March 8th, 2020

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

The one in which Elly is jovially singled out as being some kind of horror freak for giving birth at her age.

(Original Publication Date, 12 March 1991)

Panel 1: Judging from her vaguely horrified reaction to Connie's remark "You didn't think that we'd let you get away without a celebration, did you?", it would appear that yes, Elly did think exactly that. We're about to see why.

Panel 2: Things appear to go like they do in the real world when Carol offers her the seat of honour.

Panel 3: Elly then sets up the bad joke by being polite and saying that they needn't have gone to the bother.

Panel 4: We finally get why Elly wants to avoid things like this when a Milborough Mutant Matron says "Of course, we should have! At OUR age, how often do we get to throw one of our friends a baby shower?"

Summary: Tomorrow, Goofytooth and another woman talk about how painful and long and awkward childbirth is so they can provide immoral non-support. Eventually, someone will say that one cannot turn black the cans of thyme. This is why Elly avoids this sort of thing: these people are her friends the same way Lawrence, Brian and Gordo are Mike's.