September 30th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 1 October 2013: Phil needs Vitamin FOAD.

We continue merrily on with Phil over-reacting to a harmless suggestion like a complete dodo. Today, it takes the form of his belief that having to consider the rights and needs of other people equates to being totally emasculated.

(Strip Number 718, Original Publication Date, 2 October 1984)

Panel 1: It would seem that withdrawal is not treating Phil all that well. He looks as if he's in the terminal stage of the use of one of the nine rings Sauron handed out to mortal men doomed to die as he brays about the unbelievable horror of not having beer in the fridge and not having his smokes.

Panel 2: He wonders what has happened to him. He used to be free to come and go as he willed with no hassles, curfews or ties.

Panel 3: He starts ranting to Georgia that she's doing something horrible to him by turning him into a figure from his nightmares.

Panel 4: Said super-crazy no-way cosmic horror is called "Domestic Man" and looks very much like a Hanna-Barbera cartoon about how crazy it is that gals expect men to do housework.

Summary: The Lynnsight will no doubt be about how Alan took his sweet time growing the Hell up and had to be dragged kicking and screaming all the way through every last rite of passage leading him to steady, dependable adulthood. Part of me wants to cheer her on because the idea that having to think about other people's rights is just for weak girls is a mental hiccup pretty much exclusive to that repulsive and inferior humanoid called the momma's boy.