THANK YOU, you guys!
I wasn’t seeing the Tic-Tac-Toe — silly me.
That reminds me, though – I didn’t say anything on yesterday’s strip cos I only had a few minutes and couldn’t find anything to add.
I thought the strip was funny, though, and the joke “obvious.”
Coming home tonight, I discovered that nobody seemed to share my take.
It’s a parody, as No. 9 pointed out, of a very famous Charles Ebbets photograph of a long row of 1930’s workmen eating lunch high in the sky on a girder.
No safety gear whatsoever, soft caps ….. some possibly terrified but practicing studied nonchalance.
In Guy and rOdd’s version one of them finally looks over his shoulder and realises they could have been eating in the lunchroom all along.
That, to me, was the point — and it cracked me up.