May 7th, 2014

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 8 May 2014

In today's strip, we finally see why it is that Mike is wary of buying stuff for Elly. Despite the by-the-good-book chattering Elly and John do about rising above things, the mockery and aggression of a Brad Luggsworth is still a threat Mike actualy has to deal with.

(Strip Number 850, Original Publication Date, 9 May 1985)

Panel 1: As they leave the shop, Mike tells Lawrence that he's glad he bought his mom the roses she's sure to love.

Panel 2: His good mood comes to an abrupt halt when he gets all theatrical and melodramatic about the arrival of Dan BackslideBrad Luggsworth, Coward, Bully, Cad and Thief!!!

Panel 3: As he thought-bubbles about the cruel fate that exposed him to the derision of the meanest kid in school for carrying a bunch a dumb flowers, we notice that Lawrence is wilting a crapload faster than the roses are.

Panel 4: He and Not-at-all-chicken Lawrence cower as Brad asks him if he's got a buncha pansies in the bag.

Summary: The Lynnsight boasts about what a funny name Luggsworth is and how funny it is to expose Mike to this australopithecus just to see him squirm. Given how the moral of bullying arcs is "Pay him his due tribute and he'll not hurt you," we remind ourselves that Lynn was the bully of her school.