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Back to the Pirates.
I was going to do a narration box with "Meanwhile..." but it seemed kind of obvious in context.
The important bit of context that might be lost on newer (or more forgetful) readers is that Donut has parked the Brick House on the same lot where the original stood for the first 300 episodes or so. This bit of nostalgia has apparently come back to bite him in the butt.
Again, a bit of a spoiler on the Pirate Advent since I needed to show today's items in-strip, and wanted to have the comic up before the Pirate Advent Review published at noon. What can I say? They're Pirates. Not following the rules is a key tenet in their religion.
Speaking of Advent items, I had to move the flag on the raft to make room for all the passengers. How that dinky little thing is staying afloat under the weight I have no idea.