Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for June 23, 1999
Nate: Dogs are smarter than cats! Pick any dog and it'll be smarter than any cat! Francis: Okay... How 'bout that dog in that yard there? nate: Well, that's not a real dog, you see. That's a poodle. Poodles don't count. Francis: So A.) All dogs are smarter than alll cats, and B.) Poodles are not really dogs. That sum up your theory? nate: in a nutshell, yes. Francis: A nutshell sounds like a good place for it. Nate: That's not a dog, that's a topiary!