In honor of the start of baseball season, aka “the playoffs,” here are two real oldies from 1990, featuring young Gene. As you probably know by now, there’s a bit of weirdness going on in the current Arlo & Janis. Sometimes, I just have to get a little weird, especially when things are in a bit of a rut. It seems to help. Some readers hate these flights of fancy, and others enjoy them. I’ll just say, I hope you’re enjoying the week-long take on cats. I had meant to give credit where credit is due within the strip itself, but deadlines and the usual last-minute discombobulation overtook me. Much but not all of the information I used in the cat strips came from the excellent two-part episode “The Story of Cats,” from the long-running Nature program on PBS. I hope they don’t mind.