Falling Into The Role

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  1. KzT

    I totally believe him.

    • notthatlol

      Noone with black speech bubbles, capes, and a creepy red mask could EVER be a villain!

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        tru dat -_-

        • Manix

          of course hes not evil dont you see?
          he dosent have a gotee..

          • Greek Geek

            The rhyme makes it convincing!

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            But the syllables are completely off!

    • FrostDemn I mean LexLuthor

      I, Lex Luthor, agree, that this guy is most definitely not a villain. That’s because, as a villain, I, Lex Luthor, can tell who is evil, and who is not. And I’m definitely not just another user in disguise as Lex Luthor. Definitely.

      • FlareKitsune

        SPY! *spychecks*

        • NexusWulf

          Zat Kitsune is a Spy *shapeshift*

          • Ilovehousepets

            That Grape is a frickin’ spy.

          • Mitchrock0


          • BandwagonJumper

            GRAPE EEZ SPY!

        • Krzeszny

          Housepets Fortress 2

  2. CalaverX11

    You know he’s not evil because of the black text in the white bubb–oh, wait.

    • Cannon Fodder

      “She turned me into a newt… What I got better”

      • Twbviper

        Are you in POT class too?

    • Hypergenesis

      Truly! Pete’s not evil. . .

      . . . Just sort of a jerk.

  3. xhunterkoh

    Nope, absolutely not. Nothing to see here. Move along.

    • Lance

      *waves hand* these are not the droids you are looking for.

      • Nacyl

        These are not the droids we are looking for *walks away*

  4. Pseudo Faux

    Hey everyone, its cousin Vinny! He’s such a kidder, thats why we tossed him off the goldengate bridge I mean he was such a pain.

    • Vv45689

      My name’s Vinny O_O

      • Pseudo Faux

        You’re not evil are you?

      • Silver Dragon ordinence

        Yeah, evil is bad!

  5. IceKitsune

    That was great lol “No” and I also loved panel 4

  6. MrMutt

    I like the nefarious villain, without even seeing anymore. Just looks nefarious. yeah!

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      What nefarious villain? I don’t see a nefarious villain. That guy in the red? No way, man! He just saved an orphanage from a power-mad young orphan girl who used her mind-control song to get adopted into a position of power!

      • MrMutt

        He’s the nefarious one standing next to the nefarious looking one. But the freaky orphan girl is cool too.

  7. Exulen

    wizard convention? wonder where dumbledore is. wait, IS DUMBLEDORE THAT RED GUY THAT IS TOTALLY NOT A VILLAiN?

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      No, Dumbledore drove the flying car off a cliff and into the sunset in an eastward direction at high noon after putting on his aviator sunglasses.

      • Exulen

        No doubt with a big stack of knitting magazines in the back.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      I had a cool comment but it’s awaiting moderation.


  8. rtlstien

    Oh just because he’s wearing all red, has red pupils, his clothes resemble devil horns, and his speech bubble is black doesn’t mean he’s… where was I going with this again?

    • Hypergenesis

      Almost through a not guilty verdict. . .

  9. Darkfire


    *waves hand*
    These aren’t the wizards you’re looking for.

    • Lance

      haha you had the same thought. but I said “droids” still.

  10. Midnight Wolf

    “No” lol priceless!

    • Darkfire


    • lightwolf21
    • Inu225

      Will you answer “No” to this question?

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        It is possible. But not likely.

        You have been defeated, good Sir or Madam.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Jeeves alter-ego “The Magic Eight Ball”.

        • Inu225

          Aww… >人<
          Also it’s Sir…


          • Argent Stonecutter

            Sir Bunny or Sir Inu?

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            OH MAI GAWD AI CAN’T REED ITZ DX!!!!!

          • Inu225

            Um… I guess Sir Inu.

          • Inu225

            @ sonic id furreh

            It says “I’m a guy you know!”


          • sonic id furreh!!!

            nuuuuuuuuuuuuu ai can’t under stant ur language >.<

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Sauce for the goose, wot?

