January 5th, 2014

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 6 January 2014

We end the stupid Mike rats around the party debris arc with Elly getting all blasé about how children equal chaos.

(Strip Number 778, Original Publication Date, 5 January 1985)

Panel 1: As he puts on his robe, John runs down the hall and asks what's happening.

Panel 2: Lizzie tells Daddy that Michael lit a cigar an'put it inna wastebasket an'it caught fire an'th'alarm went off and he and Mommy got up.

Panel 3: We next see a pissed-off Elly carrying the wastebasket outside.

Panel 4: As Mike sticks his tongue out at Lizzie for snitching, a bleary-eyed Elly smiles at John and welcomes him to 1985the new year.

Summary: Five bucks says that Elly was in such a rush to carry the damned thing outside, she forgot to lock the bloody gate. Also, for once Lynn gets getting 'timelessness' right. Too bad that she blew it last year. Kinda spoils it knowing that it's both 2014 and 1985......
Snarky Candiru2

Off-topic: The currency of tomorrow....today!!!

Remember last February when I told you that the Feds finally phased out the one-cent coin? What I forgot to tell you in the header is what they've phased in and what you in the States will eventually have to contend with: polymer banknotes. This is because the federal government observed how durable they are as compared to the older notes and how much less expensive it is over the long run to follow the path the Aussies laid out for her sister Commonwealth realms. While it does make sense for them to want to do things as efficiently and securely as possible with my tax dollars, I do notice that there's a bit of an issue with them: they have a slippery sort of texture that takes some getting used to. This tells me that if the strip were still a going concern, Lynn would make a lead-footed point about evil, conflict-causing Australians making it harder for her to figure out how much allowance her new Mommy is paying her.