Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for May 05, 1995
Girl: Working on your short story for English? Nate: Yup! And WHAT a story! Nate: It's the tale of a bachelor squash farmer who battles his loneliness by growing the world's largest pumpkin! Nate: I call it "Nearer my Gourd to Thee." Nate: She's just jealous she didn't think of it first.