Monday July 16, 2001
Numerological Note: If you take the numbers in today's strip and combine them correctly, you arrive at a very interesting number.
  1. Subtract seventy-five from ninety-five.
  2. Multiply that by eighty
  3. Divide that by the number of panels in the strip.
You should have come up with the number 400, which is the number of days that Schlock Mercenary has been running, uninterrupted. Go out right now and tell one of your friends how clever I am. My plans to take over the world hinge upon the popularity of this strip...
Book 1: The Tub of Happiness
Interrogation Interruption

Transcript

Gasht'g'd'g'tang:The escapee is being controlled by an artificial intelligence, and has some sort of biological weapons system our scans missed. We have reason to believe he will try an abomination-gated escape.
Gasht'g'd'g'tang:Also, we failed to interrogate the AI, and would like to examine these weapons.
F'sherl Guards:You want to capture him alive, Master G'tang?
Gasht'g'd'g'tang:No. Just mostly intact.
F'sherl Guards:Seventy-five percent?
Gasht'g'd'g'tang:No less than eighty, please.
Narrator:If they were hunting me, i'd hold out for ninety-five.
Footnote:Numerological Note: If you take the numbers in today's strip and combine them correctly, you arrive at a very interesting number. 1. Subtract seventy-five from ninety-five. 2. Multiply that by eighty 3. Divide that by the number of panels in the strip. You should have come up with the number 400, which is the number of days that Schlock Mercenary has been running, uninterrupted. Go out right now and tell one of your friends how clever I am. My plans to take over the world hinge upon the popularity of this strip...