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Here’s Where I Trade On Accumulated Goodwill

There may be irregular or absent posts this week, and maybe the one after.

Yesterday, one of my brothers and one of my sisters were in a really bad auto accident. Thing #1 I never need to hear again: “The orthopedic surgeon and the neurosurgeon are trying to figure out which one should operate first.”

They’re both receiving excellent care, but they’re also both looking at multiple surgeries and my free hours are probably going to be more attuned to progress reports and hospital visits than internet laugh-chuckles. If anything big in webcomics happens, I’m confident that Xaviar, Marshall Willenholly, the War Moth, Dirk, Heidi, or The Spurge will have the scoop.

But I will say this in lieu of the proper review it deserves: Kean Soo’s new Jellaby: Monster in the City was a goddamn sanity-saver for me today and you should go get a copy.

Thank you for your kind indulgence. And wear your fucking seatbelt.

I hope everything turns out OK.

As someone who survived an accident with a semi, I can related. They’re definitely in my thoughts! Best wishes, Gary! We’ll be here when you get back. Family comes first. <3

You and yours are in my prayers tonight, Gary. And me and mine are wearing our seatbelts always.

Horrible. My best wishes to them and to you.

Good luck to your siblings and to you. Hope things go as well as possible. And I do make sure everyone wears their seatbelt.

Speaking as a normally anonymous reader, I also hope they are okay.

Sending positive thoughts to you and yours!


We’re keeping your siblings in our thoughts. Best wishes.

Fingers crossed from over here.

OMG, I’m so sorry to read that! Fingers crossed on this end, also.

Please be sure to let us know how things are going. We enjoy reading your good words every day, so give us a chance to return what we can by worrying (and hopefully celebrating complete recoveries!) along with you.

Hi to all. Gary’s wife here. After reading all these kind comments, I just wanted to chime in and say thanks for the good wishes. It means a lot and I know Gary appreciates it.

Oh no! Good thoughts and best wishes for them, both now and in the weeks to come.

Another lurker keeping you and yours in my thoughts here.

So scary. Healing thoughts from our family to yours.

I hope everything turns out okay! Good thing about internet funnies, they’ll always wait while more important things need attention. Best wishes to youyour family, Mr. Tyrrell.

My condolences to you and your family Gary. May they all heal well and good.

That’s horrible news. I really hope everyone pulls through. My thoughts will be with you.

Oh no, Gary. My prayers and thoughts are with your family. I hope it turns out all right.

Best wishes to you and your family.

I hope they recover, Gary! They will be in my dirty atheist prayers.

For Heaven’s sake, take off as much time as you need, Gary. We’ll be here whenever you get back.

Warmest wishes to your brother and sister for a successful recovery period.


I heard an interview with a highway paramedic who said “In 40 years on the job, I’ve never had to unbuckle a dead man.”

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