So far, Hell hasn’t been very Hellish for Saddam’s ghost. Don’t worry, there’s a plan for that!
Okay, a lot of people like “Spongebob Squarepants”; there’s a reason it ran pretty solidly from 1999 to 2015. But trying to absorb all of it in one sitting would be… difficult. There’s the old Viewing Room in Hell, with the stone chair and giant screen right in front. We’ve seen it before when Private Alvarez, 75 years in the future, died and had to watch all the old SHARP PowerPoint lectures he managed to skip out on in life. Saddam was busy before he got to oversee his Jihad unit in battle.
In other, real-world news I will run this comic today, and post another comic next Monday. I’ll return to a regular posting Schedule in time for the Thanksgiving Thursday special. Thanksgiving, of course, is a holiday focused on family and togetherness, and my mom always loved Thanksgiving and seeing everyone else– people usually spread all over the western states of America and not readily available for casual visits. We’ll hold a private ceremony on that day with everyone gathered.
So for me it is kind of a point of pride to have something fun on Thanksgiving Day instead of just being somber. The comic I have in mind is, of course, reflective of family and the past, so it is somewhat appropriate. I’ve been going through my mom’s house and cleaning things out, finding old photographs and memories and things that have actually made me smile in the warmth of good memories. There’s some melancholy there too, of course, but mostly I am surrounded my thoughts of a life well lived.
It’s been a hell of a year. Right now I feel like I want to take everyone near & dear to me and wrap them in multiple layers of bubble wrap and not let anyone out of the house. Appreciate the people in your life and have a good week, and take care of each other. The bulk of my readers are veterans and their families, and we know how to watch each others’ backs. Let’s do that especially as we enter the holiday season.