dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Today's strip depicts John making a not-so-funny joke about his idiot wife's inability to remember that she doesn't tan, she burns. Given that even back then, Lynn probably got mail warning her about UVB rays, his schadenfreude is not really that amusing.

(Strip Number 216, Original Publication Date, 14 January 1982)

Panel 1: As Elly winces and yelps in pain, Tentacle-Fingered John says that he doesn't believe it.

Panel 2: What he doesn't believe is that she went and got sunburnt despite all the sunscreens on the market.

Panel 3: Since she's not in the mood for a lecture and she doesn't want to admit that she's on the bullet train to Melanomaville, she tells him to pipe down and get something to rub on her back.

Panel 4: He compares her to the practice burgers he serves the kids by asking if she wants that something to be barbecue sauce, ketchup or bernaise.

Summary: I expect that the notes will be a semi-jocose puff piece that try to laugh off Elly's stupid refusal to wear sun protection despite knowing that she comes from a long line of people who don't tan well at all.

ETA: There's a new new banner up for our amusement.

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