January 21st, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 22 January 2016

Elly uses a lecture she'd later use on Chin-nuts when she tells Phil that he doesn't really have the right to artificially shorten his life span just because he has the wedding jitters.

(Strip Number 1110, Original Publication Date, 23 January 1987)

Panel 1: Elly asks Phil when he started smoking again. He says it's been a few weeks.

Panel 2: He says that things are crazy and he needs something to help him to relax.

Panel 3: As he cleans his trumpet, he asks why she is so judgmental of his life.

Panel 4: Elly just wants it to be a long one.

Summary: Lynn likes this sort of passive-aggressive stuff when dealing with recalcitrant smokers. It's what she wishes that they listened to before they started dying of cancer.
Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 23 January 2016: You're dead to me, Phil.

We end the week with Pathetic Baby-Man Phil bleating idiotically about how he wants to wait until he can no longer enjoy life anyway until he walks down the aisle to his doom.

(Strip Number 1111, Original Publication Date, 24 January 1987)

Panel 1: Elly finally twigs to the fact that Phil is freaking out about the wedding because he looks full of despair when he says that Georgia's picking out china patterns.

Panel 2: He whines that he has never owned more than could fit into his Volkswagen and now, Georgia is looking at bedroom suites.

Panel 3: Elly tells him to give up being a nomad and put town roots.

Panel 4: He'd rather wait until he's gone to seed.

Summary: We end the week where we began: with Phil making a big deal out of something that'll be all right because he likes the feeling of being martyred. Also, let's not forget that a lot of his simple way of life is in a storage shed some place because he can't really fit all of it into his Nazimobile.