Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for February 04, 2007
Woman: There's a group of editorial cartoonists outside who are threatening to draw scathing cartoons in protest of the elimination of so many staff positions and to post them on the Internet to bring public pressure on you. Man: Didn't they do that last year? What did they call it... Big Stink Tuesday? Woman: You mean Black Ink Monday. Man: Whatever. So how'd that work out for them? Woman: Well... there's even fewer of them now. I guess that's why they're still upset. Man: I see... but since a lot of those protesters have a staff position and are selling their work to me dirt cheap through syndication... what incentive is there for me to spend 500 times more in salary and benefits for the work of just one person? Woman: I'll go ask, sir. Man: So how did it go? Woman: I'm not sure... they just mooned me, then ran off giggling to the nearest bar and started drawing on cocktail napkins. Man: Well, let that be a lesson to me.