It’s enough to make you feel almost sad.
Farewell, Smoky the Raccoon. Adieu, Harley Man.
Best of lingering to you, Lingerer.
As part of its bold new initiative for FY09, the company has decided to move your department from the 9th floor of the building to the 1st — for no apparent reason. (It would be far too logical to, you know, have everyone in the same office to save on rent.)
In any case, it’s a bittersweet feeling to know that the rogue’s gallery you love to loathe will be a part of your daily life no more.
But all is not lost. Your new location will bring you in closer proximity to the rest of your department, a passing of the torch to what you hope will be just as rich sources of creative fodder.
The Man from UNCLE. The Angry Librarian. Sir Jacket. The Dark One.
Cat, your comrade-in-arms.
The future is in their hands now.
It also gives you no small amount of satisfaction to know that this makes the third desk in Japan at which you have hung a printout of this picture up. And have yet to receive a single comment on it. (Click to enlarge.)