November 8th, 2017

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 10 November 2017

Today's dialogue-free effort has Mike and his rowdy friends stunned into silence when the people who survived the war march past them.

(Strip Number 10925, Original Publication Date, 10 November 1988)

Panel 1: We start off with Mike and his evil, selfish and unpatriotic classmates ruining the solemnity of the occasion for everyone by not living their lives in the cowed silence that Lynn expects of them. As they do so, you begin to see why the 23 year old Paul J reading this pigeon-holed Mike and his classmates as the ungrateful brats of yuppie idiots who forgot to teach them history.

Panel 2: We then see the march past of the veterans.

Panel 3: This has the desired effect of making the children shut the Hell up and show some respect.

Summary: Just as campaigns to stop profanity never seem to stick, wanting to wise off seems to be too powerful a temptation to idiots like Mike. We see this in the deleted strip that has Mike blow off being criticized for being a goof-off who just don't get it.