Sadly, the television my dad “gave” me that inspiredย this strip from a few weeks back, had a glitch similar to the one that plagues jefbot in today’s comic. Basically, a couple of thin blue lines appeared on the right side of the screen once i set the TV up, lines which I couldn’t help but stare at. I watched an episode of Life on the Discovery Channel and couldn’t avert my gaze from those lines, even as spectacular high-def visuals, showcasing the complicated splendor of the Insect Kingdom, were going on behind them. That’s the last time I used the television, and the reason why I haven’t watched any movies or television shows, or played any video games on it, since.

Obviously, I’m going to have to take the set in for repairs. My dad said he’d pay for the fixes, but I wouldn’t feel right about that. Then again, if I’m only “borrowing” the TV set for 6-12 months…