January 2nd, 2015

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 3 January 2015

We end the week with Mike prevailing about Jim to talk about the war; when the old boy shies away from the depressing and scary shit about explosions and terror and death and all the other fun stuff that excites the God-damned ghoul he calls a grandson, Mike tries getting him back on target.

(Strip Number 1006, Original Publication Date, 11 January 1986)

Panel 1: Michael asks Grandpa Jim about the war.

Panel 2: Jim starts to tell him about a panty raid he and the lads organized after getting good and blotto at a nightly pub crawl.

Panel 3: Since being told about some wacky-ass relief from the boredom and horror of war is not what Blood An'Guts (But Not One Single Brain Cell) Michael had in mind, he tells Jim that he doesn't want to hear about that because it's not cool stuff he can boast about to his friends.

Panel 4: Since Mike is too stupid to understand that Jim IS trying to remember something positive and life-affirming instead of the "good stuff" he's asking for, he makes his Grandpa sad.

Summary: As I've said before, Lynn seems to spent most of her free time cheating on Rod with the idea that Aaron/Mike is a soulless monster who thinks that war is a great big show put on for his entertainment and that the widows and orphans left behind to grieve should be grateful to have provided him with fun explosions and carnage that can be said to have no effect on anyone ever because it'll never happen to him or someone he cares about. This, I should think, is her taking Aaron's ability to tell a war movie from real life from behind, slashing its throat and leaving it to die in an alley so she can boast about what a sensitive and caring person she is.