Friday, February 13, 2009

Lawrence has "uncles"

6 comments:

DreadedCandiru2 said...

Oh, crap.... This is where her need to pretend Lawrence doesn't know the future-past comes back to bite her on the ass, isn't it? I mean, it's good that JSFF is just an emergency standby penis but it's sort of obvious that Lawrence knows it; he probably wishes he didn't have to deal with his mother being a "hands-on" BS merchant but their options are fairly limited. If she'd admit that he knew what happened/will happen, this could have been so much simpler for her.

April Patterson said...

She'd probably also have to listen to him trying to reason with her. ;)

Snow said...

*blink* Is that Calvin's uncle max?

howard said...

This is an interesting take. Even if Connie didn't have time with John Patterson, Connie's desperation during this time period of the strip makes this kind of a conversation one that you would expect would have to have happened at some point in Lawrence's life. I was always struck by the fact Lawrence and Connie were never seen together in the strip again once Lawrence got out of high school, and this would go a long way to explain it.

And if you want to push the point far enough, it could also explain why Greg's daughters despised Connie. Imagine if this were the same way Connie acted in Thunder Bay. There is certainly no reason to believe she would be different. “Oh my God. Dad proposed to that middle-aged slut!!” “And she’s making us move to Milborough!”

April Patterson said...

Eek, I chose "Max" at random--I didn't mean to implicate any of Calvin's relatives. :)

Don Hargraves said...

OMG...

This doesn't appear to be desperation to me...