February 22nd, 2017

Indignant Candiru

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Since Connie and Elly seem to labor under the misapprehension that being a disaffected teen stopped happening when they stopped being teenagers, Dirk's lack of willingness to open up to screaming nitwits like them confounds them.

(Strip Number 4931, Original Publication Date, 24 February 1988)

Panel 1: As Dirk walks home, Connie wants to have Elly join her in wallowing in terror and disappointment and so on when beholding the frightful spectre that is Molly's new love: a ridiculous idiot teenager who probably grew up to sell insurance and hope that we grow our own Cheeto Hitler.

Panel 2: Since both dingbats have totally forgotten that the way they dressed drove their folks straight up the wall like they hoped would happen, Connie makes a glib comment about how he's not an escaped mental patient but merely making a statement.

Panel 3: When Elly asks what that statement is, Connie professes ignorance.

Panel 4: Reason: he only grunts to adults.

Summary: It always bothers me that zombified nitwits like the Pattersons and Connie chirp witlessly about how the living, seething Hell of adolescence is the Best Time Of Your Life, SNOWFLAKE! despite their own youths being rather shitty. Dirk responds to self-satisfied ignorance and willful blindness with the contempt it deserves.