January 5th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 6 January 2013

In today's strip, John makes the stupid mistake of asking fidgety idiot Michael to get him a beer; since the dolt doesn't understand that shaking a can of Molson Canadian will produce the same fountain of carbonation shaking a can of store brand cola does, he witlessly shakes it because simply carrying it is too boring and ends up watching John get soaked. Since John is also an idiot, he assumes that his dead-eyed boy did this deliberately.

(Strip Number 7150, Original Publication Date, 8 January 1984)

Panel 1: We start off with Mike asking John, who's busy resting up after a hard day at the office, if there's anything he can do for him.

Panel 2: Anything, that is, that isn't simply 'go away'.

Panel 3: It turns out there is; John asks Mike if he can go down to the fridge to get him a nice cold beer.

Panel 4: Mike gets a can of beer out of the fridge.

Panel 5: Since he's an antsy little kid who doesn't understand that shaking a beer can is a bad idea, he shakes the beer can.

Panel 6: He then flips it around.

Panel 7: He then walks back downstairs.

Panel 8: He hands the can of beer to a smiling John.....

Panel 9: He then stands there like a wooden Jesus in a country graveyard when John opens the can and gets splashed with beer.

Panel 10: Since the poor little twit doesn't connect harmlessly flipping the can with what just happened, he asks John if there's anything else he can do for him.

Summary: Given that John doesn't understand what Mike doesn't know, there's something Mike can do: pull down his jeans so he can get waled on. The idea that his boy is too stupid to know what he did is way less comforting than thinking that he was rebelling against doing chores so that's what John's going to believe.