June 8th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Today's strip is brought to you by Lynn's hatred of having to exert herself. That's because we're watching Elly whining about having to work off the ten extra pounds she doesn't weigh.

(Strip Number 7161, Original Publication Date, 10 June 1984)

Panel 1: We find ourselves at the not-aerobics course looking at Elly and Connie gasping for breath after a session of unbelievable torture and totally not a mild workout. (Also, it's not that they're sedentary people fool-hardy enough to think that they can go from mild activity to a more taxing workout regimen without paying a cost.)

Panel 2: A grim Connie tells Elly "Up and at'em."

Panel 3: Elly and Connie jog the impossible distance of about a hundred yards.

Panel 4: We next see them doing leg lifts as the instructor barks orders at them.

Panel 5: Next on the agenda is an upper-body workout. Having noticed what they're doing, Connie asks a sweaty, gasping Elly if she remembers this exercise.

Panel 6: She chants the familiar phrase "We must, we must, we must improve our bust!!"

Panel 7: As they wheeze their way down the track, Elly says "Yeah! Good ol'High School!"

Panel 8: She makes a morose comment about how things used to be simpler back then.

Panel 9: That's because they have to improve everything now.

Summary: It's strips like this that make me think that it would probably be as likely to kill Elly/Lynn to have a good word for getting in shape as saying anything positive about herself would.