It’s December 29th and most of you are on holiday or traveling around or sitting at your desk counting the minutes until you can leave. I’m in the middle group—traveling— and for those of you in the latter group, today were just posting some fine reading. The provenance of some of these is, um, hazy, but no judgements. Just entertainment!

First up: My all time favorite comics story! Yes! Brought back one more time for your pleasure. A little Gyro Gearloose tale called “Picnic” that in true Carl Barks fashion, is a metaphor for the occasional futility of all civilization.