April 1st, 2020

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Friday, 3 April 2020

The one where an elderly neighbour takes over a casserole as one does in an emergency.

(Original Publication Date, 3 April 1991)

Panel 1: We switch focus to a house which we have never seen before and will never see again as an older neighbour of the Pattersons looks through the curtains and asks her husband what could possibly be going on over there because there's a police cruiser, ambulance and pizza delivery van in the driveway.

Panel 2: What's more, Carol Enjo is also over there for some reason that the woman must find out. When telling her husband that she's going over there, he tells her "Oh, for Pete's sake, Agnes! It's 2 AM!"

Panel 3: When he tells her that the last thing they need is her barging in and looking for gossip at pitch-dark o-thirty in the morning, she says that she's not looking for gossip but instead doing what any concerned neighbour would do in her place.

Panel 4: As she trudges through the snow, she thought-bubbles "I'm taking over a casserole."

Summary: This leads us to the stupid joke that ends the week about how intimate April's birth wasn't.
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Welcome, Baby April

The latest blog entry is the newest version of the "Why April even exists" story so should be rather interesting to read.

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Personal Observations:

1) We have the standard 'origin' story: Lynn thought that it was her job to crank out toddler jokes but didn't have toddlers for Elly to be baffled and overwhelmed by. This led her to be amazed by the simple suggestion of "making one up."

2) Lynn choked under the pressure, pulled her punches on April's birth and left no one happy.

3) I don't think it's physically possible for Lynn to be grateful to Dr Enkin. Not only does that mean that she didn't actually make it on her own merits, it means that he is more worthy of praise than she is.