Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for August 13, 2006
"What are you reading?" "It's a letter from the National Cartoonists Society...Looks like they're changing some of the rules for the comics." "What'd they change?" "Well, it says here that right now, the only two comic strips that are actually having their characters age are 'Baby Blues' and 'For Better or For Worse'." "So?" "Well, according to them, it's not fair that certain characters have to age while others get to remain frozen in time." "So what are they gonna do?" "According to this, 'It shall be the responsibility of all current syndicated cartoonists to advance their characters to the age they would presently be, based upon the start date of the comic.'" "Well, that shouldn't be too bad for a strip like ours...We're only four years old." "Yeah, rub it in, you big, fat @#$%^&* pig." "What's it take for Jeffy to get a @#$% martini around here?!" "Call the bouncer." "Again?"