dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Thursday, 4 March 2010

It occurs to me that we might be in for the reprint that has Mike talk about how people are only pretending to be friends with Lawrence because of his broken leg while he likes him for a valid reason: he has cool toys to play with.

And I'm right. Crap.

Panel 1: Mike sits there with his head in hands complaining that everybody hangs around Lawrence just because he broke his leg; Elly, who's sitting next to him, is wondering if he wishes he too had a broken leg.

Panel 2: If so, she can reassure herself that her son doesn't want to hobble around on crutches; what he wants to do is tell her that Lawrence thinks that these people are his friends but that he's REALLY his friend.

Panel 3: Elly tells him "Sure. Your friendship goes deeper than that; you like him for much, much more."

Panel 4: His admission that he likes him for his toys leaves her gobsmacked.

Summary: It leaves me nauseated; this attempt to hybridize 'Peanuts' and 'Dennis the Menace' is as realistic as a car commercial and about as entertaining. About the only enjoyment I can derive is from remembering the Settlepocalypse and its moral: "Life is about who can give you the most stuff."

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