July 22nd, 2017

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Today's outing uses bad wordplay in order to talk about how stupid it is to expect a dog not to want to eat something when everyone else around it is chowing down.

(Strip Number 7260, Original Publication Date, 24 July 1988)

Panel 1: We start things off with the arrival of that fixture of suburban summer, the bicycle-based ice cream vendor.

Panel 2: Hearing the familiar ringing noise he makes delights Lizzie, Dawn and the Nichols children.

Panel 3: As we see Elly buying ice cream for the group, we notice that Farley is walking into the situation.

Panel 4: Since Farley has been accidentally trained to expect that he eats when and what everyone else does, his not getting any ice cream confuses him.

Panel 5: Suddenly, Farley notices Leah Nichols off by herself.

Panel 6: Farley continues to approach Leah.

Panel 7: Since a dog isn't a person in a suit, we see an animal about to do what its instincts mandate: stealing food from something too weak to defend itself.

Panel 8: Elly stops Farley by shouting his name. This is because he remembers that whenever he hears that particular noise in that tone of voice, he always ends up having to run from the loud THING making it.

Panel 9: Elly flags down the ice cream vendor.

Panel 10: Having bought Farley an ice cream cone to eat, Elly rolls her eyes and thought-bubbles something stupid about how if you can't lick'em, join'em.

Summary: I should think that if there are actual notes for this, once again, Lynn would blank out on the fact that a dog has (and can have) no idea in its head what human standards of behaviour are but instead wrench out her shoulder patting herself on the back for another moronic pun.