That’s what I thought.
There is a bit of metahumor going on, as well. We can either note that there is, in fact, a setup strip, or we could run with the narrative and merely suggest that after an incident like that Adam Huber simply owes us “The Butt Memo Joke”, and to some degree that one can be argued to rely entirely on crapping thunder.
Huber, Adam “The Butt Memo Joke”. Bug Martini. 5 February 2015.
—————. “An End to Cartoon Violence”. Bug Martini. 4 February 2015.