Elly yelling at the slow cooker to hurry up was the entire point of the joke. You know, to poke fun at human impatience? Smile a little, people! Smiles are free!
Mylene S, Ottawa, ON, Canada
To the person who made the comment about the "slow cooker!"
I just wanted to say, well you just described the whole point of the cartoon, and you said you didn't get the point! it's supposed to be ironic,i think! maybe we should all stop over-annalyzing(sp?) stuff so much, especially this cartoon.
Meg, ME, USA
Yelling is not an effective way to discipline a dog. This article explains why:
The key sentence from this is: "Screaming and yelling at the dog, or punishing it well after the fact does not tell your dog what is wrong. You may in fact wind up teaching it to fear you, or consider you unreliable."
I would argue that habitually screaming at kids teaches them to fear you, too, but at least (after a certain age) they can understand what you're saying. Dogs don't have that advantage, so yelling at them is even crueler.
Ed T, St. Paul, MN, USA
Hmmmm...seems there's a BIG difference between raising "Children" and raising "Pets". Elly yells at Farley --who acknowledges he has done something wrong, and affirms Elly's right to admonish and "discipline" him. Elly yells at Michael --and the reaction is something else enirely!
Anna M, Winnipeg, MB, Canada