January 13th, 2020

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Wednesday, 15 January 2020

The one where Mike acts as if he's the injrued party when he explains that he had no choice but to overreact in an unusually cruel and idiotic manner.

(Original Publication Date, 16 January 1991)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Mike make the "I'm the REAL victim here" posture when Elly stares daggers at him because he shoved a snowball down a howling Liz's slacks and whines "Because she stuffed snow down my back first" like that matters. Once again, Mike has made an accident into a deliberate act so he can be cruel and ask for lenience. Also, Mike has reminded us that he has never had and never will have the least idea of how to treat a lady.

Summary: He might as well have said "Because you're an incompetent and oblivious failure as a mother" because this, like so many other pointless arguments could have been prevented. We pivot away from her dropping the ball this way to Saturday's failure to function when Liz zones out at school because she doesn't feel as if her life is worth anything now.
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bCreative: a heads-up.

It would appear that one of Katie's attempts to turn the franchise into a more reliable money machine has finally born fruit. This is because the latest news note is a press release about how an American firm gets the rights to plaster the Pattersons on things people would actually willingly purchase. What this means for us is as yet unknown.

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Personal Note:

1) Part of me is concerned that the new company might have something to say about this comm.

2) The rest of me thinks that this is far too little, far too late. This should have been done twenty-five years ago when the characters had an impact on the world and is only being done now because an obstacle is out of the way.