Originally this strip would have published the same day as this Dumbing of Age strip, but then DoA strips got shuffled forward ‘cuz of the introduction of weekend updates, and back then I thought it added a little more foreboding and I added a note about it here, but oh wells.  Stuff happens.  

This may be the most depressing comic strip to heavily feature Taco Bell.  At least until Funky Winkerbean gets around to that kinda product placement, anyway.