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            ai’m so confused T_T

          • Manix

            indeed you are young pawed-one but you have much to learn……

          • Inu225

            Did I confuse? !?(>_<;?
            Yes!!! My life's goal has been fulfilled.

            (Puts check mark on lists-to-do)

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            ai think dat calls fer ah victory huggle ^.^ *opens arms*

  11. Thoth

    So you can be a villain or nefarious, but not both.

    • Hypergenesis

      Redundancy. . . Who would have Thoth?

  12. Lax

    How many more of these until we get back to the acceptable style?

    • Darkfire

      Over 9000

      • faceless commenter

        WHAT 9000?!……awsome

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Darn it Darkfire, that was the third scouter this week! I called the shop, and they’re backprdered for, like, five months now. Something to do with a production bottleneck or something.

        *mutter mutter grumble humph*

        LOOK at the thing! It’s in pieces! They’re’s no way that duct tape can fox it this time, man. Sorry.

        • Flammie

          Have you tried love, some glue, a purpose in life, and some wiring?

        • xhunterkoh

          Sorry I’m late. Not enough ducktape? NEVER! Allow me.

          *pneumatic hammer*
          *ping ping*

          That should do it. Lemme know how it turns out.

          • NobodyYouKnow

            ducktape is the force. why? because it has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the world together, thats why!

    • xhunterkoh

      Don’t be such a spoil sport.

      • Lax

        I’m not. I’m just asking the same question many other people have on their minds since this is the least favorite part of the comic. I’m sorry, but it’s the truth. Usually you’d have more than 200 comments easy.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Actually, I think that some of the more… active… commenters have been more restrained lately.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Except for me. I seem to be just as active as ever.

          • Lax

            I would be one of said commenters :D

          • tjprower

            Same. I just haven’t said anything. XD

    • dragonnutds

      acceptable? what do you mean by that

      • Frank

        The “Spot (superdog)” strips have been called by Rick “The artist needs a break from art”
        I don’t think it’s upf for discussion that each strip is an art masterpiece, and people like that. Lax, however, seems to have been spoiled by it :|

  13. notthatlol

    Don’t forget to have someone break the 4th wall at some point.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Does it count if you only break it in the alt text?

    • faceless commenter

      but i like the 4th wall……would you leave it be if i hung pictures of you all over it?

  14. Grymmas

    Big Red is probably going to turn out to be the nicest person there. Just you wait! I know I might have have a chance at being possibly sort of right… maybe

    • Pax

      Well… this IS Peanut we’re talking about here. You never know.

    • Hypergenesis

      Niceness is relative though.

  15. lightwolf21

    Hmmm. I wonder where Val Kilmer Batman is?

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      I was watching a movie. I’ll make some more email addresses tomorrow and take some of the Stripe Lady-Cat avatars you made. I MUST HAVE THEM!! MUAHAHAHAHAHAA!!

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Also, on my iPhone, it looks like my Stripe avatar is eating radioactive popcorn. Kind of.

        • lightwolf21

          Yeah, I see it.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Make more email addresses? Why don’t you just use the plus hack?

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          wuts dat :3?

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Because. It’s easier for me to use an inefficient method that I already know than for me to figure out a new, more efficient, overall BETTER way to do things.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            You’re not the type who, when I ask for your IP address, you send me a screen shot embedded in a Word document?

            And I’ve told you ten times already that we use Solaris in the data center?

            That kind of thing?

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Let’s just say that I’m rather less… tech-savvy than I sometimes appear to the even less initiated, and that I do my best to ask instead of doing something stupid.

            I CAN find my IP address though. And just copy paste it into an email or whatever. I think I can find it, at least. I did once.

            Mostly I figure out my computer through trial-and-error, intuition, and not touching things if I don’t know what they are. Probably not what most people expect of a 15 year old who spends all his time playing video games, since everybody knows that playing video games gives you access to all kinds of tech-knowledge and that you can fix anything.

            Wow. That was a long comment.

            Also, what’s Solaris?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Solaris is Oracle’s version of UNIX. It doesn’t run Microsoft Office. It runs big database engines for Fortune 500 companies.

