Jeff: In the three weeks since I wrote this strip, I’ve heard 3 or 4 call-backs to this exact same gag. Which would make me feel like a trend-setter, except nobody (except Jeremy and my wife) have read this strip until now. Can you be a retroactive trend-setter? Does that work in reverse? It should.

Jeremy: I guess it doesn’t help that we have a buffer, and that our strips are complete and in the can several weeks before they publish to all of you. At least we can write these blog posts the night before a strip publishes to stay “current” with the times. Maybe we should totally destroy our buffer and do these strips the day before they are due, eh?

Nah, I like the safety measures.