July 16th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

In today's strip, Elly panics unnecessarily about poooooooooooooooor Mike lost and afraid when, in fact, he's having a nice time hanging out with Vicky the flight attendant.

(Strip Number 658, Original Publication Date, 18 July 1984)

Panel 1: We find ourselves at the Pattermanse watching John tell Elly that Marian just told him that Mike's plane had to stop in Calgary.

Panel 2: Being told that it'll be delayed for two hours due to mechanical difficulties (BROKEN PLANE!!!!!!!!) freaks Elly (MELODRAMATIC IDIOT WHO WASTED HER LIFE GETTING HER BOWELS IN AN UPROAR OVER NOTHING!!!!!) the Hell out.

Panel 3: She demonsrates her depth of feeling by screaming about how POOR MIKE IS LOST AND ALONE IN A STRANGE AIRPORT!!!!!!!

Panel 4: We jump-cut to Calgary where Vicky the flight attendant is asking Mike if he wants another game of cards or to hit the arcade.

Summary: Were Elly to know that Michael is not lost, alone and crying for his mommy and sorry that he wants to not hang around demonspawn, her poor little boy would suddenly become an evil little boy making his poor mother worry for nothing. Anything is better than admitting once and for all that not only is Elly a screaming maniac who pitches a fit over every little thing, she's an ignorant twinkie who hasn't the least idea of how the World actually God-damn works!! (Ah, well. Like mother, like daughter....as all the strips that depict Marian being just as baffled by the predictable and just as oblivious as to how the world works as Elly is show us.)