful as she talks about matinees with a box of popcorn and a cheek full of jawbreakers.

Panel 6: She then asks him if he remembers horseshoe suckers and he asks her if she remembers Mission Orange in the big brown bottles...

Panel 7: ...And scrub baseball. She remembers marbles and jacks.

Panel 8: As the two of them talk about the pleasures of the youth they seem to want to deny their children, Mike turns to Lizzie and reminds her that he WAS right about their parents having once been children too.

Summary: You could hardly tell it from the way they act. Lynn might not realize this but it's fairly annoying to have her write about how her mother gave every impression of having simply been plopped onto the landscape filled with anger and impatience only watch her make a hero of a woman who lives in pants-soiling terror of her children finding out that she was once like them.