August 15th, 2014

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 16 August 2014

We end the week with Michael pretty much echoing Elly's belief that Connie and Lawrence's moving away is all about her.

(Strip Number 920, Original Publication Date, 17 August 1985)

Panel 1: We start things off with a smiling Lawrence showing Michael a picture of the new house he's going to be living in after they move to Thunder Bay.

Panel 2: He then depresses Mike by boasting about the gym, pool and playground that are in the complex he's moving to.

Panel 3: Since Mike can't wrap his pea brain around anyone not wanting to be in his esteemed presence, he asks Lawrence if he actually wants to move. Lawrence tells him yes because his mom says it's going to be ever neat.

Panel 4: As Lawrence pedals away, Morose Idiot Mike thought-bubbles morosely and idiotically about how moving is maybe hardest on those who stay behind.

Summary: As it was two weeks ago, it's not about the changes Lawrence faces, it's about Mike not getting what he wants. While it's true that he has the excuse of being a stupid kid, he never outgrows the belief that everyone should want to be in the presence of a boorish, slow-witted and entitled imbecile. Ah, well. At least it's genetic.