November 15th, 2019

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 17 November 2019

The one in which Michael grazes until the point that the fridge is empty and whines to Elly that there's nothing to eat.

(Original Publication Date, 18 November 1990)

Panel 1: We start things off with Mike grabbing a box of chocolate chip cookies out of the cupboard.

Panel 2: Since he's a means by which Lynn can be a passive-aggressive jerk about Aaron's appetite, he grabs a big handful of cookies.

Panel 3: He then goes to the fridge with cookie box in hand and drinks milk right out of the carton like a thoughtless slob.

Panel 4: As he watches television, he starts to methodically gobble down a bowl of fruit.

Panel 5: Since he's a growing boy, he's still hungry so he raids the fridge yet again.

Panel 6: The result of his search is a chicken leg.that he's gobbling down without re-heating it. He should thus prepare for a visit from his friends Sam and Ella.

Panel 7: Next, we find him sucking on a juice box and eating a big bag of taco chips.

Panel 8: He goes back to the fridge because he's still hungry.

Panel 9: Having noticed something not to his liking, he yells "Hey, MOMMMMMM!!" in order to get Elly's attention.

Panel 10: We see what Mike's problem is when he asks her why there's never anything to eat around here: he's an idiot who doesn't understand cause and effect.

Summary: The "punchline", such as it is, hints broadly as to what any comments might be: Lynn complaining about sons who she can't fill up who don't understand that a fridge isn't a food replicator from Star Trek. Someone has to buy the grub and duds and it ain't him.