April 15th, 2020

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 17 April 2020

We skip clean over the "your words weigh more than mine" thing so that Liz can use bad wordplay to get something almost like an apology out of Mike.

(Original Publication Date, 19 April 1991)

Panel 1: Having put the box back on over her head, we find Mike asking her if she's going to stay under it all day. She reminds him that it's a mad wall.

Panel 2: Since the feelings of regret and remorse are alien to Pattersonkind, he tells her not to expect the infinite humiliation of an apology. She says that she doesn't want an apology, she just wants him to say he's sorry.

Panel 3: Instead of pointing out that that's the same time, he says "Sure....and if I did, it'd make your mad wall disappear." She says that it wouldn't.

Panel 4: Since he doesn't know about the island in her head where only nice people are welcome, he's goggle-eyed by her saying that she'd put a door in it.

Summary: My guess is that if we were to look in on the Pattersons of 2020, we'd find a man who still isn't really aware that Liz has fantasies of escape too.