May 15, 2009
Panel 1: It appears that the JS is out to foil my attempts at predicting the future. While I expected to see Mark furiously whalloping Stringy and Tom Wopat, the JS has opted instead to grace us with a picture of an airborne St. Bernard. Truly, it is an awesome sight. Perhaps the most astounding thing about this picture is Andy's angle of attack. While most dogs leap up to attack a human, the motion lines make it clear that Andy is flying across. Fantastic!
Panel 2: These guys are total pushovers. A single tackle (whether from man or dog) and they're on the ground? That's it? No fighting, no struggle? That is so lame. I guess, though, that perhaps they are realists. Mark has one of their guns and, even if it looks like he's about to deal a coup de grace to Andy, he could just as easily direct it their way. Whatever the case, I predict we'll be treated to a couple more days of bland exposition, a visit from the Sheriff, and some passing references to wildlife photography, at which point this arc will end. I won't hazard a guess as to the theme of Mark's next "adventure," but I feel safe predicting that the Elf won't have anything to do with it...and for that we can all be thankful.