December 1st, 2019

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

The one in which Mike's pride about how messy his room is makes it kind of hard to sympathize with him when it inevitably goes before a fall.

(Original Publication Date, 4 December 1990)

Panel 1: A little while later, we find an aghast Liz tell Mike that she tried getting some adhesive tape (in the original, a cassette tape) from his room and almost passed out from the stench. When she asks him how he can live like that, he doesn't even look up from his funny book when he says it's easy.

Panel 2: He piles the dishes next to the door, anything he hasn't used in a year gets tossed in a closet and everything else gets shuffled around at random to avoid spontaneous combustion.

This tells me that Aaron is getting a scraping for his belief that a floor is a large, low-hanging shelf. We can even expect angry screeching about how she is supposed to drop everything to chase after him in order to deflect comments about how this makes Elly and John look like they're patsies or how this sort of crap did damage to Aaron's prestige and acceptability.

Panel 3: When she asks how he knows what to wear, he smiles and says that if it doesn't stink, he wears it.

Panel 4: When she looks at him over her shoulder like he's just another piece of garbage and calls him disgusting, he thinks it's a compliment.

Summary: There are two problems that Toxic Waste Boy is too stupid to foresee. The first is that someone might have enough and just start forking things into a garbage bag all willy-nilly and something he either wants or needs would be in the landfill. The other is that he'd step on the wanted item by mistake because he's too stupid to understand that tidiness makes his life easier. Oh, look! An Englishwonan in a space suit is saying "SHHHH! Spoilers!"