March 7th, 2018

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 9 March 2018

We get bad wordplay that alludes to Elly's overweening need to use aggression to control Mike's antics and Liz's fear that she too will be spanked and told to stop lying about not wanting to destroy the mother she hates.

(Strip Number 5099, Original Publication Date, 10 March 1989)

Panel 1: Elly does that pious, closed-eyes, I'm-too-virtuous-to-consort-with-a-lying-brat-like-you thing she does that makes me wanna take a belt sander to her stupid face and tells Liz "Let's go."; Liz asks where because she thought that Elly would take her at her word about being robbed.

Panel 2: Liz goes into full-on freakout mode because Elly wants her to take her to the place where she said she was robbed and asks 'why'?

Panel 3: She freaks Liz out by saying that she wants to see if Liz's story can be backed up by clues or witnesses.

Panel 4: When Elly declares that she will get to the bottom of this, Liz has the kneejerk reaction of covering her bottom because she expects to be spanked for lying, breaking the milk carton and thus totally destroying Elly's trust in her and also lying about how Elly is a fragile, punitive monster who flies off the handle over nothing.

Summary: In Liz's defense, it does look like Elly is a rather stupid person. We'd be here for years if we were to list all the times Elly swallowed bullshit and asked for seconds. What Liz loses sight of is that the bullshit Elly likes to swallow is her own.