dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

On wondering what people have to talk about.

I can't remember quite when but a while back, I wrote something about how little curiosity Elly and Lizzie had about what the other person could possibly have to talk about. The underlying assumption of that is that nothing that a child could be doing could possibly matter to adults while children tend to have no curiosity at all about what real people do. The reason that I mention that is that the men in the strip tend to have their own idea as to what women talk about: them.

As this strip in which John tries telling himself scary social change that would cause him to suddenly become an insensitive and selfish oaf cruelly holding his wife back because he's selfish and hateful hasn't taken place so he isn't a grunting, knuckle-dragging ape indicates, he firmly believes that while he talks about important things, silly women have nothing better to do than to pick apart the men in their lives because that's what media tells him. Meanwhile, no one has less to say about anything important than John does because he's got a huge case of head up the ass. From blathering about how Mike magically owes his parents a living to running his stupid mouth about what a great guy someone he can actually intimidate is, John needs to meditate on this bit of wisdom from Red Green: "you have nothing to say....stop talking."
Tags: john needs vitamin stfu

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