July 10th, 2016

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Monday, 11 July 2016

We start the creepy-ass Peeping Mike arc with Gordon wondering why Mike wants him to see a view that doesn't exist only to find out that his pal learned to objectify women from his assbucket dad.

(Strip Number 1171, Original Publication Date, 13 July 1987)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Gordon asking Mike why he's spending a summer evening up a tree in his back yard.

Panel 2: Mike hushes Gord and tells him to just come up already.

Panel 3: When Mike says that he's enjoyin'the view, Gord points out that there's nothin't'see up here.

Panel 4: He changes his tune (and gets mildly panicky) when he realizes that he's looking at Lawrence's sister's bedroom.

Summary: Lynn clearly seems to think that boys are born to ogle. This cheap rip-off of Porky's meshes nicely with all of the times John stands around with a revolting leer on his ugly, stupid face when anyone pleasant looking impinges on his awareness. (Of course, the worst part comes in about ten days when someone disappears from the narrative.)
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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

We contrast Molly's self-pitying belief that no one knows that a moody eleventh-grader who sits in her room all day long thought-bubbling the word "GLOOM!" exists with the knowledge that the moron child next door has done everything but charge admission to look into her room.

(Strip Number 1172, Original Publication Date, 14 July 1987)

Panel 1: Gordon alludes as to how the arc will resolve itself when he says being able to see right into Molly's bedroom is too good to be true.

Panel 2: He compares the experience of being a jerkwad kid leering into someone's room with being in a movie before inviting Brian and Darryl to also get nailed by their folks for being stupid.

Panel 3: Gordon delights in the fact that Molly's curtains are wide open while Darryl is excited that she's there for their viewing pleasure.

Panel 4: Since there aren't many kids her age around right now, Molly is sitting in her bedroom lamenting how she hates Milborough because she feels as if no one knows she exists.

Summary: Sadly, she's better off not being the fantasy projection of scruffy little boys. Also, wanna bet that when the dust settles, she'll be the recipient of a lecture on provoking them somehow?