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Monday, January 16, 1995

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Background: For some unknown reason, I felt I needed to introduce the main characters of the strip one by one. Granted that the semester started on a Thursday, I figured I'd save the "introductions" for the first full week (since there are five characters). In hindsight, I think the introductions were redundant and unnecessary; the first two strips worked (or didn't) even if you didn't know who the characters were. Plus, I didn't really capitalize on the so-called "character development" from the intros. Maybe it was just a good way to blow through a week of strips.

The idea for this hit me the summer before. Somehow, I thought the gag was original. In actuality, I bet this joke is older than I am.