June 1st, 2014

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 2 June 2014

We begin this year's "Anne lets her ungovernable children run hog-wild" arc with Richard gleefully eating dirt.

(Strip Number 861, Original Publication Date, 3 June 1985)

Panel 1: As she and Elly continue to drink their iced tea, Christopher tells Annie that Richard is eating the sane. Annie tells him to tell Richard to stop doing that.

Panel 2: Christopher tells her that Richard says it's pudding and Annie tells him to tell him that it's sand.

Panel 3: When Christopher says that he tried that already, Annie growls "All right" and rises up to kibosh things.

Panel 4: Annie's bad mood at having had to pull a screaming idiot child away from his meal is made worse by Elly making a bad joke about his being easy to feed.

Summary: This is an example of Lynn revisiting an old joke. After all, four years ago saw Elly making an asinine comment about how the dirt Christopher was eating was organic in an effort to make a joke at Annie's expense.