Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for February 16, 2000
"Ooh! Ooh! Mrs. Godfrey? If I'm all done with the assigned reading, can I read ahead?" "Of course, Gina." "I swear, Gina, you are such a teacher's pet! Always raising your hand, asking questions, doing all sorts of extra homework..." "I just happen to have a prodigious thirst for knowledge, that's all!" "It takes a lot of sucking up to quench a thirst that big."