dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Start of Snarkness.

There's another reason why the up-coming end of the comic strip Cathy leaves me feeling a little conflicted; that's because it's sort of the reason I'm doing this. Even though it was somewhere between twenty-five and thirty years ago, I remember it like it was yesterday; what had happened is that, for some reason or another, Cathy and her mother were on vacation in Paris. The incident in question involved her coming across a pastry shop and, since she didn't actually know French, making a bit of a fool of herself trying to order an eclair from La Vendeuse Universelle when Mom burst in ranting like a dodo about getting fat and all the other bullshit she spouts in order to make the main character a basket case. Needless to say, Cathy did not get the eclair. I'm reading this and I'm thinking "Why the flying [boxcar] did the woman go all the way to the City of Light just to blather about self-control and all the other nonsense that messes her kid up? It's Paris!! Let her eat the [Margo] eclair, you stupid old cow!!" Later on, it had occurred to me that this was the first time that I'd known what it was that bothered me about something that didn't sit right. I'd of course kept it to myself but if there had been an outlet like this, people would have known about it.
Tags: amazonian catfish tinfoil hat, cathy: no nose but also no foobery

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