• Cal: "Have a good Halloween?" Skip, holding his bag and looking grumpy: "No! I just got a bunch of candy!"
    • Cal: "What's wrong with candy?" Skip: "Watch." He holds a piece of candy out in front of him.
    • Zoom out. The piece of candy falls from Skip's paws in the tree, and bounces harmlessly of a passing student's head with a little "bop!" The student looks confused but undisturbed.
    • Skip, grumpy: "See? No 'CLUNK'!" Cal: "Oh."

    November 3, 2010 (published) / October 24, 2012 (posted here)

    Well, this timing is nice. As we approach Halloween of 2012, let us reflect on Skip's usage of candy in 2010. When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail, etc. I guess neither of those prominent teeth are sweet ones.

    This work originally appeared in the Cardinal Courier, the award-winning student-run newspaper at St. John Fisher College, between 2007 and 2011.