May 16th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 17 May 2013

Today's strip is part of a comic triple because it's John's turn to declare a piece of old crap he can't use a beloved treasure.

(Strip Number 4429, Original Publication Date, 18 May 1984)

Panel 1: As our story continues, Elly tells John that the odd assortment of objects that she has collected are things that the family no longer uses.

Panel 2: Upon noticing that Elly wants to sell his beloved old duffel coat, John tells her that she can't possibly be thinking of selling it.

Panel 3: He then tells her that he never wears it because he is waiting for the style to come back.

Panel 4: An incredulous Elly says that she doesn't think he will live long enough for that to happen.

Summary: While the notes will be about something else, the underlying theme is that the Pattersons have a hard time letting go of things they don't need.

The Back-Door Doorbell

Anyone remember the arc where Edgar was ringing the doorbell to be let back in when he was out in the backyard? See strip ID #s 2749, 2750, 2751, 2752, 2753, 2762, 2955, and 5822. Am I the only one who thinks it's odd that the Pattersons have a doorbell at the back door? And that Connie uses it?

Edit: Okay, based on responses here, a back-door doorbell isn't so unusual. It still strikes me as odd that Connie rings it. I know she's next door, but don't most people just ring at the front door, even if they are neighbors who are also friends?
Multnomah Falls: summer

Re. Freshly Squeezed

From gocomics:

About Freshly Squeezed

Liz and Sam have it all: a happy marriage, a precocious preteen son named Nate, and a house that's just the right size for the three of them. Then, Liz's parents move in. Grandpa Irv is a kindly but occasionally grumpy Korean War vet who loves watching TV, bickering over politics, and spoiling his grandson. His wife Sarah is equally strong-willed, whether urging Irv to diet, questioning her daughter's parenting choices, or finding surprising success as an advice blogger.

With an estimated 50+ million Americans living in such families as of today, Freshly Squeezed is a refreshing look at newfound family togetherness after the economic collapse. Can three generations of one family share their lives, their feelings, their dwindling fortunes and a bathroom — and keep their sense of humor in the process? Pay a visit to the Freshly Squeezed family to find out! Freshly Squeezed is the brainchild of Ed Stein, an award-winning political cartoonist. He created the local comic strip, Denver Square, for the Denver Rocky Mountain News for 12 years. He lived the Freshly Squeezed life first-hand when his kids were little and his 80-year-old father moved to Denver.


It's the Elly update, only here she's called "Liz" and  she's married to  "Sam" and she has only one son, and she's still a martyr who makes everyone's life miserable.  I'd hate to be Ed Stein's wife, if this is based on true life, and people think that she's that way, like John:Rod.