This strip is based on an actual experience in the beginning of my freshman year at college. I was walking alone, and was whistling Weird Al Yankovic’s “Buckingham Blues.” This guy was maybe 20 feet in front of me. He dropped his bag on the sidewalk, turned around, rushed to me, and started shoving me against my chest.

Anyhow, I was not as bold as Lenny or Bruno, and explained that I was simply whistling a song. Of course, I had never met (or realized I’d met) anyone gay at that point, and so i was mostly just flustered and confused. I wonder how I would have reacted a couple years later… Hm. Hopefully a bit better.