>Half Off

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Alison signed up for cable in her new home last night. She does not get half off, but they did agree to install for free. She also added a DVR. Of course. Why would you get all those shows if you could not arrange viewing time yourself? She looked at TiVo, but it is a bit pricey…at least up front. It also requires a constant internet connection. I do like their features, though.

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>PC Politics

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After yesterday’s comic strip, I thought about the potential issues with a political discussion in the office. What might happen if HR prevented overt comments about politics or the election process? I do not like that it took so many words to convey what I was after. So, I had to make the guys smaller to fit the back and forth dialog.

>Primaries

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I hope each of you voted in a party primary yesterday. Which part does not matter. We should all take the time to exercise this right and privilege granted to us. As I was thinking about this, I spoke to a colleague and the comments in panel 3 occurred to me. I then created the other panels just to support the Republican’t and Democrap titles.

>Swag Bag

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I am presuming that all my readers know what a swag bag is. You hear about celebrities getting them at award ceremonies. Often, companies provide some marketing swag when you attend one of their presentations. That is the context for today’s CoV. My twist is that I use the word to refer only to the bag itself, which upsets Mr. Green. In panel four, I then had to find another word which implies one thing, but can also be interpreted more narrowly.

>Intolerant

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Sometimes, you’ve just got to go with a pun. I could not find any relevant political or workplace vagaries to lampoon, so I looked back through my ideas folder and found this. I debated adding someone saying I’m soy instead of I’m sorry, but it didn’t really fit. I did add in one milk reference.

>Egg Recall

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There was no way I could let this massive egg recall pass without cracking some jokes about it. I started writing the strip without knowing how I would end it. I thought of scrambling first and decided to use ways of cooking eggs for Mr. Blue. Then, as I was writing Mr. Green’s responses, more traditional puns seemed appropriate. Personally, I liked using omelet for “I’m going to let” the best.

>Driving Blind

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How could you not know that I would follow-up a cartoon about covering one eye with one about covering both? While I chose to make a comment about people driving like they were blind, that was not where I thought I would go when I started writing today’s CoV. I was planning to have Mr. Blue say that all that talking was making Mr. Green’s mouth twitch and have him place a patch over Mr. Green’s mouth. Then, Mr. G would mumble the line about not seeing that coming. However, once Mr. G mentioned he had driven himself in to work, the social comment seemed more clever.

For the title of the comic, I tried to find a play on words similar to Driving Ms. Daisy, but nothing obvious came to mind.