This comic is dedicated to Libby Harper-Clark.|
|Monday, January 18, 2010|
|Panel 1: Casey,
Barbara, and a Davies Junior Fellow named Libby are sitting in the
crowd at the talent auction, listening to Baldwin, the auctioneer.|
Baldwin: Our next item is a small ceramic sculpture of Davies College. Bidding starts at thirty dollars.
Libby: Ooh...I really want this one.
Panel 2: Libby gapes in surprise as the bidding gets underway.
Baldwin: I have thirty...do I hear fifty? Fifty!...seventy...one hundred? I see one hundred...one hundred and fifty...one seventy-five! Two hundred!
Panel 3: Libby is very dismayed.
Baldwin: Two hundred! Do I hear two twenty-five? Yes! Two fifty...two seventy-five...three hundred! Professor Jackson bids four hundred, ladies and gentlemen! Do I hear four twenty-five?
Panel 4: Libby face-palms and whimpers.
Casey: What's with Libby?
Barbara: I think she's coming to terms with current economic realities.
Baldwin: Six hundred!
Alt-Text: Bidding at the Massey auction can go VERY high. Last year, there was a knitted doll of the Master that went for, I think, nearly six hundred dollars.
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