January 30th, 2015

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 31 January 2015

We end the week with Mike being so scared of normal household noises, he sleeps in the bathtub so that the bogeyman won't eat the brain he never had to begin with.

(Strip Number 1013, Original Publication Date, 1 February 1986)

Panel 1: As he stares anxiously at the hole in the ceiling, Mike lies to himself by saying that the dumb hole in the ceiling doesn't bother him because he doesn't believe in the (misspelled) Bogeyman.

Panel 2: Suddenly, a gust of wind causes eerie sounds to issue forth from the attic terrifying the little boob.

Panel 3: As they watch television, John tells Elly that he wonders how Mike is sleeping in the other room tonight.

Panel 4: It turns out that he's not actually sleeping in Lizzie's room at all because he's so scared of being eaten by fake monsters, he's sleeping in the tub despite the tap being the one thing Jim didn't fix.

Summary: The problem is that while Mike learns something, it's the wrong thing. This, I should think, will be the night that his parents sent him to get eaten by monsters because they like LIZZIE better. Also, Lynn loves the idea of characters being freaked out of their minds by the house settling after they've turned their back on goodness and niceness by watching something scary...as we'll find out when April dares to resent not really being watched over by Girl SkeletorConnie.