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Fun fact! The last panel in today's strip features what may be the only reference to the original arc from this story's first incarnation. Spotty and (for those keeping score) the duo of Gerry and Oswald (who later become intergalactic talk shows hosts, before Gerry becomes locked up in an asylum, which even more fun fact! is also the immediate fate for Dorothy Gale in the little-seen Return to Oz, which is otherwise a lot of fun and far more faithful to the original L. Frank Baum material than the Judy Garland movie everyone loves) are the only survivors of this shameless ripoff of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which famously features Earth being destroyed to make way for a new highway (the title was in fact Dictator's Pride of the Galaxy; and this is why it was a very good thing that the story remained a work in progress for nearly two decades); in the story Spotty has deemed Earth unworthy of continuing to exist in his realm, and so he has had it weeded. And now you know more than you wanted to know.