Blog - The Benefits of Low Standards:

by Kevin
Sun, Jan 30, 2011


There is a local barbecue restaurant, Acme Barbecue, which I find myself fixated with of late. Over the course of the last couple of months, I’ve slowly been working my way through various items on the menu, and although everything is fantastic, I have yet to find anything better than their chicken quarter in naked seasoning. Not only is the food good, but the prices are fantastic. I’m able to get an entire meal for approximately $4. At that point, it barely makes sense to cook my own meals anymore.

My job is about a 15-20 minute drive from Acme, and we get an hour for lunch. Management where I work are sticklers on punctuality, but I’m willing to risk my livelihood at least once a week to stop by and acquire some of their delicious food for my midday sustenance. At this point, my career is merely a means to an end: currency which I may then use in exchange for more Acme.

So what is a person to do when their innards can simply contain no more barbecue and they must cease eating? Well, if they happen to be half of the creative team on Sunday Smash, they write a comic about it. My thought process was trying to invent a circumstance wherein I would no longer be able to eat food from the establishment, and although the scenario depicted in the comic today is a grisly one, I still doubt even this could bring an end to my obsession.

Thank you yet again to Emrys Smith for his invaluable assistance in the scripting of this week’s comic. Well done, sir.