May 11th, 2017

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 12 May 2017

Today, we get the real reason Annie had to go away and take her supporting cast with her: she is straight with Elly about how she is a born malcontent and hard-wired to never be happy with what she has, who she is or what she looks like.

(Strip Number 4963, Original Publication Date, 12 May 1988)

Panel 1: Elly hints broadly at what Lucy Van Pelt would be doing these days if the Peanuts Gang aged in real time when she hollers about how if she could only lose ten pounds, she'd be happy.

Panel 2: Annie has to endure Elly playing moving the goalposts again when she says that if she get rid of her thunder thighs and lose ten pounds, she'd be happy.

Panel 3: She adds reshaping her posterior to losing ten pounds and getting rid of her thighs to the list of things that will make her happy.

Panel 4: Annie's telling Elly to face the fact that she will never be happy silences and confuses her.

Summary: This is, of course, an obvious lead-in to notes that insist that she would indeed be happy if only she could lose ten pounds.