June 16th, 2019

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

The irritating part of today's strip is not that Elly stupidly gives way for a dumb reason. The irritating part comes later in the week when it's all about Mike not being able to take the sort of crap he dishes out.

Panel 1: As we know, the sane and intelligent response to Mike's comment is to ask him point blank on what world does a fourteen year old boy get to tell a woman in her forties what to wear. Since Elly is neither thing, she looks down at her legs.

Panel 2: She then gets all defensive and stupid about how there's nothing wrong with her legs. Besides, even bigger women than her wear shorts all summer long.

Panel 3: He smiles and shrugs so as to ask her what her point is. This obviously leads her to assume that she has embraced being a fat, disgusting slob.

Panel 4: Since she cannot love what she sees in the mirror, she stands there horrified at how close she came to loving herself as she changes into slacks.

Summary: Mike might be a stupid pig but even he knows that the one thing that can shut Elly up is her fear of being a tub of lard.