think I can say it starts getting better after this
strip. I include the crap to show a progression, or
evolution, if there is to be one.
I've been told this
"joke" requires explanation. When the fish says,
"Something's not right," you're supposed to think
that the fact that there's a fish protruding from a
man's ears is what's "not right." In the last panel,
the fish reveals that what was wrong was that he was
facing the "wrong" direction. As for the middle panel, the
guy wakes up briefly as the fish shifts his body
around. He is completely oblivious to the presence
of the fish. The middle panel could easily have been
cut from the strip. Ideally, all of the
panels should be cut from this strip.