Today’s strip is fairly autobiographical. It actually went up a little late because I was drugged out on pain pills from a root canal. It’s amazing what pain can do to a good-hearted person. The type of mean it can bring out. And then there are people like me who don’t need an excuse to be mean. I suppose such pain reaffirms out meanness was right to begin with.
HOBO: Root canal.
KLOWNUS: Are you in pain?
EVIL BEARD: I am so far beyond pain that I no longer ask to be saved from it. I now ask that all others suffer along with me in my eternal torment!
HOBO: At least he's in the holiday giving spirit.