It is all in how you say something, which is a tactic I learned during the seven minutes I stayed awake during my public relations class in college. Living in Michigan’s capital city means I probably hear more spin than the average Michigan bear, and it is always hilarious. I heard a new one recently: unhire.
As in, “Oh, we had to unhire What’s-His-Face after he spent all of our printer paper budget on Chuck E. Cheese tokens.”
Not fired, no. Not terminated. Unhired.
Back to back weddings over the weekend (one Christian, one Jewish) left me scrambling to finish this comic on Sunday evening. I would like to thank Daft Punk’s Alive 2007 album for helping keep me awake and running.
As I said on the Twitters:
The first 7 tracks of Daft Punk's Alive 2007 album have helped me finish more comics on time than anything, http://t.co/KPCv2xPF2M
— Daniel J. Hogan (@danieljhogan) June 16, 2014
[[A king stops a peasant on a road. He holds a large money bag and shakes it in front of the peasant. The peasant is pulling a cart full of hay. The sign on the cart says ‘Hey! Hay!’]]
King: Don’t worry, it’s not a road tax, just a user fee!
[[The king stands before a dark, spooky prison as a line of children in chains walk past him. The front of the prison reads Kid Prison.]]
King: Don’t worry, it’s not prison, just a freedom adjustment!
[[The King lays on a chopping block on a platform in front of an angry crowd. The executioner approaches, holding an axe.]]
Crowd, in unison: Don’t worry, it’s just a mortality shift!
Hovertext: Those darn kids didn’t pay their road user fees and had a freedom adjustment to learn their lesson.
Daniel J. Hogan is a geeky cartoonist and writer living in Michigan. Daniel is available for freelance writing and cartooning commissions (Contact Daniel). This post contains affiliate links, unless it doesn't.