March 4th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

The real end of the super-important Arcade of Depravity arc ends with Mike telling Gordon that Mommy thinks that he's a bad influence. When Mike says that he doesn't know why, Gordo suggests that they hang around together and find out.

(Strip Number 565, Original Publication Date, 6 March 1984)

Panel 1: As they walk down the street, Gordon asks Mike if his mom is in a bad mood. Mike says "Naaaa....just the usual."

Panel 2: He then tells Gordon that horrible, gaping MAAAAAAAAA called him a bad influence.

Panel 3: Gordo asks what that means. Mike does not know.

Panel 4: Gordon guesses that they gotta hang around together 'till they figure it out.

Summary: My guess is that we're supposed to think that Mike is being naughty because he's magically supposed to think "Mom doesn't like Gordon so despite the fact that there's nothing wrong with him, I have to spurn him like a rabid dog." What bothers me is that Mira is called pure evil in those horrid, life-affirming bright colours Ethnics blight the world by wearing for expecting the same damned thing of Deedoormat. Also, we can probably expect a Little Lynnie show about a great kid Lynn's mother hated for no real reason she could see.

"Parenting wisdom from 7 celebs"

Okay, I'm not going to attempt to include the link, because I don't want LiveJournal to toss me into a moderation queue, but this was featured on the parentscanada [dot] com website, and the blurb below the big, honking pic of Lynn reads:
Honesty is the best (parenting) policy

Always tell your children the truth… about feelings and relationships and money. If you are wrong, admit it. If you have no money for something, say so. If you are angry about something, explain your anger as best you can so your kids won’t feel that they are the source of your anger. If you respect them, they will respect you in return.

Lynn Johnston, mother of grown children Aaron and Katie, artist and author of the world-syndicated comic strip For Better or For Worse.

The other featured "celebs" are Eric Peterson, Marilyn Denis, Molly Johnson, Adam Beach, Silken Laumann, and Arlene Dickinson. I've never heard of any of them....

The article was linked on the official FB page.