dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

As you may have guessed, the premise of this sequence is that John is either going to be tempted to cheat on Elly or actually cheat on her because Ted is telling him to. I have to agree with howtheduck when he says that simply doesn't ring true emotionally. Men do cheat on their wives but they don't do so because someone orders them to.

I hate being wrong almost as much as I hate being right; that's because Lynn is hitting us with her "Enjoying life is for suckers" trip.

Panel 1: We start off with Ted asking John if they should maybe go an' ask a coupla girls to go dancin'.

Panel 2: John rebuffs this suggestion by saying he must be getting old; he wants to head home.

Panel 3: Ted questions his sanity by reminding his buddy that this is his chance to see how single guys live.

Panel 4: John says he already knows how single men live; that's why he got married.

Summary: In Lynn's world, getting married and having children are what people do; they have no choice in the matter and that's that. As for enjoying being in their presence, that's simply irrelevant because Lynn doesn't believe in enjoyment. Having a good time is an evil because it distracts from being a humorless, self-absorbed twerp who makes mountains out of mole hills.

ETA: Lynn celebrates the advent of spring by doing some rather insensitive foreshadowing. There's something about a soaking-wet Farley that just bugs me.

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