August 20th, 2014

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Today's strip has Lawrence observe that instead of being his house, the place where he's moving from is now just another building.

(Strip Number 923, Original Publication Date, 22 August 1985)

Panel 1: We start things off with Elly telling an off-camera Connie that she packed some of the pictures with the records. Connie thanks her for this.

Panel 2: As he and Mike walk down the hall, Lawrence talks about how bare the place is starting to look now that the pictures and ornaments have been packed away.

Panel 3: He then says that the place used to be his and his mom's house.

Panel 4: Now, it's just A house.

Summary: What we see here is an example of Lawrence being a mouth-piece for Lynn's failing to come to the realization that a house is simply a box your home goes into. Lawrence might be able to wrap his head around that but History reminds us that the Patterson children never did. My inner cynical jerkwad tells me that to this day, Mike still justifies the Housening by concluding that his exile from his home had to come to an end at some point.