March 2nd, 2015

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Today's strip is all about using the Chewbacca defense to 'disprove' John's concerns about Elly being an incompetent by making the absurd statement that since he might trip over a toy car he can't be expected to be aware of, any concerns he and the Province might have about her being massively unqualified have no merit.

(Strip Number 4576, Original Publication Date, 4 March 1986)

Panel 1: After she complains about the irritating whining Phil made about his career somehow being destroyed by John hiring a massively unqualified idiot as a temp, John looks at his brother-in-law's Xray and reminds her of the clinic routine.

Panel 2: Since he's not aware that he's about to trip on the toy car some random child is playing with, his comment about how a good assistant is supposed to be aware of what the dentist is about to do is meant to be ironic.

Summary: This and the song I'm reminded of are only ironic because neither Lynn not Alanis Morrisette actually know what ironic means. It's just another stupid-ass coincidence. Also, it's a prime example of what's called insane troll logic. Just as Chewbacca is on Endor, John's possibly tripping over a toy car that shouldn't actually BE in his way means that Elly is allowed to make one yearn for the competence and compassion of the Three Stooges.