String Theory

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Today’s cartoon has a few fun background gags and TWELVE! Secret Symbols so don’t miss that particular avenue of amusement.

Back in the mid-80s, a friend of mine was at my house one afternoon when he pulled from his jacket pocket a lump of black plastic roughly the size and weight of a brick and began speaking to it as though it were a person. It was one of the first cell phones, which were not yet available to the public and which I’d not even heard had been invented. It sounds ridiculous now, but at the time I was aghast and could not believe he was making a phone call without wires. I’ve never been one to adopt new technology quickly, so it was still a decade or more before I snipped the strings and threw away the cups I’d been using before that.

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I have an OCD issue with music. At almost all times when I am awake, a song is playing in my head and it drives me nuts. So drawing this cartoon (and typing this post about it) is a painful experience because I cannot stop that horrible song about the Island of Misfit Toys from playing on a loop. All I have to do is look at this picture and I hear the music. Unfortunately, looking away from the picture does not make it stop. Accordingly, I have no tolerance for any of those Xmas TV specials I grew up with; they haunt me.