February 13th, 2017

Snarky Candiru2

Valentines' Day 2017

John only seems to realize that Elly's being without a car is a problem when he risks having to have his children somehow child his car to bits or some stupid bloody thing.

(Strip Number 6047, Original Publication Date, 15 February 1988)

Panel 1: Now that they're home from the garage, we find an angst-ridden Elly telling John that the situation they're in is serious because she cannot function without wheels.

Panel 2: She tells him that she does not know how she's supposed to get Lizzie to her swim class before reminding him that Tuesday and Thursday are hockey practice, Mike has computer club on Friday and Lizzie skates on the weekend.

Panel 3: She alarms him by suggesting that they can cram their stuff into the Penismobile and HE can drive them.

Panel 4: Since John sees his children as two sets of grasping hands that break his stuff, he gets all goggle-eyed and finally agrees that the situation is serious.

Summary: We get to revisit John's aversion to doing stuff with his kids if it requires sacrifice on his part for most of the rest of the strip. We get to revisit this punchline when Elly is horrified by the idea of her adult children moving back in a year and a half from now.