There’s almost no punchline here. Thomas Gray seriously just wrote a poem for a friend called “Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat: Drowned in a Tub of Goldfishes.” I really could’ve just typed that into a single word balloon and called it a day. The funniest thing here is that I went from a strip about a very serious topic like slavery in the 1700′s to a strip about a rich dilettante’s dead cat. That’s pretty much Lit Brick in a nutshell.
I leave you with this: