This came out of a conversation with my friend David Zimet, about writing PartiallyClips. I told him I throw out a dozen jokes every strip, stuff that comes off the top of my head but is too stupid to use. He wanted an example, and I came up with the core of this joke. I forget what we were using as the idea for the picture.
Since that day, David has insisted several times that the joke is good enough to use. I didn’t think so, but in the process of failing to write to several clips this week, I thought about it again and reworked it from scratch. It’s still a dumb joke, but at least this version has enough fun little misdirects and stuff that it comes out pretty decent.
Or David was right all along, but that’s unthinkable.