I rarely read comments but I actually clicked looking for the answer to this. Pretty sure Ralph is supposed to think it’s some kind of parrot.
Reddit is a great resource for punchlines…
Sherman Alexie has a short story about a family who is relieved/delighted that the father never comes home from the twin towers on 9/11.
My first actual LOL for this strip.
yeah, i laughed
thx for the context rsketch
i wasn’t sure if midland was an error or part of the joke i didn’t get….def middlin’