dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Let's see what future plotline she sets up this time; odds are it'll be something trivial like "Mike and Lizzie don't get along" or "At least Elly's plants listen to her" or something like that. We can also expect it to be a padded daily that would be better if it were shorter; so much for trying her best.

Actually, it's a classic in which Mike does something silly.

(Strip Number 7089, Original Publication Date, 12 July 1981)

Panel 1: We see Mike trying to read a comic book when he thought-bubbles that he can't see a thing through his hair.

Panel 2: He blows on it to part it but doesn't succeed.

Panel 3: We next see him at a mirror holding a comb and scissors as he tells himself that he needs a trim.

Panel 4: He proceeds to take Elly's scissors and SNIP off a lock of hair.

Panel 5: He looks at the resulting scalping and says that he needs to even it up a bit.

Panel 6: His hands are a blur as he SNIPS and CUTS his hair.

Panel 7: He looks at the result in the mirror (which reminds me of when Adam asked if he was missing an eyebrow) and says to himself "Not bad"; it's at THIS moment that Elly finally appears.

Panel 8: Her reaction is to shout MICHAEL!!!!! so loudly that he does a take.

Panel 9: He responds to her muppet-mouthed wail "Oh, no! Michael" by saying "Dont' worry, Mom...."

Panel 10: "...Daddy says the difference between a bad haircut and a good one is two weeks." She reacts to that by the old smack herself on the forehead in frustration bit.

Summary: Could this happen in real life? You bet!! Should this have happened? Not at all; normal people would have noticed that Mike's hair was getting too long and taken him to a barber. Also, normal people would have impressed upon him that there are certain things that a seven-year-old is too young to do.

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