January 4th, 2018

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 6 January 2018

We end this round of panicky screeching about computers by having Lynn accuse the horrible fungus people of somehow destroying the language. She does so by having Connie say that the only written word Today's No Good Kids are familiar with is graffiti.

(Strip Number 5075, Original Publication Date, 7 January 1989)

Panel 1: Elly steers the conversation back to Mike and his being evil because she asked him to write a few thank-you notes in longhand and he looked at her as if she were insane. This means that he's evil and doesn't care about people because he can't be asked to write a thousand-page report on how kind and loving Marian is for sending him a five-pack of tighty-whities.

Panel 2: She then makes despairing wailing about what's wrong with today's children and if they can no longer express themselves with the written word. Again, Lynn reminds us of what her and my kind are told to value by conflating output with caring. Liz makes a nonsense of that in two weeks by using a lot of words to say absolutely nothing at all.

Panel 3: As she surveys graffiti scrawled over the surface of the culvert she and Elly are driving through, Connie says "Almost!" in an attempt to hammer us over a head with a placard about how we're supposed to junk our computers so Lynn doesn't have to adapt to the times.

Summary: Given her tendency to screech in rage when people point out her barbarous pronunciation, her inability to understand the meaning of certain words, her slap-dash approach to punctuation, her nebulous grasp on spelling and her teeth-grinding misadventures with usage, having Lynn lecture us about language is like Idi Amin giving us a chat about manners. Ah, well. Starting Monday, we have two weeks dedicated to Elly's obsessive need to inject herself into committees to give her life purpose and meaning.