September 15th, 2014

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Today's strip has Filthy Sadist Gym Teacher make the filthy sadist observation that if Mike has enough energy to complain about being driven to exhaustion by a media stereotype, he has enough energy to run another lap.

(Strip Number 942, Original Publication Date, 17 September 1985)

Panel 1: We find ourselves looking at terrified children running themselves ragged during gym class. It should be noted that Mike in particular is so exhausted that his hair has actually changed colour.

Panel 2: As they do so, Suddenly Aryan Mike observes that they've never had a gym teacher this tough or mean before.

Panel 3: This causes the reject from a bad movie to holler at Mike about how he has to run yet another lap.

Panel 4: He bellows that if Mike has enough breath t'talk with, he ain't workin'.

Summary: This sort of thing makes sense if you're what this fellow is supposed to be: a sadist teacher who's supposed to have spent the year targeting Mike for the alleged sin of being soft, weak and 'unmanly'. We're thus dealing with a combination of Lynn's need to see the world as being made of bad television and her hatred of her old gym teacher from ages ago.