January 9th, 2017

Snarky Candiru2

When does Patterlife begin?

It's not enough, of course, to simply rename months if you want to create a sort of Pattercalendar. You also have to have a beginning point in time so you can say that "This is when the family history began." Thankfully, we can use Mike as a sort of measuring stick. Lynn had him stay the same age two years running because she doesn't pay attention but right now, he's eleven and right now, John and Elly had been married for five years when she oopsed him.

This means that it looks as if we're in the middle of the seventeenth year of the Patterson era but we're actually in the middle of the eighteenth year. This is because the Richardses and Elder Pattersons probably imposed the sort of stupid ultimatum that would later be inflicted on Therese and Anthony because the strip is littered with dim people whose fear of disgrace would probably be dismissed as inhuman and unfair by the Taliban. When he was found in her chair, he simply had to marry her to avoid her total ruination.