B.C. Comic Strip. (2/21/93) By Johnny Hart.
Frame 1. [Red-haired guy is sitting on a rock on a beach with the
ocean in the background. There are some clouds and birds in the
sky. Blonde-haired guy is sitting on a slightly smaller rock, with
his back turned to the red-haried guy.]
Red-haired guy: I believe we were put here for a purpose.
Blonde-haired guy: Nonsense...
Frame 2. [Now the figures are represented as a silhouette. The
figures have turned their heads towards each other. The sea is
still visible in the background. The clouds and birds are absent.]
Blonde-haired guy: We're here simply because we survived.
Frame 3. [This is a close-up shot of the two men facing each other.
Only their heads and a bit of their upper torsos are in the frame.]
Red-haired guy: Survived what?
Blonde-haired guy: Why, the `Big Swamp,' of course!
Frame 4. [The red-haired guy is still sitting on his rock, with his
head turned. The blonde-haired guy has stood up, and his arms
Red-haired guy: You think we came out of a swamp?
Blonde-haired guy: Certainly! Look around you--nothin' but slimeballs!
Frame 5. [The shot is zoomed in to the red-haired guy, who is sitting
on his rock with a perplexed look on his face.]
Red-haired guy: (he thinks to himself) Now that you mention it...
Frame 6. [Again, the ocean is visible in the background. The red-haired
guy has once again turned his head towards the blonde-haired guy, who
is still standing. His arms have dropped to his side.
Red-haired guy: Ok, how do you explain love?
Blonde-haired guy: Give it up, kid-- if we aren't here to survive--
we wouldn't have survived to *BE* here!
Frame 7. [The red-haired guy is turned towards us, the readers, but
he is still sitting on the rock, feet dangling. The blonde-haired
guy is strolling down the beach in the background.]
Red-haired guy: Lousy logic is a lot more palatable if you sloganize it.