Today’s strip is also titled “Newspaper Punchline #2” … I’ll try not to make it a habit.
You know, quite honestly, I’m really not all that sad for lighting bolts. Sure, they don’t get to hang out long, but I bet there’s a trade-off. I bet lightning bolts know a whole bunch of shit about the universe that we don’t. And they didn’t even have to work for it. They’re here for like a split second, and in that time they’re all ‘oh, so that’s how you achieve perpetual motion’. But then they’re gone, and they don’t even try to tell us about any of that stuff. Lightning is actually kind of a jerk, if you think about it.
I don’t advise that you think about it.