Shaenon: A couple more strips that never made it past the thumbnail stage.  One of the notables buried in Colma is Phineas Gage, the 19th-century railroad worker who had an iron rod driven through his skull and survived.  I really wanted to include him as a character in the Colma storyline, but alas, it was not to be.

In real life, of course, Gage did not have the iron rod stuck permanently in his head.  He just carried it with him everywhere and called it his “constant companion.”

Channing: I was really upset that I effectively axed the Phineas Gage thing by scripting around it in such a way that it made its inclusion impractical.  Stupid scripting.  Maybe he’ll show up again at some point.