            If you want to gain tech knowledge, start writing games instead of playing them. That’s what got me into computers back in good old 1972.

          • RockstarRaccoon

            AHEM Argent. You mean SUN. It is SUN’s version of Unix. Just because Lameacle bought them doesn’t mean it’s theirs, because they are lame and Sun was not lame.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            If Sun was not lame, why did they pour all that icky System V stuff on top of a perfectly good SunOS?

  16. Valerio

    Best. Nefarious. Wizard. Guy. EVAH!

    • lightwolf21

      Oh really?

      • Darkfire

        YA RLY!

        • Ilovehousepets

          NO WAI!!!

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            YA WAI!!!!!

  17. Elwood Blutarsky

    Did Stripe go through the window when there is a perfectly good door on the front of the building? She’s really going full throttle with this hero stuff!

  18. Lance

    the two wizards that tell the joke are like the two old guys from Muppets. just thought I would throw that out there in case nobody got the reference.

    • Leinad

      Stabler and Waldorf, i believe.

      … No, i don’t still watch the complete VCR set i have under my bed, whywouldyouask?

  19. Tommy

    “NO” lol

  20. Eric

    I don’t want this Spot (Superdog) arc to ever end! XD

  21. lightwolf21

    One more icon before I go to bed:
    Gnight everyone.
    Not bad, if I do say so myself. Four avies cleaned up in one hour.

  22. xhunterkoh

    And I made this observation earlier. It’s probably just me, but Jim-jims teeth look a little bit too forward to the front. Anybody else think it makes him look sort of like a vampire? And would he have those powers too? Just curious.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Hulk Vampire must drink the blood of super-villains, or… he gets the munchies.

  23. namelessone

    Totally not a nefarious villain

  24. Kajex, Sorcerer Supreme

    Lady Dog is my new favorite heroine.

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  26. Firewolf

    So far, Jim, definitely showing signs of housepet awesomeness.

  27. Gamerkitty

    seems trust worthy to me, i may get the gentle chap in the ominous red cloak, horns and pitch fork to watch my house for the weekend.

    • lost wolf


      • Gamerkitty

        i like to give people the benefit of the doubt.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      There’s no pitchfork in the picture.

      • Voidmare

        Unless the pitchfork is hidden ………..

        ON HIS HEAD.

      • Gamerkitty

        trust me, he has a pitch fork, you don;t see it but he has one for sure.

    • ReCreate

      Who drew your avatar?

  28. Inu225

    Whoa whoa! Take it easy man. What’s with all the violence and hate?:
    “…find a wizard! And beat the secret out of him.”?
    Sheesh. Is violence really the rational answer?

    • Wulven

      “… No”

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        yes DUH!! ;)

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Cats don’t need rational answers!

    • WingedWolfGirl

      Let this be a lesson kids; when debating solve your disagreement not with words but by screaming
      I AM A MAN,
      and punching them in the guts.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        But what if you’re a wolf?

        • WingedWolfGirl

          Yes even it you are a ferret you should shout that you are a man, otherwise it doen’t work.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            yah cuz if yur ah ferret yur hand’ll just crumple up on der gut……….. unless ur human saized ^.^

          • Argent Stonecutter

            If you’re a ferret you scramble up their trouser leg and start nomming.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            heh heh…….. eww ;P

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        I am a man, but I can change, if I have to, I guess.


        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Also, he’s BAAAACK!

        • Frank

          Are you signing up for new e-mail accounts just to have more avatars?

          • dalonewolf25

            he said yes once or twice…

  29. Kitch

    Poor little maroon. So trusting. So naïve.

  30. falcon01

    “why is every one looking at me like that?”

  31. Argent Stonecutter

    The twist at the end is that the red goat wizard isn’t evil, he’s just a red goat and he’s got a cold he caught coaching little leaguers in the rain. And he’s really a ghost and he doesn’t even know it.

    • Hypergenesis

      Sounds like you’ve been reading a bit too much mystery-romance.

