December 17th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Today, we take a brief break from John Patterson's One-Man Pity Party so we can watch Lizzie not take crap from her ugly brother. Ah, well. At least this time around, she's not mouthing John's version of things.

(Strip Number 768, Original Publication Date, 19 December 1984)

Panel 1: We start things off with Lizzie playing with her dolly as she sings the following improvised lyrics to "Deck The Halls": "Dep the halls wif balls of folly/Falla-la-laaa/laa-laa-laaa-nahhh!!" For some reason, this irritates Mike.

Panel 2: His response is to tell her "Y'got all the words wrong, dummy! It's 'Deck the halls.' Donchaknow what 'deck' means?!"

Panel 3: She "says" I do so know what "deck" means by decking him.

Panel 4: As a pain star radiates from his head, Mike thought-bubbles that Lizzie isn't as dumb as she looks.

Summary: I agree. As a for instance, she's not stupid enough to feed someone straight lines. That being said, I like her version better than John's "glory in excesses" or "facing unafraid the bills left unpaid." (But not as much as "Deck us all with Boston Charlie" by Walt Kelly.)