dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Saturday, 3 December 2011

We end the week with a demonstration that Lawrence is totally baffled by the concepts of honesty, guilt and remorse. We also end the week with a realization that a lot of people don't get that they're watching a morality play.

(Strip Number 4257, Original Publication Date, 4 December 1982)

Panel 1: We rejoin the conversation with Mike telling Lawrence that he's going to return the scarf; Lawrence is confused by this.

Panel 2: The reason he gives is that he got away with stealing it and, well, since it's a great big store, who's going to care if someone stole from it.

Panel 3: Since Lawrence doesn't know and doesn't want to know about the internal conflict that's got Mike floored, he's taken aback by Mike's shouting "ME!!!"

Summary: A forty-six year old man in Saint John, New Brunswick would gleefully tell a pinheaded little boy that Mike's extended family, the store itself, the police and society at large would care quite a bit that a little boy started thinking in terms of victimless crimes. Then again, that man likes doing things that he knows don't work so trying to explain what a conscience is to a strawman in a morality play is right up his street. As well try to make Megatron or Cobra Commander stop their mayhem, destruction and world domination nonsense.

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