April 20th, 2015

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

John defends his decision to keep obsolete magazines in his office because he hasn't had the time to read them yet.

(Strip Number 1040, Original Publication Date, 22 April 1986)

Panel 1: While they wait for Jean to show up, Elly tells John that he needs new reading material in the waiting room. She suggests audio tapes, children's books and current magazines.

Panel 2: As she starts to toss some of the more archaic periodicals, John tells her not to do so.

Panel 3: She points out that he's got a Reader's Digest from 1962 and a 1975 copy of Newsweek before asking why shouldn't she toss them.

Panel 4: John whines that he hasn't read them yet.

Summary: There's one good thing about John's need to inform himself about stuff that he's decades too late to do anything about: Lynn has finally stopped pretending that this is set in the present day. After all, you can't buy a Newsweek on the news stands any more.