Salt in your beer is bad enough

Salt in your beer is bad enough, but at least it is a choice made by the drinker. (And yes, there really are people who do that.) Sand should not be found in any drink.

Who is the “he” that got sand in your beer? The apparently sentient blob of sand lurking between panels three and four? Who maybe was living in the FIRE sand bucket? And with what reason? He just doesn’t like hearing sand get minimised?

12 Comments

  1. Perspective.

    Whoever he is, the sand monster tried to make the human see the problem of too much sand by putting it in his beer.

    I don’t think the human understood, it was only a minor inconvenience to him.

  2. The bunny from the first two panels, shown leaving in the third, poured the fire bucket on the guy. Those are the guy’s eyes seen through the sand.

  3. This bothers me because sandstorms bury houses. Caused mass migration from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska to California.

  4. Ignatzz, sorry if it bothers you in the “triggering, or sad memory” sense. But it needn’t bother you in the other sense, of disturbing expression of an upsetting position or opinion — it’s pretty clear that Arctic Circle is usually pretty environmentally-conscious, and in this specific strip it clearly joins with you in saying sandstorms are terribly serious, and the guy who is minimising them gets some comeuppance.

  5. Wow… I thought this was obvious.

    “The bunny from the first two panels, shown leaving in the third, poured the fire bucket on the guy. Those are the guy’s eyes seen through the sand.”

    … because the guy was dismissive of the damage sandstorms may be (a truly inane comment as sandstorms are incredibly destructive) and the rabbit was going to show him how bad sand can be.

    “I don’t think the human understood, it was only a minor inconvenience to him.”

    which is why the penguin is being sarcastic (the human deserved it).

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