February 7th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 8 February 2013

In today's strip, we see the end result of Elly's thinking that Mike magically knows what to do despite never having been told what to do if he's locked out: a traumatized little boy standing out in the cold wondering what kept her.

(Strip Number 548, Original Publication Date, 10 February 1984)

Panel 1: We find ourselves at Lizzie's daycare; as Elly rushes to the car, she Oh, dears Lizzie and tells us that since she's running late, Mike is locked out.

Panel 2: She thanks God that Mike has enough common sense to go to a neighbor's house until she gets home.

Panel 3: As she pulls up to the house, she finds Mike standing there shivering and asking her where she was.

Summary: Tomorrow's strip has her blame his dislike for this sort of situation on a need to make her smile, bake cookies, dust armchairs and not lock him out in the cold.

"April Patterson is a hall monitor"

Did anyone else happen to be watching 1600 Penn tonight? The youngest son was giving a speech to run for school president, and he started to talk about individual students. His first example began with "April Patterson is a hall monitor." Then something like, "All she wants is for people to stop throwing things at her." I enjoy thinking one of the writers is a foob snarker. :)