April 23rd, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Today's strip clues us in to why it is that Michael is so nasty to Lizzie. The reason would appear to be that he is given nothing to do but told to find something to do by an inattentive cretin who's had the same hairstyle since she was a poser hippie chick.

(Strip Number 4422, Original Publication Date, 25 April 1984)

Panel 1: As John, Phil and Georgia's silhouettes lay blame as to who ruined dinner, Elly tells a bored and angry Michael that she realizes that there are no other kids to play with.

Panel 2: She explains that Phil doesn't keep toys, comics or games lying around in case friends or relatives with kids drop by.

Panel 3: That being said, Elly tells him to find SOMETHING to do; he mutters "Uh-huh" in compliance.

Panel 4: The something that he finds is going into the living room and BOPPING Lizzie on the head out of sheer boredom.

Summary: I realize that Lynn isn't going to take what I say here seriously because I don't have children but it seems to me that this is the inevitable end result of giving a child nothing to do but telling him to do something.