Binky Betsy (cookie77) wrote in binky_betsy,
Binky Betsy

Tuesday, April 15

Tax day in the US! Since mine are taken care of, I can fill in for dreadedcandiru this one time.

"Quotes": One.

Panel 1: Oh for crissakes. Liz and Lawrence were not friends. They weren't enemies, but the five-year age gap meant that first Mike was constantly shooing Liz away when his friends were around, then when she was a bit older, she didn't want to be around any boys, and after that, the gap between, say, 12 and 17 was unbreachable. Really, if Lawrence were straight, I'd be very leery of his wanting to be "friends" with a girl as much younger than him as Liz was.

Also, this overlooks Annie and her kids. Lizzie interacted far more with Christopher and Richard than she ever did with Lawrence.

Also also, this panel reminds me of my third-grade project, in which I made a diorama of...a street, I forget in what era. I thought it needed people, so I wrapped fabric scraps around toothpicks and stood them up. Long story short, on Parents' Night, many adults were greatly amused by the sign that said "Those pink things are PEOPLE!"

Panel 2: Oh, crimeny. "Little Lizzie" indeed. OTOH, it pretty much is as if nothing changed since Liz was a child. And yes, we KNOW Elly likes Granthony. Does Elly have anything to contribute to this convo, or is it going to be all call-and-response?

Panel 3: And now the dogs are pink. And why haven't they set a date, I wonder? If nothing else, they could plan according to when Granthony's insurance turns over. Or when enough people have time off from work. Or choose the same date as April's high school graduation. Everyone will be in town anyway, right? Or worse -- that'll be the only way to GET all the relatives to Milborough for grad.

Panel 4: Whatever. I honestly don't know what that's supposed to mean. Except that These Kids Today are so...Not Like Us, I guess.

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