(Strip Number 4912, Original Publication Date, 4 January 1988)
Panel 1: When John shows off the yellow penis-mobile of overcompensation and (since he's from Western Canada) asks Ted if he wants to take a peel in it, Ted says he isn't in the mood.
Panel 2: As they head to the elevator, John takes note of his frienemy's glumness and asks Ted if he got up on the wrong side of the bed today.
Panel 3: Ted says that it doesn't matter which side he gets up on now.
Panel 4: When he tells John that his wife left him, John's look of confusion seems to stem less from wondering why it happened and more from wondering why it took so long.
Summary: Isn't this where I came in ten years ago? Wasn't I trying to figure out why I was supposed to feel sorry for a foolhardy jerk who doesn't take responsibility for his or HER own stupidity? Oh, we're not supposed to care about Ted but the self-defeating behaviour is a thing he and Lizardbreath have in common....as is the need to pose as a hapless victim.