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(Jon sez:)

Your Writer: Jon Kilgannon I received a multitude of replies to my question about where you folks live, and I've broken them down by continent and country. Unsurprisingly, the largest group of readers is from North America, specifically from the United States.

We also have large concentrations of readers in England, Germany, The Netherlands, Canada, and Scandinavia. Every inhabited continent is represented except for South America, and since I remember receiving an email from a reader there about a year ago, that gives us a clean sweep of the planet.

Thanks to everyone who wrote in! You guys are the best.

South Africa

  • Derek Dubery from Johannesburg


  • Lejre
  • Roskilde, Sjælland (20 miles west of Copenhagen)


  • Two readers reported in from the capital, of Finland, Helsinki.


  • The mountains surrounding Grenoble.


  • Münster, Nordrhein-Westphalen
  • Aachen, Nordrhein-Westphalen
  • Saarlouis, Saarland
  • Niederwalgern, Hesse
  • Braunschweig, Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)

The Netherlands

  • Groningen, Groningen Province
  • Veldhoven, Limburg
  • Eindhoven, North-Brabant
  • Utrecht Province
  • Delft, Zuid-Holland


  • Bergen, on the west coast of the country.


  • Pamplona, Navarra


  • Malmö
  • Stockholm
  • Karlstad

United Kingdom

  • Keir Mark Cooke from Sandiacre, Nottinghamshire
  • Woody from Teeside, North East England
  • Devon.
  • Manchester
  • Downham Market, Norfolk
  • Harrogate, North Yorkshire
  • Worthing, West Sussex
  • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire


  • Australia. (That's all the information I received. Perhaps he's widely traveled within the country.)


  • Camp Al Taqqadum, Fallujah, Iraq


  • Kyoto
  • Ina


  • Camp Doha, Kuwait City, Kuwait


  • Singapore


  • Taipei

North America

  • Tyler Montbriand from Regina, Saskatchewan ("a wonderful place to live, if you're wheat or you hate Daylight Savings Time.")
  • Quebec City, Quebec
  • Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • And another fine reader from British Columbia, Canada


  • Guadalajara, Jalisco

United States

  • Jeremiah Lewis from Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Paul Zimmerle from Mission Viejo, California
  • Christopher from Moreno Valley, California
  • Kelli from Davie, Florida
  • Mylz Murdock from Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii. ("The furthest you can get from any large land-mass and be on land.")
  • Peter Williams from Greenfield, Massachusetts
  • Tili from Newton, Massachusetts (a suburb of Boston)
  • Jeff Dahl from Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Santa Clarita, California
  • Boulder County, Colorado
  • Lafayette, Colorado
  • Atlanta, Georgia ("From inside Home Depot HQ" - for our international readers, this is a large chain of hardware stores)
  • Orange Park, Florida
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Medinah, Illinois
  • Bloomington, Indiana
  • Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Dublin, Ohio
  • Norman, Oklahoma
  • Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Greer, South Carolina
  • Denton, Texas
  • Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas ("Why yes, I am a rocket scientist!")
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Roanoke, Virginia
  • One migratory reader transits between Vincentown, New Jersey, and Cedarville, Ohio

World Travelers

  • Epernay, France to Oklahoma, USA to Fukuoka, Japan
  • Shanghai, China to Georgia, USA
(Mark sez:)

Your Artist: Mark Sachs I went back and un-did the idea of captioning the "present" and "past" sections of the comic. Down the memory hole with it!

Look closely and you'll notice something surprising about today's comic. Namely, it's not raining on Venus! This is an extraordinarily rare event, only seen once before in all of MoS. As a side note, here's two interesting facts about Venusian architecture: a) structures close to the waterfront, such as those skyscrapers, are intentionally shaped like a ship's keel in order to divert the energy of incoming tsunamis and tidal waves around them. b) many other structures, such as the Banque Gauche restaurant, are built like fortresses in order to divert the energy of civil unrest around them. Make of that what you will.