Analogies have a tendency to not “measure up” to that which they describe. It’s kind of the point.
If I had a friend who had a habit of climbing the tree outside his house every day, even though it’s dangerous to do so, I could easily wake up one morning and thing “Gee, I bet that friend of mine is going to climb the tree again”. If I was right, I would not be violating my friend’s free will by accurately predicting what he was going to do. And it wouldn’t be my fault, nor would I be “punishing” my friend for “exercising his free will”, if he fell off the tree and got hurt, even if I had, say, planted or placed the tree there in the first place.
They must be moving in to Hilbert’s hotel…
Lemony Snicket, is that you?
For shame! Don’t you know even Strong Bad thinks that joke is for moms only?
Now wait a minute, they’re in a body of water. How is Marigold resisting looking at her reflection in said water?
With the scale of the circular impression around that squashed ant…that elephant is clearly small enough to hold in my hands. Both of them, not one.
Ernie is the fellow he’s talking to. The speaker is Frank, the audience is Ernie.
“Feel so bad”? No subject? I mean, I know this is casual conversation, but I think I would find it a little confusing if someone used a fragment like that while talking to me.
I SWEAR I’ve seen this entire set of strips before. And this exact one. Does Darby recycle old comics when he doesn’t want to write new ones or something?