August 11th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 12 August 2012

In today's strip, John stupidly reveals that some of the compliments he pays Elly are lies. The reason that this is a problem is that he refuses to remember that he married a raging paranoiac who thinks that being diplomatic is being deceived.

(Strip Number 7141, Original Publication Date, 14 August 1983)

Panel 1: We begin the strip with a panel of the smacky, messy, gobbly eating that so disgusts trumanf.

Panel 2: Having eaten his fill of Elly's questionable cooking, Mike asks if he can leave the table.

Panel 3: John tells Elly that that was a delicious supper. If he'd stopped there, we'd all be better off but our boy is sort of stupid.

Panel 4: He proves this by pointing out that he actually complimented her cooking. This compliment confuses her.

Panel 5: Y'see, it seems to have gotten back to him that he's thought of as disliking her indigestible slop and made noise about her just throwing it together; this is why he rattles on all defensively about how she can't tell him that he doesn't notice how hard she works on a meal. His praise makes her smile.

Panel 6: He does notice.

Panel 7: As a matter of fact, he always makes a point of saying what a great meal she makes.

Panel 8: His telling her that he compliments her cooking no matter how bad it is replaces her smile with a baffled frown.

Summary: Given that he makes a back-handed compliment that implies that he thinks she's lazy a few days from now, you want to tell him to stop saying words.
Snarky Candiru2

Lynn's long weekend.....

It would seem that I've forgotten to post another of Lynn's attempts at blogging. This time out, she describes her meeting with the person who seems to have become Keith Enjo.

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- About the pastry thing, Lynn....everyone knows that.
- I'd tell her to write using the words she feels comfortable using but since she was raised by the sort of idiots I like to refer to as having grown up stupid under the Red Ensign, she might actually be doing so.
- Again with the ten pounds? HUM!! She probably came out of the womb thinking that she weighed ten pounds too many.