February 3rd, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 4 February 2013

We start the week with Elly and John getting affectionate. When Mike questions this because Valentine's is next week, Lizzie suggests that maybe they're practicing.

(Strip Number 4413, Original Publication Date, 6 February 1984)

Panel 1: We start things off with Elly asking John if she's told him lately just how much she appreciates him.

Panel 2: As Mike looks on in consternation, she tells John that he's thoughtful and understanding before kissing him on the cheek.

Panel 3: As his parents hug, Mike asks Lizzie what they could be doing; after all, Valentine's isn't until next week.

Panel 4: Lizzie says that maybe they're practicing.

Summary: This is a pleasant enough little strip no matter what its source is. Too bad that we're bound to get a Lynnecdote that ruins it.
Snarky Candiru2

Off Topic: The end of the one-cent coin and its discontents.

Here's something that probably isn't going to mean a lot to most of you but as of tomorrow, the Bank of Canada is going to withdraw the one-cent coin from circulation. What this means as a practical thing is that change is going to be rounded either up or down to the nearest five cents. While this might mean little to most people in this day of debit cards, it would be something horrible and evil if you're someone nice and stupid like Elly. Since she seems to me to be the sort of person who thinks that the fact that six times seven is the same as seven times six is a miracle, I can see her having a meltdown because she thinks that she's getting shortchanged.