About 15 to 20 years ago when Yngwie Malmsteen came to town, a local radio station that was promoting the show absolutely butchered the pronunciation of his name during a promo. They called him “Wing-nut” over the air. It was hysterical. That name always stuck with and one day while joking with my friend Mike, he added the last name of “Bobsled”. And that is how “Shakes” got his name in today’s strip.