dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Lynn celebrates American Thanksgiving by having Anne consider her husband to be part of the furniture. We're meant to sympathize with poor Annie because her husband sacks out on the couch watching sports but when one considers what a huffy idiot she is by times, it's hard to care.

(Strip Number 200, Original Publication Date, 26 November 1981)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Elly and Annie drink coffee; Annie says "So you're going to be a sports widow; what's new?" Technically, she's going to be a hockey mom but Annie is about to share a war story about the evils of team sports and how they get in the way of busy women so she'll stretch the analogy a bit.

Panel 2: Said request for pity owing to have to endure the very endurable takes the form of asking Elly to consider herself lucky; that's because during football season, she regards Steve to be part of the furniture owing to his spending his free time watching TV instead of rearranging furniture or doing chores.

Panel 3: Elly slyly grins in disbelief and tells Annie to come off it; Annie insists that she isn't kidding.

Panel 4: That's becase last week, she was walking around with a can of Endust and polished him by mistake.

Summary: While I can sympathize with Annie in that she feels that her husband is an armchair that belches, she's really not helping her case by not sympathizing with him. Fortunately for her, Lynn's notes will absolve her owing to a belief that watching team sports on television is an evil in and of itself instead of merely being an inconvenience. Thrill as she explains that every athlete alive is a misogynistic throwback who wants to keep her incompetent son from humiliating himselfoppress women, corrupt children, overthrow civilization and bruise fruit.

ETA: Lynn's notes bitch about how televised sports are something that she ain't into and prevent husbands from completing their wives' honey-do list.

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