October 3rd, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 4 October 2013

In today's strip, both of the kids want to sit by Phil; Elly's response is to propose an idiotic compromise that inconveniences Phil and possibly gives him an idea as to what excuse to offer Elly when he and Georgia decide against having children.

(Strip Number 4442, Original Publication Date, 5 October 1984)

Panel 1: Michael and Elizabeth argue over who gets to sit beside Uncle Phil at supper.

Panel 2: Elly compromises and tells them they can BOTH sit with him.

Panel 3: This means a very unhappy Phil is surrounded by his sister's ill-behaved children demonstrating execrable table manners instead of being able to sit with Georgia. He and I share a problem in deciding which is worse: the fact that his sister is too lazy to teach them and proud of it or that his boorish ape brother-in-law was clearly raised in a barn.

Summary: The odd thing is that Elly still doesn't really understand why Phil is taking never having had kids so well. She never quite figured out that she was a PSA FOR the zero-population growth people.