July 22nd, 2015

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Today's strip has Lynn answer the question "Are John and Phil going to panic and abandon their canoe like idiots?" by having them panic and abandon their canoe like idiots.

(Strip Number 1062, Original Publication Date, 24 July 1986)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Phil hang on to the swamped canoe and asking John if he's okay. John says that he is.

Panel 2: They do not flip it over like they're supposed by but abandon it because Phil wants them to strike out for shore on their own.

Panel 3: John tells Phil that his glasses are covered in water and he cannot see which direction in which to swim.

Summary: This is why it is that at some point, I'd like to see a very large Russian man with a shaved head and permastubble tell John "That burning you feel? IT IS SHAME!" That's because when the women-folk aren't paying attention, it's sort of obvious that the SAR crew calls him and Phil stupid people for ditching the canoe to half-way freeze to death on an island after deliberately swamping it.