This was an actual conversation that my brother (the Official Writer of Same Apartment) had one day, around a year or two ago. The details are the same anyway. I think I started auditions for a new writer soon after. Something like that. He didn’t spontaneously combust like so many Fergfaces, but we were laughing at this ludicrous argument that transpired. And so like this Popeye discussion before it, it landed in the comic.
btw, it’s amazing what a difference white borders makes.