I remember when I originally posted this strip all those aeons ago, I got a lot of grief from people about those damn balloons. People were pointing out that there’s no way that the balloons could float, unless Orneryboy could breathe helium. The thing is, it never even occurred to me that the balloons were floating — I just stuck them there as though he’d taped them to the wall. Clearly I don’t give these things enough thought.
Like, how about the fact that Orneryboy had only been upstairs for a moment, yet he had somehow already managed to paint a banner and inflate five balloons, and was well into his sixth balloon…?