July 19th, 2017

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 20 July 2017

We get a huge-ass hint as to why the insane and stupid conflict Liz and Mike have is still on the boil when Elly, having declared that what they were fighting about was pointless and not worth sullying her ears hearing, inflicts isolation from home on them.

(Strip Number 1318, Original Publication Date, 20 July 1988)

Panel 1: Having noticed the noise coming from the back yard generated by two large boys trying to dismantle two girls half their collective sizes, Elly finally shows up to supervise her children and bellows "THAT'S ENOUGH!!"

Panel 2: Rather than do what a normal person might do and tell Mike and Brian that they should be ashamed of trying to beat up far weaker children, Elly cuts off Mike's whiny blathering about that stupid box. This is so she can be Elly and stand around yapping that she doesn't care who's at fault, what the fight is about or who did what to whom. Reason: caring about what children care about would, in her mind, reduce HER to a child.

Panel 3: She compounds her being a feckless mutton-head who brings her trouble on herself by coming up with two words that should end the fighting.
Panel 4: She gets a sadistic gleam in her eyes when she terrifies Mike by saying 'summer camp.'

Summary: Given Tuesday's Lynnecdote, I think that we might have to endure yet another ad hominem attack on a dead woman because an old woman is nursing an old grudge that has as its roots her not really understanding what her mother was thinking. All Lindy knew then and knows now is that Mommy was angry at HER instead of Alan for plotting to be born and thus win her childhood.