July 9th, 2018

Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Mike ruins Elly's life by teaching Lizzie to make faces at people Mommy wants to impress.

(Strip Number 1623, Original Publication Date, 12 July 1989)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Mike entertain Lizzie by faking faces at her. His first gambit is to seemingly try to blow out his sinuses like Howie Mandel did.

Panel 2: Next comes the classic Bronx cheer.

Panel 3: Finally, sticking his fingers in his mouth to make a Joker-like grin.

Panel 4: Later on, we find Elly looking like she expects to be executed for failure when Lizzie blows a raspberry at a Kindly Old Lady.

Summary: Once again, Lynn fails the "what does a child know" test and assumes that what people who live in basements and hate her refer to as Lizzie's honest ignorance is really part of a scheme to ruin her.