January 11th, 2015

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 12 January 2015

Marian tries to downplay Elly's fears that she's becoming fat and ugly because she's being overfed only to have asshole Mike reinforce her ludicrous dread.

(Strip Number 1005, Original Publication Date, 10 January 1986)

Panel 1: As Marian takes another batch of cookies out of the oven, Elly asks her to stop baking because she is really gaining weight.

Panel 2: Marian tells her that her belief that she's gaining weight is nonsense.

Panel 3: Just then, Michael comes in with an envelope he says must be for Elly.

Panel 4: When he smirks like Les Moore because it says "bulk" on the front, Elly is not amused.

Summary: Eventually, she gets tired of his acting like a character on a sitcom and explodes in the same sort of rage his antics would inspire in me if I were the target of his simple-minded hatefulness and refusal to admit that other people's feelings matter simply because he can never feel them. As it stands now, we're still sort of living in a sitcom until September or so.