Double the vision, double the fun! – Chap. 5, Act 3, Strip 27

So sad. Looks like the mental strain has finally really started to get to the Professor, as he’s seeing double, all of a sudden. I guess it had to happen, sooner or later. The strain must have been considerable, all that responsibility for the future of humanity, the terrible threat posed by Dr. Dutchman Fu’s nefarious designs, not knowing whether the other team succeeded, or even is alive. Plus the strain of having finally done all of his back-logged grading, but not yet knowing how the Dean will react to a 98.9 percent failure rate.

Well, and I guess the alcohol didn’t help, but I don’t think that it really was at the root of the problem. He only drank it for medical reasons, of course, and for warmth while camping out at the foot of the mountain six or more times higher than Silhouette Mountain. Still, he’s probably right to abstain for a while, at least until his vision is back to normal – seeing double he can probably deal with, but if he’d start seeing quadruple, it would be a real problem.

More on Thursday.

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