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Greetings from Houston.

We haven’t had a chance to setup the WAH World Tour 2009 booth yet, but we’re working on it. I think we may have forgotten a screwdriver. Luckily there’s a bar across the street.

I’d like to take a moment to show you the lengths I am willing to go through to bring you Woody After Hours five days a week and more or less on time. As I reported on Monday, my laptop is failing. The screen only displays the white light that some people claim seeing on their deathbeds before ascending to the afterlife.

The obvious solution would have been to skip updating this week and next week until my laptop was repaired. But it is my job to entertain you, not to make you suffer. (Although that screwdriver joke could arguably fall in the latter category.)

Instead, I decided to customize an external 15” LCD monitor and bring it on the Tour. Here is the result:

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Yes, it was heavy lugging it across ten states. Yes, airport security pulled it over and ran some tests on it to make sure it wasn’t a WMD. Yes, I drink a lot of Diet Coke. But I do it all of this for you.

Finally, the feedback from Monday’s strip can be summed up in four words: “I don’t get it.” After half listening and thinking about cabon tetrachloride for a while, I have concluded that the blame for not getting it can be shared 50/50 between the handsome people that create the comic and the rest of you. We’ll try to do better. And I know that you’ll try harder too. Hopefully starting with today’s strip. It should look familiar.

– Ben