February 19th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Today, we can probably expect an earnest but incoherent Lynnsight about the evils of tobacco and how it shortened Lynn's parents' lives. That's because Natural Born Bad Influence Gordon notices that he and Mike look as if they're the cool people who smoke cigarettes and asks if his buddy will join him in getting mocked by the pack-a-day set.

(Strip Number 555, Original Publication Date, 22 February 1984)

Panel 1: Having noticed that when he and Mike breathe, it looks as if they're smoking, Gordon calls this fact to his attention.

Panel 2: He also notices they can take twigs and pretend that they're smoking cigarettes.

Panel 3: He then asks if they should go hang around the big kids and act like they're cool.

Panel 4: Mike begs off by saying that he's too cold to be cool.

Summary: While I do expect Lynn to talk at length about how little she likes tobacco, I wonder what form her antipathy will take today. Perhaps she will foreshadow all the strips that have Elly nag a smoker about wanting them to stick around longer.