Years ago, my girlfriend (now my wife) and I were sitting on the balcony of our small apartment talking while a group of kids was playing in the street nearby.  We couldn’t see most of them, but we could hear them.  In the midst of the merriment, a girl screamed out “Ewww, it’s Joey!”  and both of us burst into laughter.  We almost immediately began addressing each other in this manner and making various suggestions to each other about the therapy that Joey would likely require later in his life.

It’s been twelve years since this moment, but sometimes I’ll still come in the door and be greeted with a loving “Ewww, it’s Joey!”  Thus, this was the first thing that occurred to me when I saw this piece of clip art.  Unfortunately “Ewww, it’s Joey!” doesn’t work with the gag in this strip.  But in honor of this seemingly-unending joke I’ve shared with my wife, the character in this strip is named Joey.

It occurs to me that Joey is now most likely old enough to purchase firearms.

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Still exhausted from PenguiCon,