Commentary from July 16, 2002
At this point, the swearing friend had achieved his legendary status, and my IRC chats went along the lines of the group of us trying to come up with good swearing friend lines. Corey Lewis had the best one, “You fuck cows in retrospect” which didn’t appear until #034. Corey was quite pissed with me for not using it in this one. I did, however, use MY best line, which appears in the last panel of the comic. “OCAD” was the channel name where these discussions took place.
The third panel with the text in the background was an experiment for me. It was supposed to show that all that crap talk was on his mind and hindering his performance. I don’t know whether or not it actually worked, though no one ever complained.