By Jeremy Meltingtallow

The strips that have been running lately were written in a coffeeshop on Pearl Street when Jerry and I were spending time together in Boulder, Colorado back in February. We had several bodacious writing sessions that turned into subtle competitions and generated a big pile of material which Jerry proceeded to hammer and bend into shape when he got home.

As originally written, today’s strip had a totally different third panel. Dad said, “Voila! Everyone is happy!” which is a line my dad spoke frequently when I was growing up, as if to say, “Things could go so #&@%! smoothly around here if you’d just get your act together!” Every parent says that in their own way, I guess, but they all say it.