June 4, 2009
Panel Zero: I am, once again, forced to eschew the three panel format to comment on the total ludicrositinessitude of today's strip. Two days ago, Mark was at the fucking dump site taking pictures. He was, I repeat, at the dump site. Today, Mark is inspecting those pictures with a magnifying glass to....you got it...see whether the drums have anything written on them. This brings me to what must be the second unwritten rule of serial comic strip writing: Never accomplish in one panel what you can accomplish in six. While brevity may be the soul of wit, it is obviously the bane of the serial author. In this instance, Mark could have walked over and read the damn drum on Tuesday. Instead, it's already Thursday and he's busy playing Sherlock Holmes with his magnifying glass. Someone get that man a deerstalker!