dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Saturday, 9 April 2011

In today's strip, Elly confuses what's either her delayed reaction to the flu (or having already had it without being aware of it) with her being too busy to be sick.

(Strip Number 248, Original Publication Date, 17 April 1982)

Panel 1: We start things off with Mike, who's got a red, runny nose asking Elly for a Kleenex.

Panel 2: Next, we see Lizzie asking Elly if she can have a story-whimper-sniff-huh-mama??

Panel 3: As she brings him his cup of hot lemon, John marvels that she hasn't caught this flu like the rest of them.

Panel 4: Instead of smiling when she says she hasn't had the time like an Erma Bombeck, Elly looks as if she's been subjected to the sort of ill-defined but baleful torment the Yahoovians think we wanted to inflict on Assthony.

Summary: I don't know if this is a lead-in to her getting sick but being expected to still do a full day's housework (even though that's what I expect) or not; what I do know is that she takes every damned thing too blasted seriously. Why, she can't even enjoy having a more effective immune system than her husband and children. Everything's got to lead to her being tormented like no one on this Earth ever has been or ever will be.

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