February 21st, 2017

Cynical Candiru

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Lawrence makes the rather obvious point that Dirk's chief selling point is that he drives that daydreaming nincompoop Connie even battier than she normally is.

(Strip Number 4930, Original Publication Date, 23 February 1988)

Panel 1: As she and Dirk part company in the foreground, Mike says that Molly's new fellow is weird-looking. Lawrence says that she's into weird.

Panel 2: When Mike talks about the boy in Thunder Bay she was pining away for, Lawrence tells him that he's history.

Panel 3: When he asks if their mom likes Dirk, Lawrence tells Mike "No way."

Panel 4: He then comes to the rather obvious conclusion that Connie's fear and hatred of Dirk is why Molly dates him.

Summary: While I remind myself that the cast of Special Victims Unit would also probably hate him, it's time for a different variety of inept parenting. We switch from Elly's malign neglect to Connie's presumptuous and reckless ignorance.