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Ah, traditions! Such wonderful ways to mark the passage of time, especially in such esteemed institutions as the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets! I personally never cut off anyone’s tie. I simply didn’t have the muscle-power necessary to wrestle a senior student twice my size to the floor so I could take a pair of scissors to his neck. In hindsight, I’m glad I never tried it. The end results could have been… messy.
This particular cartoon was drawn in March 1991, and so it would have marked my final winter formatin with the VTCC. I don’t recall being wrestled to the floor and having my tie cut off either, so maybe I got a lot bigger between my days as a rat and my days as a senior cadet. Or maybe I just got too weird to be messed with.