I know it’s Friday, but I’m going to begin a little sequence of cartoons from 2002 and run it through the weekend. There is, near the end, a bit of a surprise pay-off for followers of this blog. Janis was going through yet another weird-hair iteration, you’ll notice. Speaking of the weekend, it’s the final one before Christmas in case you didn’t know. They’re forecasting the warmest Christmas Day on record here and just about everywhere in the U.S. east of the Rocky Mountains. Long-term aspects aside, I’m about ready for a milder winter myself. The past two or three might not have been brutal, but they set in early, seldom moderated and stayed late.