There was in fact a blackout in West LA last night, and one Robert G. Linn’s Lifeclock did begin blinking red around midnight. It’s true, I have now joined Dave and Chris in the ranks of old, old men (but I’m still younger than they are!). Somebody please buy me the limited-edition Minotaur box set to make me feel better about being 30.

By the way, if you’re just joining us, the Police Blotter is our new regular Thursday feature. We hope it enhances your enjoyment of the strip. Click the “Previous” button to see some actual comics! “Charles Liu: Episode 3” will be right here tomorrow.