December 6th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 7 Decmber 2013

We end the week finding out why John broke his foot. Simply put, he's too stupid too understand what Elly means by a 'big' turkey. Since he can't read minds, it's clearly his fault he bought too big a bird.

(Strip Number 760, Original Publication Date, 8 December 1984)

Panel 1: Back at home, Mike reminds Elly that she asked Daddy to get a big turkey and wonders HOW big it'll be.

Panel 2: Elly guesses that said bird would be ten to twelve pounds or so before saying something she shouldn't about how John knows what she means.

Panel 3: We shift back to Megafoods's butcher's counter. As he looks at the Christmas turkeys, John reminds himself that Elly wanted a big one.

Panel 4: He then confidently states that twenty-five pounds should be plenty big.

Summary: And Elly has been married to John how long exactly? She's as clued into the fact that he needs precise directions as he is into her belief that he reads minds.