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"Mad as a glass herring" is one of the best phrases I ever came up with, and I want the world to acknowledge it and validate me. Thanks you.

In the second panel, you can tell I just made the background shapes by tracing my French curves. I never did figure out how to use French curves correctly.

A Cosper (queenofzan) says: There's a correct way to use a French curve? Huh.
Leon Arnott (l) says: Oh, those hatless scientists, my word. I'd still like to know what miracle is keeping everybody's spectacles from suffering the same fate, though.
Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

(TUNE: "The Lonely Goatherd" from "The Sound of Music" by Rodgers & Hammerstein)

Mad as a herring made of glass, they're
Soldiers of the rebel army, come for war!
Fetching and blonde and full of brass, they're
Soldiers of the rebel Martian corps!

Chris Brunner (cjbrunner) says: For your most excellent phrase, you are hereby acknowledged and validated, Sarge.
Bart Janssens (blackcatmoebius) says: Consider youself acknowledged and validated, in that I just registered to say so.  That whole exchange (panels 4 and 5) is one of my favorite moments in all of Narbonic - and a large part of the reason I'd love to see the Victorian storyline in print. 
John Wells (johnwwells) says: See, I thought "mad as a glass herring" was a real period expression. So you suckered me in, at least.
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