May 25th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Today's Sunday strip has John flat on his back on the couch explaining that he'd rather rest up that spend a nice day out with the family.

(Strip Number 6133, Original Publication Date, 27 May 1984)

Panel 1: We start things off with Mike, who's wearing a jacket, watching John take a nap on the couch.

Panel 2: He gives Daddy a rude awakening by yelling "BOY, SOME PEOPLE SURE ARE LAZY!!"

Panel 3: He then tells John that he, Lizzie and Elly are going to bicycle up to the ski hill and asks Daddy if he wants to join them.

Panel 4: Since John doesn't immediately say yes, Mike then tries to pull him up off the couch as he pleads with him to join them.

Panel 5: Elly backs Mike up by saying that it's beautiful up on the hill as a means of coaxing him off the couch.

Panel 6: She then reminds him that they say that a change is as good as a rest.

Panel 7: He considers this for a moment.

Panel 8: Since the bike trip would further irritate his aching back, he tells her that if it's all the same with her, he'll take the rest.

Summary: My guess is that John is supposed to be Lynn's alter ego in this one; that's because the Lynnsight is a long-form rant about sofas she has loved. It's very telling about Lynn that she remembers her furniture more vividly than she can what her children were like growing up.