February 9, 2009
Panel 1: It's pretty obvious in Saturday's panel 2 that Ken the Kung-Fu Master is as good a marksman as he is a kung-fu master. The line denoting his Chikn-Shock bullet's path goes straight from his barrel, through Buck's antlers and off into the gloaming. So, when we see Buck lying on his side in the grass, we're forced to wonder, "What happened?" I'm not sure, but I have a couple of hypotheses.
First, it's possible that Buck is a narcoleptic and merely fell asleep after the excitement of trying to catch some flying chicken beaks. Second, Buck may be an amateur entomologist and he thinks he just saw an errant Oligomyrmex and he's getting a closer look. The discovery of this species of ant in the western United States would, of course, revolutionize modern entomology, and Buck has always wanted his 15 minutes of fame. Finally, and perhaps most reasonably, it's possible that Buck has tripped and the Jackelrod Sphere is merely using his moment of ignominy as a foreground for the Kung-Fu Master's bit of dialog (which would be vastly improved if it said, "Sayonara motherfucker" and left it at that).
Panel 2: Damn dude, that's harsh. Shoot your wife's lover and then split. That Ken is a hard ass.
Panel 3: Wow, look at Patty Frampton's face. Can anyone say "Burning Bed"? Good thing the mothership is lingering in the background, ready to whisk Ken away for a couple of days while Patty cools down.