September 19th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Today's strip begins a mini-arc about how Elly can never seem to lose weight; we start with her buying clothes that are too small because she expects that she'll fit in them if she can silence the little voice in her that says to eat. 

(Strip Number 4369, Original Publication Date, 22 September 1983)

Panel 1: We start things off with Elly straining herself trying to get into a pair of slacks and John asking her why she doesn't simply toss them.

Panel 2: She tells him that she's trying to lose weight so she can fit into them.

Panel 3: He seems to be assuming what I would when he asks her why she doesn't buy a new pair. To a guy, the fact that the slacks don't fit is that they're old.

Panel 4: Her yelling that they are a new pair of slacks is a reminder of something that he forgets: Elly sees the world differently than he does.

Summary: While it is true that John doesn't understand the stress that a dieter like Elly goes through, her blowing her stack like an imbecile is sort of too much.