Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Mark Trail and frostbite

[Mark Trail, December 29, 1996.]

Mark Trail is helping the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with tips on preventing and treating frostbite.

I don’t know who’s camping with Mark. Rusty (who became Mark’s adopted son) entered the strip in 1999. Whoever the unidentified companion is, I like his guarded enthusiasm: “sort of fun.” Shoveling snow is sort of fun too. It’s kind of fun, sort of, in a way.

Okay, it’s not really fun. It is not fun at all.

Good fortune to all who must shovel, including me.

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comments: 2

Fresca said...

Why isn't Mark dressed in plaid? Doesn't he know plaid is warmer? And hasn't he read his Proust?

Michael Leddy said...

Ha! What I esp. like is the color coordination: aqua pants, magenta hat and jacket. Hard to find those colors in a plaid.