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No. 940: The Gift of Embarassing Clairvoyance

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The Gift of Embarassing Clairvoyance

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Strip by: Treehugger

Jon: {with a dinner plate stuck on his face} I'm watching television with a cat.
Jon: {watching television with Garfield} My head is stuck in a wastebasket.
Jon: {with head stuck in a wastebasket} I have gum and a potted plant stuck on my head.
Jon: {with gum and a potted plant stuck on his head} I glued a blender to my face.
Jon: {with blender glued to his face} I've got a bat stuck in my hair!
Jon: {a bat stuck in his hair} Bees!

The author writes:

I wanted to show Jon's gift of pointing out the blindingly obvious - and failing. But then I realised that it would make more sense for Jon to anticipate the next humiliating predicament he was going to face (and suffer through). The horrifying consequence is that Jon will not only anticipate the next disaster, he also knows that when it strikes, he will suffer through the embarrassment of the cruel joke fate will play him thereafter, and the parade of pratfalls will never end. The Jon of this comic has achieved immortality - through an interminable series of humorous humiliations. O God, what have I done?

Original strips: 2002-02-01, 2008-04-26, 1992-08-29, 1993-04-02, 1995-12-05, 1997-08-21, 1999-08-15.