May 29th, 2015

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Sue launches Elly on a crusade that ends up with her looking like a simpleton by pointing her at an old enemy who she has wanted to slay for years: organized sports.

(Strip Number 4623, Original Publication Date, 31 May 1986)

Panel 1: Elly is appalled that the city plans to demolish the Old Town Hall and asks Sue how they could even think of demolishing it.

Panel 2: She then reminds Sue that they were promised a grant because they have dance classes, music and art exhibits there; Sue says that they lost it.

Panel 3: Elly asks how they could welch on that promise considering that they're gonna spend a packet on building a new sports arena.

Panel 4: Susan says it's the classic struggle of the jocks versus the smocks.

Summary: As I said yesterday, I think that this arc suffers from a problem: a need to randomly damn people who don't share Lynn's values for a problem they didn't cause. I'm sure that in Lynn's mind, it makes sense to assume that people who just want a better rink are plotting to visit genocide on the arts community because it's easier than ascribing blame to a cause she can't see: some sleeveen at City Hall who wants his legacy to be a large building of some sort. It could be the current mayor, it could be one of his or her cronies but the result is the same: the big building must be built so that said pol can be immortalized in reinforced concrete and also enrich buddies in the construction industry. Elly's B-minus in high school civics tells her that politicians don't do stuff like this so she doesn't and can't see what's right in front of her.