July 27th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 28 July 2012

I would tend to believe that today's strip (in which Mike and Lizzie boast about playing in the barley bin is the one that will explain why it is that Ruth and Tom rescued Aaron. That's because the "joke" is "DUUUURRRRRRRRRR!!!!!! My under-supervised children caused a horrible mess going somewhere they shouldn't have been because no one was paying attention! I can't see how that could have happened or how it could have been prevented."

(Strip Number 445, Original Publication Date, 30 July 1983)

Panel 1: We start things off with Mike and Lizzie dumping grain out of their hair and clothing. For some reason, it clatters on the floor.

Panel 2: They continue to do so.

Panel 3: As they walk down the hallway (all the while crunching grain underfoot), Michael yells "Guess what, Mom?"

Panel 4: He points to the trail he and Lizzie left and explains to his horrified Mother that Uncle Danny's got a whole shed full of barley.

Summary: If this is the strip aprilp_katje thinks it might be, the notes will be all about how Ruth and Tom took Aaron up to Lynn Lake after hearing about how he wound up in a grain bin when no one was looking. The passivity in the notes (Oh, well, I guess we'd better keep him from dying.) makes me wonder who really insisted that Ruth and Tom move to Corbeil.