dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Thursday, 30 December 2010

In case you've missed it, Lynn and her staff were trying to get the Syndicate to reshuffle the strips so as to make sure that the New Year's Eve strip ran on New Year's Eve; they didn't quite get to do so in time and thus had notes that didn't match the strips in question. This is why we spent all of yesterday wondering what a conversation with Ted had to do with Aaron resenting behind left behind and half of today wondering why the New Year's Eve broadcast had a Lynnsight about Ted.

In the official strip, John more or less outs himself as not much caring for Elly's need to reform him.

(Strip Number 4116, Original Publication Date, 30 December 1981)

Panel 1: We find John and Ted at a tavern; as they find a table, Ted says "So, another year has gone by."

Panel 2: As they get seated, Ted then asks John if he's going to make any rash New Year's resolutions.

Panel 3: As the waitress brings their beer over, John says that he doesn't have to.

Panel 4: That's because his wife does makes them for him.

Summary: The interesting thing is that John never quite gets that, even though he's comfortable with himself as he is, Elly can see a lot of room for improvement. He could, for instance, not dress like a slob and make people think that she doesn't care enough to make him look good.

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