Like Calvin said, the best principle is "Look out for number one."

This isn't a New Years resolution or anything like that. It's just the inescapable conclusion at which every thinking person eventually arrives. It's not selfish or narcissistic, it's just the realization that it is impossible to please everyone all the time and that you will go absolutely bat-shit insane if you try.

Over the holidays, my siblings and I were watching a bunch of 30 Rock episodes via Netflix, and after about 5 or 6 episodes my older brother suggested we watch something else. I believe his exact words were, "It's funny, but it's like, we've seen it." Well, no, they're different fucking episodes. So you haven't seen them, good sir.

I started flipping through the other titles that I had put in my queue, and between the 4 of us we could not come to decision. My frustration expanded to the point that I was starting to get that old controller-chucking feeling again. Slowly, it dawned on me that it was within my limited powers to immediately stop the argument. I selected an episode (that I had already seen) of the new Dr. Who, telling them that it was funny.

It was not. But it's a classic episode and I enjoy watching it.

The moral of this yarn is the moral of today's strip; Do it like you like it. No matter what I had chosen to watch, at least one person in the room was going to be unhappy with that decision, and therefore unhappy with me. I certainly didn't want me to be unhappy with me, so I did what I had to do.

I hasten to add that you can't just go around doing only what you want at the immense expense of others. Common sense will tell you when to hold your ground and when to fold it.

We're tweaking the design of the site, just a little, so that we can throw some focus on our newest feature: You can now buy 8x10 prints of your favorite Crooked Gremlins comics!  Also, I'm a designer by nature, which means that I'm never really "finished" with any design that I do. I guess it's a good thing that we have deadlines set for the comic.

We plan on adding more to the store in the near future, and we'll roll out each product in a suitable fashion.