Your Mileage May Vary on the nature of this threat. It's more about the pun, okay?
And I can't believe that I'd forgotten to name Reg prior to this point.
Wow. That was a lot of work for a pun... I try to contain my bricks into one panel. =)
And you do well with that one panel, Randal! I've been unspooling a story for a while... with all the ups and downs you'd expect. I've only done a couple of single-panel strips.
And it's almost as shocking that I have a punchline as having a buildup to a pun! (And I like puns!)
The "soft rock" part of the punchline I get, but googling "rod bass" brings me references to fishing, and a "did you mean 'Rod Basset'" link. Not sure if that pun was intended to go that way! :D
Haha. By the way, you forgot the E in lesser there. And on a related note, I often notice Rapp misspells words and puts the same word twice, out of order in the same sentence, infrequently, but still frequently enough to notice. But I'll stop nit-picking now. :P
Typo alert: OO'AH-2's second word balloon should have "lesser beings" not "lsser beings" in the third line. ;)
Looks like a typo in that first panel, LB: "lsser" instead of "lesser".
"Lesser" not "lsser," got it. I can't even imagine a suitable no-prize for that one. Suffice to say... sleepy, busy weekend. (And I'm back to school for late-night marking in a matter of minutes, so it'll still be silly...)
The pun (such as it is) is supposed to work off of "rock and a hard place." When "bass" is pronounced to rhyme with "place" you get the word for that low, rhythmic portion of a song's sonic signature. It made sense when I was sleep-addled, but I'm not sure Rod Stewart's known for the bass-heavy nature of his music. ...but that was his disco hit, so there was definitely some bass action going on.
Anyhow - I'll try to repair the strip later for "lsser."