Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for January 21, 2004
"What's wrong with my trash-talking? A kid just busted on me, and the only comeback I could think of was.. 'Oh, YEAH?'" "My mind is a BLANK out there!" "But at least you can still PLAY, right?" "I can't play ball without talking smack! That's like Samson without his hair! Popeye without his spinach! Moe and Larry without Curly!" "Sooner or later, it always comes back to the Three Stooges." "I like Shemp!"