June 16th, 2018

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 18 June 2018

John is somewhat suggestible and strains himself pushing because he thinks the doctor is talking to him.

(Strip Number 1464, Original Publication Date, 19 June 1989)

Panel 1: Since it is required that Liz have the mentality of a much younger child today, she asks Elly how she knew that she was ready to be borned. Elly tells her that your body tells you.

Panel 2: We then go back into Sepia Flashback Mode so we can once again see the truth behind Elly's airy pronouncements by getting a bit of a voiceover that has either her or the doctor standing next to her and John in the delivery room explain that the muscles around the baby start pushing and you have to push too.

Panel 3: The OB/GYN tells Elly's silhouette to PUSH, PUSH, PUSH!!!

Panel 4: She looks up and tells a red-faced John that he can stop pushing because he looks as if he's going to crap out all of his internal organs.

Summary: I'm not sure but I think we've just seen the Lamaze method get mildly slammed today. It's a sort of misandrist take on Robin William's comment about how the man can't really know how childbirth feels until he passes a bowling ball or circumcises himself with a chainsaw.