September 1st, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 2 September 2013

Since Mike has no imagination and thus cannot come up with a constructive way to fill his time, he has no choice but to be a malicious little shit to Lizzie.

(Strip Number 696, Original Publication Date, 3 September 1984)

Panel 1: We start things off with Mike doing one of the few things that gives him pleasure: smugly trying to yank Lizzie's stuffed bunny away from her so he can hear her yell for Mommy in anguish.

Panel 2: Elly asks him why he is teasing his sister.

Panel 3: Michael doesn't honestly know why.

Panel 4: He then tells a defeated-looking Elly that he doesn't think there is anything else to do.

Summary: This, I think, is the downside of telling a child to entertain him- or herself; while Lynn might simper about how only a good dust-up can relieve childhood boredom, my inner doubter would tend to think that perhaps children need to be paid heed to, deadlines be damned.

even tea party land hated this strip

Hello! It's been a couple months since I read/lurked/posted here but I had to bring this to you.

My local newspaper, the Bakersfield Californian, has a weekly column called Sound Off to answer questions, comments, and complaints. Until Saturday the 7th, it can be found as the first article on this page: bakersfieldcalifornian. com/ opinion/ sound-off (remove spaces as always)

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