dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Today's strip tries sending the message "John is being a stubborn jackass who won't admit that he was wrong to buy the stereo" but ends up saying "Taking the stereo back wouldn't do a thing to placate Elly."

(Strip Number 131, Original Publication Date, 18 April 1981)

Panel 1: As he and Jean work on a patient I'll call Mr Praline, John tells him "So now I've told you the whole story. Elly's still mad at me. I just wish I knew how to handle it."

Panel 2: Praline says "I hink ooh hood hake ack uh hereo; at ood hix hings uf." By this, of course, the man means "I think you should take back the stereo; that would fix things up." Then again, you all already knew that.

Panel 3: John says that that's easy for HIM to say. (Oh, my; what an obvious punchline. I think I just died a little more inside.)

Summary: The reason that he said that is that he probably flat-out asked if he should take the damned thing back and got a face full of irrational whining that reminds us that Elly doesn't want to fix the problems that beset her. All she wants is to have everyone else sit there and whine about how bad she has it.

  • Sunday, 17 October 2021

    The one where John is too stupid to remember that he has a kid and a dog so refuses to take steps to keep them from making putting groceries away a…

  • Saturday, 16 October 2021

    The one where Gordon finally does what he's supposed to and kisses the girl Lynn assigned him. Synopsis: On the drive home, Gordo finally works up…

  • It Better End Soon: Empty Headed Woman.

    Given Sunday's strip, it seems likely that we're going to be treated to Sarah's self-induced hardships as regards putting away groceries. Actually,…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.