The ant’s line from the second panel was originally the punchline. I re-worked it to add a second punch, then almost dropped the original punch to make it stronger. But somehow I just can’t bring myself to part with “noisy mobile meat piles.”
Anyway: As some of you are aware, in addition to writing this strip, I also perform as a comedy synth-punk act under the name Worm Quartet. In the wake of the recent happenings in Japan, I have decided to donate 50% of my proceeds from March to the relief effort. If you’re interested in checking this out, my poorly-designed online store for Worm Quartet is here. 50% of my proceeds from digital sales will also be donated, so if you enjoy living in the future, you can also buy Worm Quartet mp3s on CDBaby, iTunes or Amazon.