In a remarkable burst of efficiency, I have managed to finish this page somewhat early – so here it is!  To all my fellow citizens of the USA, Happy Independence Day.  And to everybody, this is a pair of pages that reads best as a spread, so… yes, I know it’s been forever since I’ve done this, but the full spread is on, so vote, and you can see it!  Oh, yeah, meaningless ranking systems.  Hooray!  But still.


Colonel Haulley, by the way, is speaking a paraphrase of… I’m afraid I don’t remember who.  Either General Power or General Le May.  During the Cold War, he quipped, when asked about the possibility of nuclear war with the Soviet Union, that “If there are two Americans and One Russian left at the end of the war, then we’ve won.”  I guess it was General Power, because it was Curtis Le May who said of Cuba, during the Crisis, “I’ll fry it!”

Yikes.  People were pretty damn strident in the Cold War.

Anyway, I’m putting my feet up for a little while, here, so enjoy the comic, enjoy the weekend, and I’ll see you next week, God willing!