July 8th, 2015

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 9 April 2015

In today's "Be careful what you wish for" file, we have Lizzie beg a very reluctant Elly for a baby sister to have around.

(Strip Number 4649, Original Publication Date, 10 July 1986)

Panel 1: We find Lizzie in the kitchen whining to Elly about how lucky Chris and Richard are to have a new baby sister.

Panel 2: She asks Elly if they could pleeeeeease have a new baby.

Panel 3: She irritates Elly to pleeeeeease disrupt the holy living shit out of her life because the new baby could share her room.

Panel 4: Elly does the stupid-looking palms-out pleading thing when she asks Lizzie why she can't just nag for a boom box like everyone else.

Summary: The fun thing about today's strip is that the original version had Elly use the phrase "ghetto-blaster"; looks like someone pointed out that it might have been seen as insensitive. Heh. Wanna bet that Cooter from Dukes Of Hazzard shows up and froths at the mouth about this? Also, fast forward four years and five months and we get a Lizzie that really doesn't like the idea of sharing her room with a new baby she knows will get more attention than she does.