September 27th, 2016

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Mike's self-pitying envy of Farley collides messily with the fact that not having things asked of him means also having to eat dog food.

(Strip Number 4868, Original Publication Date, 30 September 1987)

Panel 1: Self-pitying numbskull Mike tries to enlist Farley in his pity party when he whines that he wishes he was a dog because they don't have to do chores or homework.

Panel 2: Since he forgets that Farley is a punching bag, he yaps about how easy and great dogs have it. Meanwhile, we hear a can being opened.

Panel 3: He watches as Elly plops a can of food into Farley's dish.

Panel 4: As Farley eats his can of meat by-products, Mike reconsiders his position.

Summary: As the years went on, Mike's vocabulary grew more sophisticated but he's still that theatrical pain in the arse five year old boy whining that noooooobody looooooves him because he has to do stuff he doesn't want to like a boring, ordinary person.
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Lynn on Roundhouse Radio.

The latest news item concerns a recent interview Lynn gave to a local radio station about her career.

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1) Mr Strong starts the interview by asking if he can call the Patterson saga 'iconic' and Lynn says it's been called other things.

2) Lynn talks about the pre-Foob collections and is still talking up the twenty year contract.

3) We get an original complaint about transiting from panel strips to the comic strip format and then gives the standard talk about her being Elly and her nose.

4) She trots out that three-year separation in age thing again.

5) She realizes that Katie might have had a problem with being compared with Lizzie while Aaron was butch and snarky.

6) Lynn then states that she asked permission to ask for story lines and then goes back to the original Deanna story of making Aaron far less stupid, insensitive and ghoulish. Guess they've smoothed things over.

7) Lynn talks up the strips' penetration all over the Anglosphere and her stupid addiction to puns.

8) She dismissively refers to Garfield's universality before the Word festival is promoted.