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Male humans across the nation were baffled last week by the joke-hinging reference in the ever-popular Life v. 1.1 online comic last week of "Harry Winston." The first frame of the reknowned strip started off generally enough, showing the familiar wife figure approaching the narrator/protagonist of the strip (thought to be an amalgam of traits exhibited in the strip's author, David Nett, himself) with a "great idea" for a story for the legendary Clark Schpiell site. By the second frame, the spouse is full-bore into her description of the introduction to the story for the site, an apparently satirical review of the film The Lord of the Rings: Two The Towers in which the spouse states emphatically that the mention of Harry Winston in conjunction with the film would bring about humorous effect.

But just who IS Harry Winston, American men ask, and what is he doing invading the sanctity of my favorite geek comic, Life v. 1.1?

Harry Winston is, according to the latest sources, a jewelry-maker. This seemingly explains what the Life v. 1.1 spouse means when she makes her joke on The Lord of the Rings... It seems that she's using the word "rings" to imply not only the magical nine rings which we all know and adore, but also other rings worn as simple adornment by many women (and some men) in modern-day America. It seems that Harry Winston, being a well-known producer of such jewelry, was being pulled into the cosmos of Life v. 1.1 to prove the point that men and women have, it seems, different priorities.

For those members of our readership who are men, we hope the previous explanation to last week's Life v. 1.1 comic explains the comic sufficently to your understanding. Thank you.

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Joseph G. Carson Portrait Joe was the original guitarist for the now legendary Clark Schpiell and the Furry Cockroaches without Butts, playing two chords in a four-chord song under the assumed name of Jason, which he has taken to be a metaphor for his existence (the two chords part, not the Jason part). He has contributed several long pieces to CSP, including the crime novels Danine and Inheriting Dust, the latter of which is still in progress. He has also written the occasional humor piece, movie review, and political essay. | more essays by Joseph
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