Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for March 24, 2001
"Hey, did you hear, Jeff's having his tonsils out? That lucky stiff." "Not only does he miss school, he gets to eat ice cream like 24 hours a day." "Plus a bunch of cute girls are gonna go visit him today after school. I mean, how come he gets to be sick? Why can't I be the one to get sick?" "It's what we all hope for." "How about Laryngitis?"