I asked Ophelia about this, and she expressed something of a preference for someone who doesn’t play basketball. I said that I didn’t understand, and she explained that she might not do well on Sheila’s team. I hoped to get more information, but she politely ended the conversation, so now I’m left wondering…

This strip was partially underwritten by a fan calling himself Ambrose Bierce, after the author of The Devil’s Dictionary. As this strip is being posted near to the Christmas holiday, and the associated feasting of such celebrations, he has asked me to refer to Bierce’s definition of a glutton: “A person who escapes the evils of moderation by committing dyspepsia.” Let’s all eat safely out there.

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