Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for December 24, 2003
"So were the funnies ever funny?" "Oh, sure.. 'The Far Side,' 'Calvin and Hobbes.'... But their creators retired." "Why did they retire?" "Because they didn't want their features to ever grow stale, and they had the integrity and generosity to give new features a chance." "What do these other guys have?" "A twelve o'clock tee time."