July 12th, 2019

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Liz's aggressive need to swat a fly becomes something of a problem because she's creating more havoc than the fly itself is. This is comedy.....or so I'm told.

Panel 1: We start things off watching Liz holding a flyswatter as she stares angrily at a fly buzzing overhead.

Panel 2: Since this is a sort of retread of the strip in which Mike demolished his bedroom trying to kill a mosquito, she violently knocks oven mitts off of their hook (and probably doesn't pick them up) trying to swat the fly.

Panel 3: The fly lands on the lid of a stew pot.

Panel 4: Liz violently jostles the pot lid when she tries to swat the fly.

Panel 5: We come to what should be Panel 1 of this overly long daily strip with Elly looking on in horror when she sees what's making noise in the kitchen: Liz so focused on doing something with a flyswatter that she doesn't realize that she's wrecking the kitchen.

Panel 6: As Liz knocks the lid off of the flour container, Elly asks Liz what she's doing.

Panel 7: Elizabeth tells Elly that she's trying to swat a fly.

Panel 8: As she gets ready to wreak more havoc, she doesn't understand why telling Elly that she doesn't want it spreading its germs makes her gobsmacked.

Summary: This is because Liz isn't very bright and doesn't understand that she's doing more harm than good and also that the flyswatter is probably more filthy than the fly is.
Snarky Candiru2

IDW Collection Three, Due Date: 16 July 2019

The latest news entry concerns the upcoming release of the third collection published by IDW. Details following:

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1) Shipping costs for something over $45 can be rather prohibitive.

2) John doesn't so much have a mid-life crisis as he has an attack of wanting to make Ted feel like shmutz.

3) "Improbably" is not the adjective I'd use for someone as oblivious as Elly. "Inevitable" is more fitting.

4) Mike doesn't learn life lessons. That's because he's Mike.

5) Liz's "Mean girls" situation is more properly a "Liz is hobbled by Elly's need to slow down her childhood" situation as yet again, her idiot mother assumes that Liz wanting to fit in means that she wants to burn through her childhood innocence and thereby send her poooor mother at warp speed to senescence and unlamented death.

6) Of course the story is only beginning: Book Four is all about how Elly's life is ruined forever and ever because April fools all of us.