Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for July 29, 2007
"Francis! Do you believe in omens?" "I guess so." "Well, if I make this short, it's an omen that I'm going to be rich!" "If I make it without hitting the backboard, it means I'm going to be famous!" "...And if I make it without hitting the backboard or the rim, it means I'm going to marry a supermodel!" Fling! CLANG! CRASH! MYOWR! Screee... THUMP! "What if you miss, and then the ball breaks a window, hits a cat, rolls into the street and gets run over by a dump truck?" "Then it's a practice shot."