In this comic, Winslow is following the standard rules governing home invasions and how to handle them. Incidentally, the following rules also work against alien invasions, barbarian invasions, and most invasions of privacy:
1-Reassure your housemates that nothing is wrong, and that “You’ll stop them.”
2-Grab an item from your collection of European pole-arms.
3-Double check to ensure that you did, in fact, grab an item from your collection of European pole-arms and not an item from your collection of canned meats.
4-Stop the home invader(s). Preferably with your European pole-arm.
Do you see where Winslow went wrong? It’s actually a pretty common mistake.
This comic first appeared on Defenestration [link]
on April 16th. Incidentally, the April 2010 issue of Defenestration
went live today. Please check it out: [link]