  32. Exranio

    That totally “not a nefarious villain” wizard is curiously attractive

  33. Voidmare

    He’s…….. so badass D:

  34. faceless commenter

    BUT! it’s often the nice or quite types you have to watch out for…………………………..i love all of you………

  35. Squival

    rofl! love the pause their before the “no” xD

  36. Stevie Maxwell

    alt text == WIN

    And why is it I just want to deeply intone “WIZARD!” now? *cellphone rings* Oh riiiiiight….

  37. Zagura

    Hes clearly a good wizard with good taste in robes.

  38. Argent Stonecutter

    If you pull the loose thread on his robe, he’ll unravel completely like the abominable snowman.

    • Voidmare

      I’m thinking about mummies now….. I wonder why.

  39. Shady Kitsune

    Well he seems like an honest fellow! Let us turn our back on this polite, sinisterly dressed man and look elsewhere for AAAARGH MY BACK!!! IT BURNS!!! And oddly smells like my lunch. AND BURNS!!!

    • Hypergenesis

      Irradiated (intentional or not) superheroes tend to be more noticeable in that way.

  40. Salenstormwing

    Remember, it’s important that you never stereotype others. They may surprise you.

    Also, here’s your wallet back. There wasn’t anything shiny in it anyways… Don’t Stereotype Me Because I’m A Ferret!

  41. Silver Dragon ordinence


  42. Hypergenesis

    Low-levelled wizard?

  43. WingedWolfGirl

    Mod Edit-Don’t let me see you guys using it again.

  44. Tom Flapwell

    I have to give Peanut credit. Writing a legible “no” by filling in the space around it is not something I expect of amateurs.

    • Hypergenesis

      If you look at panel 3 of http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/09/06/same-spot-time-same-spot-channel/ then scroll down to comment 44190. You’ll know that Peanut’s been publishing Spot (Superdog) with various comics. There may have been quite a number of turndowns but it just goes to prove he’s not a complete “amateur” anymore.

    • Frank

      It looks like he filled the bubble and then tippexed the “no” in… if that makes any sense

  45. Batz.

    Hmmm, if you look closely you can see his pupils… theyre plain epic.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      The pupils move from looking at them to a kid of rolling of the eyes, if my zoom function can be trusted.

      • NobodyYouKnow

        i thought it was more like a im-not-going-to-look-at-you-lest -you-look-back-at-me-and- discover-im-evil kind of movement of the eyes

  46. Gaboris

    You and your stereotypes. You should be ashamed of yourselves, just because he has horns, wears a red cape and has red skin/fur and talks with a black speech bubble… Oh wait! Did he just turn that guy into a frog? Yeah he’s bad. GET ‘EM! >:U

    • Hypergenesis

      No he’s not! That frog had been under the “Turn into a guy” curse for years.

      • Flammie

        Praise the wizard. He saved a frog from the miserable life of being a guy.

        • Elwood Blutarsky

          What’s the matter with being a guy. Guys invented television!

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Can you imagine a frog trying to figure out how to be a human? He’d be eating flies and jumping everywhere and nobody would be able to understand him! It would be horrible!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            The Duke of Genua found out just how horrible it was when Lilith did it to him.

          • Gaboris

            @Elwood: Guys also made the interwebs. :D
            @VKB: The question is if the frog gets the intellect of a human cuz if it’s just the frog’s mind in a human body then he wouldn’t be self-conscious(like the dogs who bark at the mirror :p). So he wouldn’t realise anythin. :)
            @Argent: Sorry, I don’ get it. >.<"

          • Argent Stonecutter

            @Gaboris: I think Val gets the reference, if he’s read enough Discworld. What happens if he gets the intellect of a very very smart frog?

          • Gaboris

            @Argent: Okay none of my biz, got iz. XD
            Hmmm… smart as in cartoon smart? Well then it could be that the apocalypse is upon us. I’m sure he’ll make an evil device to make every human have the mind of a frog. D:
            If it’s a REAL smart then he’ll still “jump” under a car tire. XD

          • Argent Stonecutter

            We don’t talk about the Frogocalypse.

