Chekov… set… your phaser… to gum.
Chekhov’s gum. Blow it up fully and BLAM!
But Keptin, I don’t know how to write short stories!
Inspired by Anton Chekhov’s dictum that if you introduce a gun in the first act of a play or chapter of a story you’re writing, you have to make sure it goes off by the last one.
The big bang is immanent.
Recommended by four out of five Good Doctors for their patients who chew gum (as well as two out of Three Sisters).
But stick with “Cherry Orchard” variety; “Seagull” tastes more like rotten fish than chicken.
Just as with Checkhov’s gun, it always ends with a bang!
Or as Virgil Starkwell would write it, Chekhov’s Gub.
I love the randomness of this strip!
August 09, 2014