Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for August 25, 2009
Nate says, "Back-To-School shopping? I hate back-to-school shopping!" Dad says, "You need new pants, and there are some good sales at the mall." Nate says, "Well, let's make it quick, then! We'll zip in, buy pants, and zip out! Okay, Dad?" Nate says, "Okay? Dad?" Ellen says, "Ready to go!" Dad says, "I'm packing us some water and trail mix."
That machine in the background of the first panel disappeared