Comic - Jack-in-the-Box

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I originally wrote this one around a picture of a completely different jack-in-the-box, but decided it didn't look creepy enough.  Fortunately, my clip art collection, despite containing entirely too many computers with CRT monitors, is fairly robust in its freaky toy offerings, and thus this nightmare fuel.  Why are they always clowns?  Don't answer that.

Today is my Dad's birthday, and I'd like to take this moment to thank him for never buying me a jack-in-the-box that looked like this.  He did, however, buy a computer and, rather than shooing me away from it, started me programming on it at a very young age, which did nothing to stop me from becoming a wussy little nerd - a skill set I am now using to feed my family.  Thanks, Dad.

MRS. SHOEBOX'S ASSESSMENT OF TODAY'S STRIP:  It's "psychotic break" not "psychotic breakdown."  Should I know that?  (I fixed it.)

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02/17/2015 03:19 pm
And of course you MEANT to say "CRT", not "LCD".

Eclectic Lee
02/17/2015 05:09 pm
No, I think he meant LCD. As in, the lack of LCD monitors indicates how no one's making much new clip art. I do, however, think he meant "two," not "too."

02/18/2015 03:50 am
Whoops...fixed, thanks.


Brass Orchid
02/18/2015 09:56 am
I think that the manifested dissociative personality taking the form of a head in a box that pops out at after a predetermined interval may be significant. Who would you say it was that repressed your inner self and forced this situation into existence, Billy? We have already established the link to your formative years in the acceptance of the rote learning games.

Eclectic Lee
02/18/2015 01:49 pm
Okay, was the word "many" there after "too" before or am I having my own psychotic break? (Or maybe just trying to read too much tiny text on my phone.)

Brass Orchid
02/19/2015 10:52 am
@Eclectic Lee;
Everything is the same as it has always been.
You have shifted forward in time to a new perspective.