Woody: Done as an example of what we thought they really wanted at the Florida Flambeau, a humor strip in the traditional sense, but made trendy. It still works fairly well. The dudes need tattoos and piercings to stay hip now. This is what most papers run and why most people think comics suck and are for kids. It ran with few people understanding the sarcasm.
Kelly: The gag was taken straight from a Bazooka Joe comic, though it probably dates back to Vaudeville, if not earlier.