November 22nd, 2014

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 23 November 2014

In today's strip, Elly tries teaching the kids science only to have Mike be a wise-ass. This must be in response to all the people who told Lynn that Elly and John squander teachable moments by blaming it on the kids.

(Strip Number 6120, Original Publication Date, 24 November 1985)

Panel 1: We start things off with Elly taking a glass pitcher out of a steaming-hot dishwasher.

Panel 2: She then takes an ice-cold can of frozen juice concentrate out of it.

Panel 3: When frozen liquid meets steaming-hot glass, the pitcher cracks open.

Panel 4: To her horror, she lifts the pitcher up only to find that the bottom is still on the table.

Panel 5: She then goes into the living room and tells Mike and Lizzie that she's got something interesting to show them.

Panel 6: She then explains that she took frozen juice and put into a very hot pitcher she just took out of the dishwasher.

Panel 7: The result was that the bottom fell out of the pitcher and she got juice all over the table.

Panel 8: She then asks them what scientific principle has just been proven.

Panel 9: Mike irritates her by telling her that it was a dumb thing to do.

Panel 10: Lizzie tells him that that was probably not the answer she had in mind.

Summary: As I said, I should think that this one goes out to all the people who tell Lynn that Elly and John stupidly squander teachable moments and 'refutes' them by making Mike look like a sitcom horror freak child. Also, any idiot knows to let a pitcher cool down before putting something cold in it. What the Hell was Elly's rush?!