October 20th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 21 October 2013

In today's strip, Mike foolishly takes Elly's statement about 'thinking' about allowing the Halloween party literally instead of realizing that she's said "No effing way am I letting a bunch of snot-nosed brats crud up MY house!!" in Mom-speak.

(Strip Number 730, Original Publication Date, 22 October 1984)

Panel 1: As Elly murders her free time at the ironing board, Mike pleads pathetically for a chance to have a Halloween party in order to show people that his family aren't ALL antisocial hermits like the nattering nabob of negativity with the ponytail.

Panel 2: Since she doesn't want to say no to his face, she tells him that she'll think about it. Anyone with a brain would realize pretty much immediately that her decision would be handed down some time next July. (As for replacing and/or repairing the malfunctioning iron punching its own little hole in the ozone layer, she'd sooner allow the party.)

Panel 3: Since Mike is kind of too stupid to realize that he's just been shot down, he stands there like an idiot.

Panel 4: His asking her if she can't think any faster than that surprises her.

Summary: This is because Michael has yet to learn that Elly doesn't speak English; she speaks the similar-sounding "Passive-aggressive Idiot". It sounds like English but words and meaning have as little to do with each other as possible.