August 2nd, 2017

Royally Peeved Candiru

Thursday, 3 August 2017

We get something of a hint as to why people aren't especially willing to go to bat for Mike when we're reminded that his idea of fun is ruining things for everyone else.

(Strip Number 1326, Original Publication Date, 3 August 1988)

Panel 1: As we see most of the other campers react in horrified disgust to their meals (with Mike being a notable exception), an angered Bob wants to know the name of the antisocial cretin (judging by the smug grin on one person's face, his name is pronounced "mī-kəl-pă-tər-sən") who ruined lunch for everyone else so he could have big fun being a fist magnet by starting the rumor that the camp serves up roadkill for lunch.

Summary: It could be worse. Michael could have told people that they serve Cheapie Weenie Casserole. As it stands, it almost looks as if Bob was tricked into saying this to kids who didn't know about the rumor.