August 14th, 2014

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 15 August 2014

In today's strip, Mike tries to be the spanner in the works so that something he can't stop will stop.

(Strip Number 919, Original Publication Date, 16 August 1985)

Panel 1: We find Mike and Lawrence snooping on the real estate agent as she shows prospective clients around the house. Since Lynn needs to spoon-feed the obvious to her fans, Mike is temporary too dumb to live and has to have that explained to him.

Panel 2: As Mike and Lawrence look on, Rita the Realtor tells Mr and Mrs Jeneryk that the house has a full washroom and two bedrooms upstairs.

Panel 3: She then shows the couple the kitchen and emphasizes its spacious cupboards.

Panel 4: Since Mike wants to put the breaks on something that has already been decided, he alarms everyone by asking Lawrence if that's where they found the mice last summer.

Summary: This is the annoying part of things: the belief that a done deal that really doesn't affect Mike's life much can somehow go away. Mike might be hurting but, as tomorrow's strip will show, it's only because he is affected. If he didn't have to give up something, he wouldn't care at all.