May 4th, 2015

Indignant Candiru

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

John is decidedly unmoved by a paean to a household appliance owing to his belief that "ungrateful and dim-witted man-child blind to the effort his wife makes to make his house a home" is the default setting for the human race.

(Strip Number 4606, Original Publication Date, 6 May 1986)

Panel 1: John says that while Elly's new poem is good, he believes that it lacks mass appeal.

Panel 2: Elly asks him if he's kidding because she believes that it is a near and dear subject to millions.

Panel 3: She states that her subject has eliminated stress, solved arguments and saved marriages.

Panel 4: John thinks that's a lot to put on a dishwasher.

Summary: First off, I'd rather go to anyone else in the world for literary criticism than Train Man. Second, his idea of mass appeal seems to be limited to loutish Neanderthals like himself. Third, a lot of people would dig Elly's poem because they love them some outsider art.