(Strip Number 7070, Original Publication Date, 6 July 1980)
Panel 1: We start off with Trash-Bag Johnny glowering at his toolbox because he confuses not having the tool he needs right that second with the Apocalypse.
Panel 2: The anal dipshit touches off the conflict by hollering at Elly for not putting the tools back in the exact order he prefers.
Panel 3: Peeved at being bellowed at for no better reason that "John is an impatient fucktard", Elly slumps around like a zombie looking for something to do to someone to make up for getting yelled at by a noxious twat.
Panel 4: The someone she finds is Michael, who is the unfortunate recipient of a threat to have his toys taken away if he doesn't put them away this second.
Panel 5: Since Mike was having a nice, quiet time to himself, he cannot process the sudden attack on his person.
Panel 6: Mike yanks "HIS" funny book away from Lizzie in order to cope with being yelled at out of the blue.
Panel 7: Lizzie stares at us as if to ask what is happening.
Panel 8: She then grabs a smiling ragdoll from a near-by shelf.
Panel 9: Lynn is trying to send some sort of message when, having been flung on the floor by an angry one year old, the doll is now grimacing in pain.
Summary: Back when I first saw this, I failed to see the doll's reaction. All I saw was the cycle of abuse being perpetuated by unapologetic dolts. I still do but now I see her saying "nothing can be done about things" and "kids are resilient" and the John of 2008 admitting to no connection to his being a screaming twit and why his kids are so damned distant.