November 30th, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Since Elly's as smart as she is pleasant to be around, it surprises and terrifies her that John might actually like to feel more manly than he does now and would actually like to buy a car that isn't designed to ferry kids and groceries and win the approval of The Quality Women.

(Strip Number 4900, Original Publication Date, 3 December 1987)

Panel 1: Now that he's home, John apologizes to Elly for being late but insists that he has something to show her.

Panel 2: Said something is the sports car. He says that he's test-driving her before asking her opinion.

Panel 3: Since Elly has let what little sense of youthful adventure she might have had erode away to please her brain-dead shrew of a mother, she doesn't like it. It's only a two-seater and she can't ferry kids and groceries in it so she can't for the dry, empty life of her see who'd want a ridiculous and impractical car like that.

Panel 4: She looks up and is horrified by the big smile on John's face because it dawns on the muttonhead that HE DOES.

Summary: Elly's need to be 'practical' (by which most people mean short-sighted, narrow-minded and scared of everything outside of her cozy little bunker) tends to blind her to the obvious most of the time. About the only thing that actually registers on her consciousness these days are disrespect and competition.