April 3rd, 2021

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Easter Monday 2021

For all that it makes sense to downsize, Marian is still sad that she's going to see the back end of the home she raised her family in.

Panel 1: We start off with Lynn revealing that she doesn't think that Alan should be part of any family conversation by having Elly tell Phil something his parents should have told him: that they're going to downsize and that she thinks it's a good idea. (She's lying about that last bit.)

Panel 2: She then sets up the Summer Of Whining That Her Childhood Is Being SOLD!!! by telling us what we can expect to see this July: fighting like scorpions over stuff the parents weren't told that they want and complaining that bad people build things and change things without two boomer idiots' approval or knowledge.

Panel 3: We transition to Jim asking a question he shouldn't so that Marian can blurble glurge.

Panel 4: We then get her simper that you can't put a price on memories.

Summary: We leave things now and will pick them up when it's time for Elly and Phil to fight over a prize their parents don't know exists.
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The Top Ten Characters Lynn Doesn't Realize Are Underdogs - Number 10

Now, as I explained on the posts howtheduck is writing, there are ten characters who are clearly underdogs but not seen as such by Lynn and her acolytes because they made the mistake of getting in the Patterson family's way. Lynn sees picky-faces and creeps for much the same way DC Comics' god of child abuse Granny Goodness calls the Justice League bullies: they impede the plans of a collection of reckless assholes who think they're smarter than everyone else.

We're about to see off the tenth member of said list in a few months' time: Martha McRae. As we all know, she was caught between the Scylla of Mike's paranoia and refusal to understand her feelings and Elly's jealousy and contempt for anyone who likes to make herself look nice. We eventually get churlish blithering from Mike that suggests that her ending up fat and divorced is the bitter fruit of not putting up with his weak-ass bullshit but that, friends, is akin to Phil's hope that Connie die insane and miserable because his own presence was only an option: the hebephrenic ranting of an immature mind afraid of blaming itself.

The Top 5 Characters You Never Realised Were Underdogs - Number 2

The Top 5 Characters You Never Realised Were Underdogs - FBorFW News Notes

We like to cheer on the underdogs because their fortune is a kind of reassurance that there is, in fact, a way to beat the odds and succeed. The Pattersons encounter a few underdogs and it’s not always obvious who they are. Here are five of the most loved characters who we either didn’t expect to succeed, or whom we didn’t really think of as underdogs right away.

After the cut it’s number Two:

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