December 19th, 2017

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 21 December 2017

We remind ourselves that farmers don't have much of a choice but to power on through shitty weather today when Danny says that he likes blizzards because they keep the flies down.

(Strip Number 5064, Original Publication Date, 22 December 1988)

Panel 1: Mike's horrible day as an unpaid farmhand gets worse when it starts snowing sideways. Since Uncle Thanos is a moron, he tells him that since it looks like a blizzard might be startin' to pick up, they need to get the horses to the barn.

Panel 2: Mike sets things up by saying that boy, he'd sure hate this time of year if he were a farmer.

Panel 3: Since Danny actually is a farmer, he speaks from a certain level of experience when he says that he thinks that this time of year is pretty good.

Panel 4: As they walk through the storm, he tells Mike that fer one thing, there are no flies.

Summary: We're two and a half years or so away from Mike having to see why cluster flies do constitute a problem. Swatting insects does have one advantage, though; you can get rid of THAT sort of pest and not be thrown out of doors for being a bad guest.