July 30th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

In today's strip, Mike baffles Jim by wanting a hot dog now that he knows what goes into cleaning fish.

(Strip Number 670, Original Publication Date, 1 August 1984)

Panel 1: We start things off with Jim telling Mike that cleaning a fish that he's gutting in the kitchen sink is no problem.

Panel 2: He describes the process as slittin'er open, emptyin'er out, choppin'er out and scalin'er the way he's doing.

Panel 3: Having declared the fish ready to fry, he asks Mike what he says.

Panel 4: Since the point of this mess is to harrumph that spoiled, timid children are afraid to try good stuff, Mike astonishes Jim by asking for a hot-dog.

Summary: In her haste to bludgeon her children over the head about how ungrateful and mean they are to reject her cooking, Lynn loses sight of something Red Green once speculated on. It seemed to him that most vegetarians got their start working at a slaughter house. Also, it is very likely that when Mike thinks of 'fish', he imagines the slop Elly cooks.