March 22nd, 2017

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 23 March 2017

We follow yesterday's excerise in Elly getting her bowels in an uproar because she has to get up when she doesn't want to with imbecilic wordplay that could only astonish someone as dumb as Elly.

(Strip Number 1270, Original Publication Date, 23 March 1988)

Panel 1: When 2:15 rolls around, John asks Elly if the Tooth Fairy has paid Lizzie a visit only to get grunted at.

Panel 2: When he asks if the grunt was affirmative, negative or undecided, she growls a little.

Panel 3: He then delights in the fact that the first grunt was an affirmative grunt.

Panel 4: He then guarantees that Elly will be awake until morning trying to decipher his crack about how you know that you've been married a long time when you start taking each other for grunted.

Summary: John's propensity to tell Dad jokes reminds me of what Batman told Joker in the Killing Joke: "It wasn't funny the first time!"