September 24th, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Today's strip has Michael misinterpret what Elly's doing when she does facial exercises to mitigate the ravages of time.

(Strip Number 6708, Original Publication Date, 27 September 1987)

Panel 1: We start things off with Elly trying to smile broadly only to end up looking as if she's about to ask us "Why so serious?"

Panel 2: She makes the face she makes when someone tells her something she doesn't feel like hearing.

Panel 3: It so happens that she's reading a book about facial exercises so she can firm up her face.

Panel 4: She makes the face she makes when her kids do something she doesn't expect them to.

Panel 5: Next, she mimes sucking on a lemon.

Panel 6: She next tries to dislocate her lower jaw.

Panel 7: It so happens that Elly's facial exercises have caught the attention of Mike and Lawrence.

Panel 8: They both shrug because they don't quite know what she's doing making the face she's making.

Panel 9:
Since he mistakenly believes that she's reacting to what she's reading, Mike tells Lawrence "I don't know what she's reading, but I want that book when she's through with it!"

Summary: Given her need to reassure herself that people didn't really mean it when they reassured her, it seems clear that one of the kids is in for a scraping because he was lying about saying she didn't look a million years old.