October 10th, 2019

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 12 October 2019

We are reminded that Lynn was on the fence about which set of characters to totally fucking destroy when we lead into another week or two of Elly caterwauling about THAT GIRL WHO WANTS TO DESTROY THE FAMILY!!!!!!!

(Original Publication Date, 13 October 1990)

Panel 1: As Elly prepares to leave, Carol would like a moment of her time to talk about kids now that the subject has come up. The child whose behaviour she finds most troubling is Brian.

Panel 2: Reason: he has no interest at all in girls his own age. Being told that Brian likes school and sports just fine and that he has tons of friends means little to Elly. Being told that his complete absence of interest in girls is something Carol finds troublesome baffles the shit out of her because she would love a son who wasn't sneaking off to do things with some horrible little tramp who dresses in her slutty-slutty slut suit.

(What Carol doesn't know is that Lynn's stick-to-your-own-kind fetish makes him find Canadian girls too forward and drives him into the arms of a Japanese national.)

Panel 3: She replies by saying that she knows what she means because she's worried about Michael as well. Carol takes this to mean that Mike has the same lack of interest in girls.

Panel 4: Elly looks at Carol and yells "No....because he IS!!" and has a look on her face like that's even worse than being pregnant.

Summary: As howtheduck  will explain Monday, Mike is smart enough to translate her passive-aggressive nonsense about how he and What's Her Name are too close into plain English. This leads to problems for him because Elly's bleating about THAT GIRL leads to John remembering all the horrible crap he did at that age and punishing Mike for his own sins.