June 27th, 2014

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 28 June 2014

The arc ends with Mike having sold the chair he was sitting on for far less than it was worth.

(Strip Number 882, Original Publication Date, 29 June 1985)

Panel 1: Elly asks how the lemonade stand is going.

Panel 2: He tells her that he just made four dollars.

Panel 3: When she asks him if he got all that just from lemonade, he says that he didn't.

Panel 4: When he tells her that he sold the chair he was sitting on, it's her turn to get gobsmacked.

Summary: While I do kind of think that shock is justified just this once, I know that it's misdirected. Elly should be less concerned about retrieving her stuff and more about how stupid her kid is to think that that's a good deal. Ah, well. As we learn tomorrow, Mike was raised by grasping idiots who gave him the wrong idea about personal property.

Lynn (and others) at the Reuben Awards


Tom Heintjes posted his usual batch of pictures at the Reuben Awards. There are some good pictures of Lynn Johnston where she seems to be unaware of (i.e., not mugging for) the camera. If she was aware of the camera, mugging did occur and there are some of those pictures too.

It looks like she presented an award, which she somehow failed to mention in her own write-up of the Reubens. False modesty or too drunk to remember? The picture could go either way.

Also, there is one picture of her sitting by John McMeel (her publisher) during dinner. I have the feeling the conversation with McMeel that evening had less to do with Reubens and more to do with why he should publish her 5th treasury edition. Ironically McMeel is taking a drink in the picture, which is probably what I would be doing if I were in his shoes.