Read the comics here.
Wash's bit of exposition answers a few of the "I just don't get it" comments/questions from the blog. It made sense to address the concerns in the strip, so that people who aren't experiencing this "live" will find happiness in the archive.
Speaking of the archive, I've modified the pages for the past few days - instead of the "hit reload" method, I'd made it so the two strips flip when you move your mouse over the image. It's much cleaner - I wish I had thought of it last week.