General Protection Fault: Surreptitious Machinations

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Judge from Help Desk is © Copyright 2002, Christopher B. Wright. Used with permission.

[Comic for Sunday, March 3, 2002]


[[Court is back in session.]]
Judge: The defense may call its first witness...
Maddie: The defense calls the Defendant, Mr. Barker, to the stand.

[[Maddie & Fooker whisper]]
Maddie: Do NOT screw this up...
Fooker: You say that like you EXPECT me to...
Maddie: I DO.

[[On the witness stand.]]
Maddie: Mr. Barker, where were you on the night the mall attacks occurred?
Fooker: I was out of town. My friends picked me up from the airport the next day.

Maddie: The airport? I take it then, you were a considerable distance from the mall? And that you could not have been present during the attacks?
Fooker: Yes.

Maddie: Do you have any idea who the man in the mall video may be, then?
Fooker: If I didn't know any better, I'd say it was me...
Maddie thinks: And there it is...

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