November 5th, 2012

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Coffee Talk, the week of 5 November 2012

Although there probably won't be letters in praise of Cheepy Weenie Casserole, Indigest....Irresistible Christmas Candy and Gramma Buns this week, we can assume that someone's efforts as a cook might yet earn praise from Kool-Aid Nation. At the very least, idiot husbands who take a long time getting weaned away from their mothers will be upbraided.
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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

The second strip in the "Meet Brad Luggsworth" arc has us watching Lawrence blame his being a lazy idiot on Connie for expecting him to not be a lazy idiot.

(Strip Number 495, Original Publication Date, 8 October 1983)

Panel 1: As our story continues, we join Michael and Lawrence walking to the bus stop. Mike asks Lawrence if he did his homework and Lawrence says that he didn't.

Panel 2: As they join the other children heading to class, Mike tells Lawrence that he's going to get it.

Panel 3: Lawrence says that it's not his fault that he didn't get it done; it's all his mom's fault.

Panel 4: After all, she forgot to nag him about it.

Summary: This is the first instance of one of Lynn's favorite little gags at her children's expense. Every so often, a child will blame his or her own failure to do work on his or her mother because she didn't nag him or her about it like she was 'supposed' to.