dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

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Saturday, 8 May 2010

We end the week with Lynn slamming the tar out of Rod; it seems that it isn't bad enough that he hires women who make her feel uncomfortable, he has to remind us that he regards them as his servants.

(Strip Number 4003, Original Publication Date, 9 May 1981)

Panel 1: We find ourselves at John's office; as he helps his young patient into the chair, John (who looks as if his head is on backwards) tells the little boy "Okay; into the central command position and we'll ready the ship for lift-off."

Panel 2: John's next attempt to pretend that he's Rocket Robin Hood, DDS is to tell the eager young space cadet "X-rays, a-okay; now we'll use the astroprobe to check for alien life forms."

Panel 3: Having confirmed that the boy has a clean bill of dental health, John boasts to Jean that his ol'outer space patter really works.

Panel 4: She scores a direct hit on his ego by telling him that if he calls her the droid one more time, she's going to quit.

Summary: First off, you'd have to be a bit of a dick to act as if your hygienist was some sort of grinning slave designed by nature to serve you. Second, no real sci-fi fan talks like this; what this is is Lynn's attempt to show us what goes on in J-Rod's office colliding with her botched attempt to invoke the sci fi that bores, horrifies and confuses her.

ETA: Since it's Mother's Day Sunday, Lynn has changed the banner to reflect that fact.

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