March 15th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 16 March 2013

We end the week with Lynn being the idiot this time. This is because while we know that when Humphrey shoves his bedding out onto Elly's nice, clean floor, he isn't doing so to be a jerk, Lynn seems to have ordered Steph to state that it's because he misses the noise his wheel makes.

(Strip Number 574, Original Publication Date, 17 March 1984)

Panel 1: As he staggers back into bed, John tells Elly that he's oiled Humphrey's exercise wheel.

Panel 2: Elly tells a scowling John "Good! As long as he's quiet, he'll be no trouble at all."

Panel 3: We then look in on Humphrey as he roots around in his bedding.

Panel 4: For some reason (or, since his brain is the size of a lentil, for no reason at all), he kicks a lot of his bedding onto the floor.

Summary: As I said, the description in the catalog implies that he did so because he misses the noise. This doesn't make sense because he's a hamster. He can no more plot to screw with Elly and John than he can survive Lizzie's great big hug.