Love the room number — nice Douglas Adam’s shout-out!
Love the original Muppet Movie reference as well. (for those too young to remember — as Kermit and Fozzy are driving towards Hollywood, we see Big Bird hitchhiking in the opposite direction, with a sign saying “NYC or Bust! Looking to break into Children’s Television”
So is he dreaming the second glass of milk which appears in the last frame , or are we dreaming it? Perhaps we are butterflies dreaming we are the Olympic volleyball team…
Not sure I can post links, but here’s a good recent article on the Benin Bronzes: https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2003/sep/11/2
Even if it was Atlantis, folks would still find a way to de-Africanize the news: When Europeans first ‘discovered’ the Benin bronzes (incredible metalwork of 12th century West Africa) in the 19th century a German anthropologist concluded that they were the work of ancient Greeks from the lost city of Atlantis, because he refused to believe that Africans could do such impressive metalwork without learning it from Europeans.
Coulda called him “Frere Shocker”?
A little background on “Dead as a Doornail” http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/04/origin-phrase-dead-doornail/
http://www.gocomics.com/wizardofid/2014/11/17 and http://www.gocomics.com/pickles/2014/11/17
Today’s strip is a shout-out to the Wizard of Id, which turns 50 today (there was a Wizard of Id reference in Pickles today as well)