When I was a boy and young man, I was what was then known as “skinny.” Somewhere along the way, I became “pudgy.” At some point, I must’ve passed through “buff,” but I don’t remember it. Today, my weight has returned to what’s considered acceptable, but I’m far from an impressive physical specimen. I guess “buff” requires more than the presence or absence of belly fat. Today’s old strip is from 2004, and begins a pretty good week of gags. March 1 was on a Monday that year, too. OK, so some days there isn’t much to talk about.