Yeah, most big steps forward in communication had to overcome a certain lack of understanding of their full potential at first. And even shouting the morse code was a huge improvement, after all – but since our friends had to admit their shameful disrespect of physics, anyway, they went for the full monty. So now the mysterious message is out in the open – and it is… >_> <_< >_> <_< >_> <_< mysterious. With this whole sequence already being a feast for the connoiseur of impossible physics, I can not help but point out a particularly tasty morsel: in the third panel from the bottom, Zorba actually shouts a moment of silence. You don't not hear that every day. The Professor is understandably reluctant and somewhat bashful that he allowed himself to get roped into giving up on physics as far as underwater communications are concerned. If his students were to get wind of this, they would demand he use the same lax approach to the physics presented in term papers, and that just wouldn't do. Lillytown U's academic standing is clouded enough as it is. But can our friends trust their mysterious oponent's invitation? In fact, is there any chance at this point that they do the obviously reasonable thing and not accept it? No. More on Thursday.