December 10th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Today's strip shows us another reason why it is that John can never seem to buy Elly what she wants. It would seem that by the time he gets to the mall, he forgets what Elly told him she wanted.

(Strip Number 517, Original Publication Date, 13 December 1983)

Panel 1: We find Mike and John at the mall; John tells Mike that Elly sure is hard to shop for.

Panel 2: Mike asks how come that is; after all, he did say that she did tell him what she wanted.

Panel 3: John says that's the problem.

Panel 4: It turns out that he can't exactly remember what she told him to get her.

Summary: It's probably just me but I can't help but expect a Lynnsight about how evil, conflict-causing MEN always tune out their poor put-upon wives. The problem with her using this one to prove her points is that while John is a dumbass who never listens, he's more of a cautionary example than an exemplar of masculinity.
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Coffee Talk, the week of 10 December 2012

I wonder exactly how many people will get on Lynn's naughty list for calling her on being a twit Sunday. My guess is that only the most loyal and most clueless will be there to whinge about the haters and scary, scary Facebook when the curtain falls this Christmas break.

ETA: Given the negative response to the Sunday strip, part of me expects to see Lynn write something inflammatory in a failed attempt to clarify her position.
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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

In today's installment of the Christmas angel arc, a sales agent tells Mike that she doesn't think much of John's super-romantic idea to give Elly a crock pot as a present.

(Strip Number 518, Original Publication Date, 14 December 1983)

Panel 1: As our story continues, we find Michael about to buy Elly a nice gift: a glass Christmas angel. The saleswoman is impressed and tells him what a wonderfully romantic gift it is. (Ew. What's next? Telling him he's gonna get lucky?)

Panel 2: She then goes on to say that a person call tell a lot about a man by what he buys; she says that she'd call Michael sentimental.

Panel 3: Mike points at John and tells the woman that Daddy bought Mommy a crock pot.

Panel 4: John is flabbergasted when she tells Mike that she'd call Daddy something else.

Summary: That something else is a jerk who thinks of Elly not as a love interest but as a maid, cook and nanny.