I think that, in annals of songwriting, one of the all-time stupidest is Bryan Adams’ “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)”. In the song, Mr. Adams names all the things he’d do for his love: lie, die, walk the wire, etc. First of all, who walks on wires for their love? Is this a live wire? It’s an important question.

I understand dying for your love. I’d put myself in front of a bullet to save my wife or kids. No question. But lying? I don’t think so. Not in most cases. I have principles and I happen to think one of the worst things you can do is lie. Not gonna do it. Unless it’s life or death, don’t ask that of me.

Meat Loaf, in his MTV opus “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” is much more realistic. He’s straight up saying, “I love you, but c’mon, there are some things I’m just gonna do. That should be okay. Don’t be a punk.” I’m paraphrasing. Meat Loaf is a romantic, but he’s also a realist. I can get behind that.

So, Tangerine has a choice. Do what the aliens say or the lives of his remaining sons are forfeit. It will be more defined soon enough, but essentially the question is… is Tangerine a Bryan Adams or a Meat Loaf?

Would he do anything? Or won’t he do THAT?

That… thing that shall be revealed soon.

I’m guessing the last panel today’s strip just made a great many of you very, very happy. I don’t claim to understand it, but there you go. By the way, apologies for my lack of participation in the last strip’s comments. You guys had a pretty good discussion without me, but life just took over the past couple of days. Back now, so you should see a few of my thoughts trickle in there soon.