    • Frank

      Comic book conventions: If there’s a wizard convention right when you need it, the nefrarious villain(s) in it will be dressed stereotypically.

      • Gaboris

        DANG ya got me there again Frank. XD
        Why can’t I raply anything to that? XP

  47. FerreTrip

    Pretty slick-looking not-nefarious-villain-person.

  48. Kamron

    I love this red wizard character! Still trying to figure out which species it’s supposed to be, though.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Don’t let it get your goat.

      • Kamron

        I was kinda assuming something hoofed (hence the reason I REALLY like it), but yeah. That’s about as close as I’d be able to get.

    • Batz.

      I think its a lama.

      • Batz.

        Oh wait, horns… Yes, probally a goat.

        • Manix

          nono its a lama WITH horns..
          you see you can make annnnnyyyy thing if yo put your mind to it!!!

          now then… tell me what were talking about cus i have no idea…

          • NobodyYouKnow

            its a paradoxataur. (i doubt anyone will get that reference, but you can google it)

  49. Ian

    If I saw that guy, I’d jus yell “That freakin’ wizard’s a spy!!” and beat him with a bat. :P

    • Argent Stonecutter

      But what if the bat is Bat-bat?

      • dalonewolf25

        Then he’d be bat-bat-bat.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          You sound like a chicken. Do you need a cough drop? Ginger ale? Altoids?

          • Manix


          • WingedWolfGirl


          • NobodyYouKnow

            you gotta say it like Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiicollaaa!! (?)

          • dalonewolf25

            No, I’m fine. I just have a lazer stuck in ma throat.

  50. PuDdY15

    u’konw maehbeh heez realleh not a bad guy after all…. maehbeh heez jus missunderstood…. <strongYEA RIGHT! HEEZ TOTALLEH A BAD GUY! uh ai mean…… isin't de devil hound cute everehbodeh.? :)

    • PuDdY15


      • PuDdY15


  51. Val Kilmer Batman

    Umm, guys, hate to break it to you, but the tag says “Nefarious Villains”. As in the plural of Villain. As in MULTIPLE VILLAINS. I bet it’s those guys that were making terrible jokes.

    Avatar related, I’ve made a “breakthrough”!!

    • Timothy

      That was my suspicion as well! You can tell because of the sinister laughter.

    • lightwolf21

      Terrible joke is … AWESOME!

    • PuDdY15

      at de end tho it says nefarious villian… as in 1.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        In the alt text it is plural (“they’ve got to be around here somewhere”).

  52. e

    question: how come there a demon at a wizard convention? someone please explain.

  53. NobodyYouKnow

    i shall now disprove redgoat’s nefarious-villainess
    redgoat = awesomesauce
    awesomesauce = not evil
    thereby, through the transitive property of awesomesauciness;
    redgoat =not evil

    • Oren Otter

      Ah, but Strong Bad also = Awesomesauce, and Strong Bad is the self-proclaimed greatest criminal mind of our time.
      Of course, their was that “pretend we’re grannies baking” incident.

      • Frank

        *gasp!* That means the red goat is Strong Bad in disguise!
        …or vice-versa

      • NobodyYouKnow

        criminal? yes.
        evil? maybe by some stretch of the imagination.
        but nefarious? not in the slightest.

  54. Lycos

    Well since there is no villains I guess this means YOU ALL LOST THE GAME!!

    • Oren Otter

      I won the game because i play a different version of the game. Yes, to know about the game is to play the game, but no one said I have to use the standard rules. Mwa ha ha ha ha!

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Mustelids play a game that involves waiting until other people lose then stealing their socks. Win!

  55. iHavezMyBirdo


  56. Val Kilmer Batman

    “Hello everybody, and welcome to ‘Fridge Logic with Jim-Jim’!!

    Today we wonder why Stripe has to beat up an EVIL WIZARD instead of getting a GOOD wizard to help her? Oh, right, now that she’s the protagonist, she doesn’t question the world’s shaky logic.

    I’ll miss lines like “Powerless?! YOU HAVE THE BODY OF ATLAS!!”

