I don’t know how many of you read Troy’s Bucket, but if you don’t, you should. They’ve got a great joke about Monsters, Inc. I wish I would have thought of.

Regardless, Beaner has made the suggestion of a locals-only get together of fans of his strip and our humble operation. By local, he means West Des Moines, Iowa.

Beaner says he’s gotten a few e-mails from other locals commenting on the strip. What I want to know is, WHY AM I NOT GETTING SUPPORT FROM THE HOMETOWN CROWD? Seriously, I haven’t gotten any e-mail from anyone in West Des Moines or even Iowa for that matter.

So for the two of you out there that read this strip, get on it.

On a more serious note, for those of you who read Theater Hopper and are from West Des Moines, how interested are you in having a little get-together like Beaner suggests? I just don’t want to go down to Limey’s and be the only one there you know.

And while we’re on the subject of West Des Moines boy-done-good, when is a certain successful cartoonist going to give me a shout-out in one of his news posts? Beaner got a plug. Where’s the love for Tommy?