May 23rd, 2014

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 24 May 2014

We end the week with Mike deliberately frightening Lizzie while claiming to want to help. Given that he would later claim to have helped her by stating that absence makes the heart go wander, his generosity is something she can God-damned do without.

(Strip Number 4502, Original Publication Date, 25 May 1985)

Panel 1: We find Elly trying to get a reluctant Lizzie to eat the yogurt that she's so scared of, her speech pattern has regressed to the "No wanna" phase.

Panel 2: Mike tells her that she should eat it because the bacteria in it are good for her. She stumbles on the new word when she asks what batkeria are.

Panel 3: As evidenced by his making every word its own sentence, Mike is clearly WAY too happy to sum them up to a horrified Lizzie as tiny little bugs.

Panel 4: When she shoves the HORRIBLE FOOD FILLED WITH BUGS!!!!!!! away, Mike tells an exasperated Elly that he was just trying to help.

Summary: Like fun he was. What he was trying to do was be a wiseass for the sake of wiseassism. Hmm. I wonder if the Liz of 2014 can go near a frozen yogurt stand without blanching in terror. (What I don't wonder is if the MIKE of 2014 feels anything like remorse about it. Since he's a MAN, he shouldn't be allowed to feel regret because only girls are supposed to feel guilt about what they do.)