August 25th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 26 September 2013

We begin the "Phil has to quit smoking" arc with his acting as if having to quit smoking is the end of the world as we know it.

(Strip Number 690, Original Publication Date: 27 August 1984)

Panel 1: We start things off with Phil apologizing to Mike for being late for his music lesson. It would appear that he had a doctor's appointment.

Panel 2: His telling Elly to sit down because he's got bad news...real bad news has her worried because she's thinks that he's about to tell her that he has three months or so to live.

Panel 3: Given that the terrible news that he can barely stand to say is that he has to quit smoking, her concern turns to confusion.

Summary: Given how little Elly understands about how hard it really is to quit smoking, said confusion relates as to whether dancing a jig, pointing at him and yelling "IN YOUR FACE!!!!" would be bad form.
Snarky Candiru2

Settlepocalypse Plus Five: A Proposal.

I just realized that today is supposed to be Liz and Anthony's fifth anniversary. While I do have my own idea of what's happening right now:

- Anthony no longer being wonderful because he backs Liz in her campaign to keep Elly from raising James Allen 'properly'.

- Liz being a problem because she's fallen under the sway of no longer wonderful Mrs Caine and her horrible gospel of teaching Liz and Anthony to live on their own.

- Liz being crazy and weird because she's saying crazy, weird things about how she should have respected Therese's boundaries.

- Liz being extra crazy and weird because she doesn't see the evil, distracting star that the Evil Career Woman is shining in the Weird Frenchy Girl's face.

and

- Deanna and Mike showing Katie and Lane how to be good children by letting Elly do their thinking for them.

I'd like to ask you what your thoughts on the matter were.