October 7th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

In today's strip, we see an example of the pointless nothings that irritating children squabble about; this is because wants to make damned sure that Lizzie is getting the same amount of ice cream bar he is in the interests of fairness.

(Strip Number 4443, Original Publication Date, 9 October 1984)

Panel 1: Michael is approached by Elizabeth who gloats over the ice cream bar that John bought her when they were out shopping.

Panel 2: Since he thinks that he's been short-changed, Michael tells John that Lizzie got an ice-cream bar from the store and that he wants to know what HE got. Since John is a dick who doesn't like, tolerate or understand kids, this example of rather typical behaviour is treated like a hardship.

Panel 3: A weary-looking John hands Mike the same sort of ice-cream bar and tells him that he bought two of the blasted things.

Panel 4: Having noticed that Mike and Lizzie want to make damned sure that the other kid doesn't get more than he or she does, a pissed-off John asks "Shall we weigh them?"

Summary: The notes are a stupid look at how stupid Lynn's stupid childhood is stupid because she delights in remembering how anxious Alan was that things were all even so there were no hard feelings.