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Wednesday, February 22, 1995

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Background: This is one of the "Original Five" cartoons that were my "audition" to the Chronicle.

I couldn't help but notice that nearly every social situation at Duke revolved around either beer or coffee. The University had even installed coffee shops in the Bryan Center (Duke's student center) and in the main West Campus library.

Inside joke: the name "The Perkaway" is an amalgam of The Perk, which was the Bryan Center's coffee shop, and The Hideaway, which was the on-campus bar.

Frighteningly, I seem to remember someone coming out with coffee-flavored beer not long after this strip ran. For the life of me, I can't figure out why anyone would want to drink such a thing.