(First off, DC-area people should look for me (and my books) at tables E10 and E11 this weekend at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD!)
Once again, I went to bed last night before the update happened - and once again doing so meant not being around to do comic work when it was needed! There is a bonus companion joke to today's comic, and you can see it by voting for Precocious on Top Webcomics!
This started out as a the alt text joke, but mirroring Bud's speech is part of the humor, so I had half of this comic already done! Why not go ahead and finish it? The master recruiter would have wanted it that way.