October 2nd, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 3 October 2013

In today's strip, Elly stupidly lets her goat get got because she's too damned dumb to realize that that's what Mike is doing.

(Strip Number 720, Original Publication Date, 4 October 1984)

Panel 1: We start things off peacefully enough when Elly tells Michael to wash his face before dinner because Phil and Georgia are coming over.

Panel 2: His telling her "later" is somehow both unexpected and alarming despite it being both typical of a poorly raised child like him and eminently predictable.

Panel 3: This example of a jackass stirring up the shit to see what happens sets Elly on a rant about his attitude as she sends him to wash his face immediately.

Panel 4: As he enjoys the tantrum he hoped for, Michael thought-bubbles that he can get a lot of mileage out of a one-word answer.

Summary: Elly never seems to have realized that she'd given birth to a shit-disturber. Always and ever, she expected that he wouldn't try to push her buttons and always and ever she let her buttons GET pushed because of her poor impulse control.