April 10th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 11 April 2013

In today's strip, Elly and Connie talk about how time seems to accelerate as a person gets older and has a family. The rather over-the-top punchline is, as Lynn says in the book, where she got one of the titles for the collections from.

(Strip Number 4421, Original Publication Date, 12 April 1984)

Panel 1: We find ourselves back at the anachronistic aerobics class. As Connie and Elly change, Connie marvels that Mike is having his ninth birthday party because it seems like only yesterday that he and Lawrence were born.

Panel 2: She then mommyjacks the aging process by saying that time sure does seem to go faster once you have a family. Elly agress with this concept.

Panel 3: First, she says, you're pushing a baby carriage.

Panel 4: Next thing you know, you're pushing forty.

Summary: This whole "My time is zipping by because I have a child" seems to presume that people who don't have kids like they 'gotta' perceive time as moving as slowly as it did when they were younger. This childless man is here to say that that is bollocks.