No, I don’t know why Dave thinks 1980s cops are more dangerous than regular cops. It probably comes from having spent most of that decade watching TV.
“Everybody’s Got the Right to Their Dreams” is a number from the Stephen Sondheim musical Assassins. Sometimes I’ll go to really ridiculous lengths to work this stuff in.
Doing this week of strips with the multiple time jumps was fun, but it was hard to write gags for it. This midweek lull works moderately well.
It’s a good thing Dave is enough of a nerd that this stuff makes sense to him.
Man, everyone gets mad at Dave real fast. I probably should have built that up more gradually.
I don’t know if getting abused by women is a defining feature of Dave’s life and character, as this plotline would seem to imply. It does happen to him a lot, though.
Yeah, I’m quoting the “Star Trek” movies. Because I am a giant nerd.
I had to avoid showing Dave’s face in the last panel to set up a joke in Monday’s strip. It worked out better with just his fist anyway.