New strip. I'm sure the nice people at Friendster thought they were being helpful with their little birthday reminder cupcakes on the home page, but after discussing the issue with a number of people I think it's fair to say that any convenience is heavily outweighed by the shame of constantly being confronted with the birthdays of people you don't keep in touch with as much as you should. This is particularly true for Friendster whores like me who have 100+ friends in their lists, and are constantly lusting for more. There are good ways to lust after your friends and bad ways, but mostly bad ways.
So, to all my Friendster friends whose birthdays have gone by unnoticed by me, I apologize. I also apologize for not being more creative with the Photoshoppery in my comic strip-based apology. And Jason and Chang, if you'd like to sue me for infringing your right of publicity, let me know and I'll send you my address.
Happy Birthday, everybody.
P.S. I've been agonizing over this decision for weeks now, so I present it to you, my loyal fans. The question is this: Should I buy an iPod?