    I suppose that I, Jim-Jim, shall have to start producing lines like that instead.

    I’ll, uh, get right on that. Yeah.

    See you next time on… ‘Fridge Logic with Jim-Jim’!!”

    • Argent Stonecutter

      The spirit of the staircase is now a superhero.

      • Hypergenesis

        Aye, but the spirit of the door, wall, window and skylight change sides too often resulting in the high numbers of injuries.

    • Hypergenesis

      Not to worry, radioactive wastes have multiple half-lives and the superpowers they induce are usually temporary. (About 1M years in most cases)

  57. ReCreate

    Okay, I rofld. xD

  58. Phonti


  59. dalonewolf25

    it always has to be the black guy, or in this case, the red guy…

  60. Nova

    Hey, even if red is a villian, is it really fair that, after months of battling good and coming to rest at wizardcon, you get challenged by more heroes?! I mean, comon, you guys use that sorta logic for heroes ALL THE TIME.

  61. Trefoiler

    Heh. What nefarious villain with half a brain would come around this convention with our buddy here working security? At least I assume he’s working security- that’s how he knows there are no villains around, of course.

    A bad joke, hahaha. And Stripe is amazing in the first panel! And Rick is amazing in every panel! :D

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Actually, I think it would be hilarious if he just goes off on them.

      “What kind of Wizardcon do you think we’re running here?! I spend my entire day fending off nefarious wizards of all alignments from Lawful Evil to Chaotic and back, get paid a PITTANCE for it, and then you rush in and break the window, which is gonna come out of MY paycheck, by the way, looking for the guys I fight off and redirect all freaking day!!

      “Alright, as sick as I am of saying this… ‘Please try the Evil Wizard Convention at the Mall on 12th Avenue, as I feel it would suit your personality and needs better than our General-Wizardcon will. Please have a nice day and try not to eat the kittens on your way out, as they are protected by traps of various magnitudes. Have a nice day!’

      “Happy now?!”

      • Trefoiler


  62. Hoheh

    That’s probably the best answer anyone is going to give, lest they be beaten soundly AND have their schemes ruined. Also, I lol’d at the last panel. Nice!

    • Hoheh

      And he has inverted bubbles like someone else we know…

      • Argent Stonecutter

        But that doesn’t mean anything because Peanut doesn’t know him.

        • Cyndaquazy

          But he could’ve implanted the idea into Peanut’s mind…

          • Argent Stonecutter

            But does Pete even know what color his talk bubbles are? That would be breaking the fourth wall!

  63. MagnusWolfie

    the bad guy looks like a teostra from Monster Hunter

  64. The Wolf Next Door

    …No. Epic

  65. Cyndaquazy

    And with that, my adventure through the archive is completed… 6. Hours. Later.

    • dalonewolf25

      I feel your pain,

  66. NobodyYouKnow

    i know not all evil guys are red, but how many red guys aren’t evil?

    • AppleSauce

      i know alot of very nice purple people and some nice magenta people but all the red ones have been evil.. nice.. but pure evil

  67. BandwagonJumper

    I get the feeling that there’s an invisible villain next to the not-villain… anyone agree?

    • NobodyYouKnow


      • MagnusWolfie

        …and behind the invisible villain there is a invisible villain,and behind the invisible villain there is a invisible villain,and behind the invisible villain there is a invisible villain,and behind the invisible villain there is a invisible villain,and behind the invisible villain there is a invisible villain,and behind the invisible villain there is a invisible villain,and behind the invisible villain there is a invisible villain,and behind the invisible villain there is a invisible villain,and behind the invisible villain there is a invisible villain,and behind the invisible villain there is a invisible villain,and behind the invisible villain there is a invisible villain.

        • NobodyYouKnow

          whats behind him?

          • Trefoiler

            I think that may be where the trail ends. I don’t see anyone else.


  68. Hoheh

    The saying goes “Good is dumb”. Heroes must have selective dumbness. Or something.

    • Trefoiler

      Apparently being smart just doesn’t adequately benefit them at this time. It’s like making up physics… real ‘chicken and egg’ kind of stuff.