July 20th, 2017

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 21 July 2017

Mike growls at Lizzie because her actually thinking that camp might be a great thing gets makes him look like what he is: a melodramatic nitwit making his life worse by posing as the Victim Of All Victims Surpassing All Others.

(Strip Number 4997, Original Publication Date, 21 July 1988)

Panel 1: Since he sees summer camp as the punishment his idiot parents turned it into, Mike is not happy about it at all and whines "Aw, JEEZ!!" about it.

Panel 2: Since Elly lacks self-awareness and honesty, she plays up the fact that since Lawrence, Brian and Dawn are going, he might as well accompany them while leaving out the part about how they didn't really want him underfoot all summer anyway. (John at least has the honesty to say what she thinks.)

Panel 3: Since Lizzie has yet to be infected totally by the default moodiness and victim complex that plague everyone else, she sees the upside of Camp Kawkawa because they have cabins and canoes and all sorts of ever neat things.

Panel 4: Mike's need to see everything as part of a conspiracy to make him unhappy cannot be denied as he bellows about the unfairness of her being positive when he wants to be depressed.

Summary: Mike is supposed to be in the wrong here but as yesterday's "I'm punishing you by sending you away" and Monday's "We don't actually like having you around but do like the idea of having the people we drop in your lap give you the discipline we don't" tell us, he's pretty much figured out why he's being packed off to the middle of nowhere.