December 31st, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

We begin the "Elly joins an aerobics class" arc with John making an insensitive comment and reeling in horror and confusion when Elly yells at him. Great. He's churlish AND stupid.

(Strip Number 4396, Original Publication Date, 2 January 1984)

Panel 1: It would seem that Elly is having another fat day; that's because while John is getting dressed for work, she's standing there yelling "LOOK AT ME! I'M NEVER GOING TO DUMP ALL THIS LARD!! I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO WILLPOWER!!!"

Panel 2: John makes an asinine comment about how she should come down to the clinic and he can wire her jaws shut and thus solve her problem. Judging from the fact that she's about to turn the same color as Sinestro, this suggestion displeases her.

Panel 3: She informs him that his comments hurt her feelings by yelling incoherently at him.

Panel 4: Having been growled at for no reason that makes sense to him makes John thought-bubble that doing so might solve his problems as well.

Summary: Here's something that might solve his problems: remembering that other people's feelings matter as much to them as his do to him.