August 13th, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Today's Sunday strip manages to lack Elly but still deliver our RDA of maternal martyrdom. This is because Annie tells Lizzie and her devil children to take Baby Leah out for a stroll only to have the stroller get wrecked by Mike and the other neighbourhood kids.

(Strip Number 7049, Original Publication Date, 16 August 1987)

Panel 1: For some reason, Annie is sitting for Lizzie today. This only adds to her endless burden as we see her try to cook supper only to be harrassed by horrible children who hate the idea of her having time to think. A yowling Baby Leah is reaching for the pot of hot goo, Chris asks his MAAAAAAAAA if he an'Lizzie can have a drink, Lizzie rats out Richard for callin'her a dummy and Richard is sticking his tongue out at Lizzie.

Panel 2: Since Lynn believes that it's her job to show motherhood as being damnation without relief or thanks, Annie screams in incoherent rage.

Panel 3: The strip proper begins with Annie putting Leah in her stroller and getting Chris and Lizzie to walk her around the neighbourhood.

Panel 4: As they head down the block, Annie waves them goodbye.

Panel 5: The sight-gag at the end gets set up when Chris and Lizzie encounter Mike and his roving band of scruffy idiot boys.

Panel 6: Mike takes Leah out of the stroller so Darryl can put Gordon in it so they can ride for some stupid reason.

Panel 7: Next, Darryl pushes Lawrence down the block because riding in things is fun.

Panel 8: Finally, we see Chris pushing Lizzie in the stroller.

Panel 9: They return to the Nichols's yard and hand the stroller back to Annie.

Panel 10: Annie's eyes are out on stalks when she sees the condition of the stroller.

Summary: What the Hell is the point of this? Who the Hell gets so bored, they wreck the Hell out of a stroller for kicks? Why do I assume that the answer to that question is Lindy Ridgway?