dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
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Saturday, 8 January 2011

We end the week with a reminder that the men of the Foobiverse have no real problem with mentally undressing attractive young women in the company of their wives. Why this happens and why their wives never seem to put up too much resistance says something disturbing about Lynn. (The women being gawked at look as if something had died....their lingering trust in the decency of the male gender.)

(Strip Number 10909, Original Publication Date, 9 January 1981)

Panel 1: Having endured the horror that is waiting in line at Customs like everyone else, we find John and Elly at their hotel; the desk clerk tells them that their room (35A, to be specific) is to the left.

Panel 2: As she and John walk to their room, Elly takes in the perfectly-manicured grounds and is delighted.

Panel 3: Her telling John to just look at the scenery coincides with his admiring a fellow guest: a woman in a swimsuit. It should be noted that she seems fairly well-drawn in comparison to the big-foot mutant ogling her; that makes her visible disgust at his glare (among other NSFW things) all the more poignant.

Summary: It's sort of annoying to have to remember that even Jim declares it a moral obligation to ogle pretty girls right in front of his wife and family; why it is the wives involved cave so quickly says as much about Lynn and how screwed up she is as her misinterpretation of the motives of a dying young mother.

ETA: The January banner is up and it raises a question: "Why does it look as if Farley is throwing a snowball?"
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