December 7th, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 8 December 2016

The used car salesman uses gender profiling to convince a willing John that Elly's objection to his stupid decision to buy the Penismobile is invalid because 'everyone' knows that women just piss money away on treats too.

(Strip Number 1383, Original Publication Date, 10 December 1987)

Panel 1: At the car lot, the salesman congratulates John on buying the evil car of overcompensating much and tells him he won't regret it.

Panel 2: Since John remembers that Elly doesn't approve of virility, he tells the man that his wife will kill him. The salesman tells him he has the wrong attitude.

Panel 3: Lynn reminds us that she hates men almost as much as she hates women and children when the salesman says something a lot like "After all, the little woman is probably in the habit of buying herself a little present when she needs a little pick-me-up, right? You know how woman are, right?"

Panel 4: John leers in a truly unsettling manner when our boy tells him to tell her that's what HE did: he bought himself a little present.

Summary: Not only is Rod's decision to do what he loved seen as macho insecurity, we also get gender profiling to tell us that he's even more of an extra-bad person than he looks.