The interweb’s most exhaustive list of cures obviously mentions fright and laughter. It also includes farting, hotpockets, masturbation, and swift punches to the gut. Note: masturbation seems only to cure women. Who’s the lucky scientist who gets to study that phenomenon?
Even though I used “hiccups” in the comic proper to avoid needless confusion, “hiccoughs” is the far cooler spelling. In the land of crazy english pronunciation, “-ough” is king. I thought through-and-through that the tough-guy would have fought thoroughly, though due to a cough and the hiccoughs, he failed at throwing the nerd from the bough into the slough. Who’s got better examples?
A few strips back, we claimed innocence, but today we very well may be racist. We’ll let you decide. Personally, I blame my friend Wes whose joke was too good not to steal. If you come back next time, I promise to replace all racism with adorable babies. And sexism.