December 12th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 13 December 2012

In today's strip, Mike channels Dennis Mitchell when telling the people in an elevator about the perfume John had sprayed on his wrist.

(Strip Number 519, Original Publication Date, 15 December 1983)

Panel 1: Shortly after the crock-pot incident, we find John and Mike walking towards somewhere. Mike tells John "Boy, that was sure some nice perfume you got Mom!" John certainly thinks so too.

Panel 2: Mike then asks if John had to have it sprayed on his wrists; John says yes, that always has to happen.

Panel 3: He then points out an elevator by which he and Mike can get to the next floor.

Panel 4: John then stands there looking like he got punched in the gut because Mike's breezy comment about how if anyone smells anything, it's coming from Daddy was made the other passengers look at him in disgust.

Summary: It's tiresome attempts to pay tribute to and totally not steal from other creators that make me glad that in two years or so, the strip will finally be getting good. Once Lynn finds her own voice, we won't live in fear of having the real Dennis show up and slap Mike with a Cease and Desist order.
Multnomah Falls: summer

As for Therese....

I found this article about another article.  I'm not sure when it was written, or if it's been posted here before, but the thing that stood out for me was the line about when a man parents, he's a saint; when a woman parents, she's a mother.

http://thestir.cafemom.com/big_kid/116986/rahna_reiko_rizzuto_is_selfish

Reviewing her strips,I think on some unconsious level, Lynn was jealous of Therese, and that's why she was slamming her, so yeah, tear her down however.

(I'm not in a good mood--I got into an on-line spat with an associate who was slamming people on food stamps, because she stood behind someone who was buying a roast with EBT card, and associate couldn't afford a roast.  Never mind that said associate had season tickets to a number of sports, made it her business to attend all events, and drives to other states to visit relatives, and has all the money to do those things, and tells about her adventures on Facebook.  If she can't afford a roast, no one poorer than she should have one, even if it is probably on sale and end-of-the-day mark-down.  And somehow, the associate reminds me of what I know about Lynn.)