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#833: Pride and Prejudice, Part Two

August 8, 2013

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #826: Now That You Mention It; #827: Go Cry on Somebody Else’s Shoulder; #828: Let Me In; #829: Sense and Sensibility, Part One; #830: Sense and Sensibility, Part Two; #831: Sense and Sensibility, Part Three; #832: Pride and Prejudice, Part One

Those of you who don’t get Jason’s line in the first panel haven’t seen Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing. Here’s a clip from the film, although since it’s pretty much the very end of the movie, so maybe do yourself a favor and watch the whole flick; it’s — arguably — one of the most important films of the 1980’s.

(There’s another line from a film in the last panel. If you don’t know that one, I’m sure someone will explain it to you in the comments while I shake my head gently.)

That does it for this arc. We’re going to jump forward in time slightly for next week. See you Monday!


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