August 18th, 2018

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 20 August 2018

We kind of see why Phil is reluctant to make the move when Georgia 'helpfully' declares any possession of his that she can't see herself using to be junk he can't want or need.

(Strip Number 5180, Original Publication Date, 21 August 1989)

Panel 1: We find ourselves at the Richards apartment watching Georgia tell Phil that she's going through all of their possessions before they move and getting rid of anything that she considers junk.

Panel 2: She then explains that what's in front of her is what they're keeping and what she's pointing at is what they aren't.

Panel 3: When Phil asks her "This is it? THIS is the 'out' pile?", Georgia asks him what's wrong with her choice of what is and isn't junk. That's a damned good question because he's a music teacher and live performer but all of the stuff she's smugly gonna toss is music-related so she's sending him a clear message.

Panel 4: Georgia seems poised to tell him "Well, of COURSE, silly!!" when he points out that everything that's junk is something that's his.

Summary: If pressed, Georgia isn't going to be honest and admit that she defines "junk" as being something she doesn't use and can't see herself using but instead hide behind the need to get Phil to grow up or something like that there. We get to see her be baffled by the fact that other people have a different idea of what's 'useful' tomorrow.