September 10th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

We begin the garbage gastritis arc with Elly and John wondering exactly how to take Farley's temperature.

(Strip Number 465, Original Publication Date, 13 September 1983)

Panel 1: We begin things with Elly telling John to come look at an obviously sick Farley because she doesn't think that he's feeling very well.

Panel 2: She hands him a thermometer and tells him to take Farley's temperature.

Panel 3: John freezes up because he doesn't know where to put the thermometer.

Panel 4: Elly suggests that he try the end that doesn't bite.

Summary: Well, this is a bland enough start. Someone who reads the strip on the superficial level most of Kool-Aid Nation does will assume that this unreasonable facsimile responsible pet ownership is par for the course. What'll ruin it is Lynn's attempt to cloud the issue by whining about persecution when discussing the letters that ask her why Elly and John didn't rush Farley to the vet instead of fumbling around like dummies.
Snarky Candiru2

Coffee Talk, the week of 10 September 2012

Let's see how many people squeal about how horrible it is that children need things to do and how they're evil because they perceive time as passing more slowly than adults do. I'll bet they'll be matched in numbers by those who bleat about how we're picking on Lynn for expecting the Pattersons to not be total incompetents as pet owners.