dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Sunday, 13 March 2011

In today's strip, we get a reminder that Mike really hates doing math. It's also a reminder that we're in for a Lynnsight that's all about Lynn's math anxiety.

(Strip Number 7111, Original Publication Date, 14 March 1982)

Panel 1: We start things off with Mike and Lizzie looking out the window watching it rain; he tells her that there's only one good thing about a rainy day.

Panel 2: That thing is mud.

Panel 3: He then tells her that a strange car has pulled up in the driveway; he wonders who it is.

Panel 4: As Elly opens the front door, she's greeted by a Monique Prescott who works at the library. This means we're looking at a milestone because a year or so from now, this woman becomes Elly's boss.

Panel 5: It seems that Mike left his math book and homework at the children's section.

Panel 6: Had his name and address not been written on the textbook, she'd never have known who to return it to.

Panel 7: Elly reminds him that this is the same book he'd left at the park the other day and at Lawrence's last week.

Panel 8: She then asks what they're going to do about other people bringing him his homework.

Panel 9: His asking Elly's future co-worker if she has an eraser angers Elly.

Summary: You'll notice that most of Mike's problems with school come from his inability to do simple arithmetic; this is the reason that Liz had to marry Anthony, you see. Someone has to do Mike's taxes for him after John dies, after all. One thing you'll also notice is that the Lynnsight associated with this one will be all about how haaaaaaaaaard Lynn finds math.

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