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February 20, 2013

#1176: Those Not Present

Those Not Present

Every time someone says something negative about a person who’s not in the room, I scoot my chair back a few inches.

[[We see four figures sitting around on a table, talking and drinking. Figure 4 is scooting his chair back.]]

Figure 1: He’s not so bad, but his friends…

«Scoot scoot»

[[Figure 4 us now quite a way away from the table.]]

Figure 3: … His band is never gonna take off if…

«Scoot scoot>

[[The table is now out of view from the left side of the panel. Three more figures are sitting on the floor to the right, with drinks and talking.]]

Offscreen from the table: Yeah, his sister is even weirder. Did you see she had…

«Scoot scoot>

Figure 7: … And there’s a video, but it’s blurry…

[[Figure 4 is now up to the new group. He leans back over his chair.]]

Figure 4: What’re you talking about?

Figure 5: Giant squid!

Figure 4: Mind if I join you?