dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Lynn's successful request for a re-ordering of the dailies means that today's strip is the one where we'll end up watching Elly buy the ugly carving That being said, will the Lynnsight actually mention the fact that the strips were published in the wrong order twenty nine years ago or will Lynn gloss over a minor triumph over the Syndicate?

(Strip Number 219, Original Publication Date, 19 January 1982)

Panel 1: It would seem that the tour group Elly joined has found its way to a local craft market; we find her noticing a man putting a carving on display.

Panel 2: The man, who I'll call Mister Narwhal, notices that his butt-ugly (and mildly racist) carving of two people picking coconuts off a tree has caught the eye of a tourist wearing a red head-scarf; he thus asks Elly "You like this carving, Miss?" to further something I call Operation: Butter Up A Rube by appealing to the repulsive vanity of the stupid.

Panel 3: Narwhal goes on to tell Elly that it's genuine and handmade as if that's any guarantee of quality; he will also wrap it, put a string on it and, for her, lower the price.

Panel 4: Bug-eyed Elly ends up carrying the atrocious thing under her arm and thought-bubbles that all she came for was a souvenir key-chain.

Summary: As I said when I thought this was yesterday's strip, Elly has clearly demonstrated that she has no more taste than she has sales resistance; also, we can possibly expect to see Lynn talk about how the strips are finally getting in the "right" order.

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