May 18th, 2013

Self Portrait

Cheap Weenie Casserole

Out of curiosity, what exactly constitutes a "cheap weenie casserole"? I make beanie weenies for my sisters once in a while when I babysit (And I'll post the recipe I use below) but I'm wondering what everyone else here is thinking when we use the phrase to mock Elly's cooking.

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Sunday, 19 May 2013

By now, most of you know that it's the long holiday weekend up here in the Great Wiped-out North; Lynn chose to celebrate the day with this example of people being baffled and angered at Lizzie for being a four-year old. Enjoy.

(Strip Number 6132, Original Publication Date, 20 May 1984)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Mike, Lawrence and Lizzie in the back seat of the car; since this is the eighties and since Lynn thinks that booster seats are a racket, Lizzie isn't very well secured and thus able to try to shove Mike and Lawrence aside to get enough room.

Panel 2: Since he can't tolerate the sound of kids being kids, John grouses about it being a beautiful day for a Sunday drive.

Panel 3: For some reason, Lizzie is now between Mike and Lawrence. Said reason seems to be that she needs to shriek about how Nizzie wanna sit by car window, Mommy!!!!

Panel 4: We switch to an exterior shot of the hoverwagon so as to see the beautiful scenery that no one can enjoy because Mike and Lizzie are squabbling over who gets to sit by the car window.

Panel 5: Michael tries to remind Elly that Lizzie sat by the window last time which makes it his turn.

Panel 6: A frustrated Elly says "Oh, Michael - for the sake of peace - let her sit by the window" because she responds not to 'right and wrong' but to who shouts the loudest.

Panel 7: Lizzie smiles a nasty, triumphant little smile as she manages to get her way.

Panel 8: Her triumph is short-lived because having got the window seat, she promptly falls asleep.

Summary: The annoying thing is not the fact that we're in for (drum-roll) another episode of the Little Lynnie Show. The annoying thing is that we're going to get "My parents had me in the front seat and I never flew out of the windshield so all this booster seat nonsense is just a plot to make me spend money on nothing so can we not focus on that and instead complain about how my parents always favored Alan?"