dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
dreadedcandiru2
dreadedcandiru2
binky_betsy

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

In today's strip, Mike's need to ask what's going on collides with Elly's inability to multitask.

(Strip Number 4239, Original Publication Date, 5 October 1982)

Panel 1: We start things off with Elly huddled over her typewriter; as she ticka-tacka-tappas away, Mike asks her if she's busy to which Elly replies 'Yup'. His asking if she's working gets a mildly huffy 'Uh-huh' for an answer.

Panel 2: His asking if she's typing? huh? for that paper? causes her to yell "YES! YES! YES! MICHAEL!!!"

Panel 3: As he walks off, his eyes are bulged out in confusion as he says "Boy! I can't even ask a simple question!"

Panel 4: Elly tells no one in particular that it's the simple questions that drive her crazy.

Summary: This sort of puts paid to Mike being some sort of genius, doesn't it? A child of average or above-average intelligence would have picked up on the fact that Mommy can only concentrate on one thing at a time long ago. As a matter of fact, I remember a strip that had teenaged Liz realize that Elly is flat-out wrong to say that multi-tasking is impossible.
Subscribe

  • Somewhat off-topic: Halloween 1985

    Remember how I keep saying that I think that Lynn made a bit of a misstep not following the Strip of Destiny with the daily from 1 September 1980? If…

  • Here's something weird I just found out......

    Here's something interesting I found out today. I was looking at the entry on Tvtropes about the strip and noticed something I hadn't before: someone…

  • The question of gratitude......

    Now that we're about to have our noses rubbed in the fact that John (who thinks that a dollar a week allowance is a princely sum because he doesn't…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 18 comments

  • Somewhat off-topic: Halloween 1985

    Remember how I keep saying that I think that Lynn made a bit of a misstep not following the Strip of Destiny with the daily from 1 September 1980? If…

  • Here's something weird I just found out......

    Here's something interesting I found out today. I was looking at the entry on Tvtropes about the strip and noticed something I hadn't before: someone…

  • The question of gratitude......

    Now that we're about to have our noses rubbed in the fact that John (who thinks that a dollar a week allowance is a princely sum because he doesn't…