December 18th, 2015

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 19 December 2015

We end the week with stupid, stupid John stupidly implying that Elly was a fool to not want to spend Christmas settling down a disappointed six year old.

(Strip Number 4734, Original Publication Date, 20 December 1986)

Panel 1: When she returns home, Elly describes the exhausting, awful ordeal she had getting the toy.

Panel 2: As he beholds it, he's confused that Elly risked life, limb and dignity to get Lizzie a toy only to end up with the end result she did.

Panel 3: He infuriates her by suggesting that getting a doll whose face looks like the back end of a horse is a folly.

Panel 4: We find him wearing the newspaper he usually hides behind in order to avoid getting to know who the people in his family actually are and stating that if one loves horses, it might have an appeal.

Summary: Given Tuesday's notes, it's sort of obvious that John is being used to tell the children who wanted Cabbage Patch Dolls that they were stupid to do so because they were ugly. How much nicer it would have been if they'd delighted in what Lynn wanted when she was six and not cared about the opinion of classmates and no, it's different these days, peer pressure no longer exists because Lynn no longer deals with it.