I'm back in the saddle. Thanks to all of you who read my flashbacks on the blog while I was away.
One of the more enjoyable aspects of this job is combining seemingly unrelated topics in the news. I have developed these generic Martian characters over the years, and employed them in a variety of contexts. Originally, they had two eye stalks and a hand coming out of the chest, along with a mouth somewhere in the abdominal region and a single prognathous tooth. Now they boast only one optical appendage and a right foot.
I cannot take credit, however, for the character in the pantsuit.