November 3rd, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Today's strip is yet another tribute to Lynn's inability to synchronize the Sunday strips with the weekly plotlines. That's because we have to watch Lizzie feed Michael's Halloween candy to Farley.

(Strip Number 6118, Original Publication Date, 6 November 1983)

Panel 1: We start things off with Farley looking on as Lizzie rifles through a bag of Halloween treats.

Panel 2: She's delighted to find dat dere are four gumballs dat haben't even been cheweded yet.

Panel 3: As she chews her gum, she asks Farley if he wants some.

Panel 4: Farley chews the gum, finds it distasteful and spits it out.

Panel 5: She then asks him if he wants some toffee or a sucker.

Panel 6: The poor animal, while initially confused by having to deal with the odd-tasting food, has come to almost enjoy it.

Panel 7: Having successfully trained Farley to eat candy, Lizzie asks him if he wants a chocolate.

Panel 8: Elly finally decided to show up and asks Lizzie if she's feeding Farley her Halloween candy.

Panel 9: Lizzie says "No."

Panel 10: She gived him Michael's. Mike is not ecstatic.

Summary: The reason I mentioned the synchronization issue is that Elly was supposed to have hidden the candy away earlier in the week. Granted, compared to the ugly-ass habit of talking with a mouth full of food, the witless habit of antagonizing Mike and tormenting a dog, that's like comparing getting a paper cut to being shot in the face with a bazooka.
Snarky Candiru2

The 2013 Calendar: a warning.

I was doing a bit of early Christmas shopping today and came across a copy of the 2013 wall calendar in a specialty store. I'd looked at the back of the thing to have an idea of what we could expect and saw the strip where Elly makes a big freaking deal out of Mike wanting to eat that cherry sticking out of a cake only to eat it herself when he ain't looking and assumed "Oh, boy. A bunch of Sunday strips that focus on the Foob's unhealthy eating habits and worse table manners. Jinkies. At least she isn't going to talk about Cheepie Weenie Casserole!" And she doesn't. She has a recipe for CHEEPY Weenie Casserole. It's the same garbage only it's spelled differently.