March 9th, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 10 March 2016: The coffee cup vanishes.

John is on his way to getting a coffee cup zinged at him when he uses bad wordplay to talk about how Elly is always going to be a bit pudgy looking.

(Strip Number 4783, Original Publication Date, 12 March 1987)

Panel 1: At breakfast, Elly tells Connie that no matter how much she exercised, she could never look like her.

Panel 2: She goes on to say that while Connie was built slim, she's put together the way she is. It's fate that makes her look like that.

Panel 3: Lizzie sets up the non-joke by asking Daddy what fate is.

Panel 4: He walks off and makes a childish joke about it being 'fat with an e.'

Summary: The interesting thing about the newer version is that whoever colored it removed the key element: a coffee cup being hurled at the back of John's head. This is like watching Mike make a smart remark without getting spanked.