January 29th, 2013

Indignant Candiru

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

In today's strip, Jean tells John to quit whining about having to make his own lunch now that Elly's got a job.

(Strip Number 4410, Original Publication Date, 1 February 1984)

Panel 1: We find ourselves at the clinic; as John works on a set of dentures, he tells Jean that now that Elly's got a day job, things at the Pattermanse are sure going to change.

Panel 2: He then irritates her (and me) by whining like a big, freaking sooky-baby about how she left for work at eight thirty thereby forcing him to make his own lunch for a change.

Panel 3: Jean asks the great wet jessie to look at her face and see if there's any sort of deep sympathy written on it. John says that there isn't any.

Panel 4: She smiles and says "Exactly."

Summary: I'd be thrilled to death if John were the only person being a whiny little shit because Elly isn't running around picking up after him; too bad that Mike and Lizzie are equally reluctant to let her have time for herself. I'd be even happier if I weren't expecting a Lynnsight about how Rod's harem had their uses.

Best and worst fictional mothers of the comic world

Please take note that this is my own very biased opinion. Feel free to disagree with me, as this was written to inspire discussion.

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ETA: Here are some comic moms that have been suggested, but I'm too familiar with them. If anyone wants to write about them please feel free to do so!

Between friends
Dennis the menace
Hi and Lois
Family circus
Jump start
Retail (Marla recently gave birth to her daughter Fiona)
Adam at Home