Well this marks the end of our foray into the realm of the Dependapotamus. The last day of the year seems like a fitting event for such an occasion. I hope you all learned something over the last month:

Don’t pick up women at the E-Club.

Seriously. If she’s a civilian at the base E-Club, it means she’s either married or some General’s daughter. The latter might be a weird kink for you, the former as well, but with any addition of common sense to your daily life, you would avoid things like this. For those of you that don’t know what an E-Club is, it’s where Marines below the rank of E-6 can enjoy themselves with cheap alcohol and buffalo wings. Of course, it pales in comparison to the base Staff NCO Club or Officer’s Club. I had a weird opportunity to eat at the O-Club at Kaneohe Bay–it was super nice and made the rest of the Marine Corps look like plebeian cavemen.

They say that the greatest cure for ignorance is travel, and I now understand why Officers often feel so out of touch with the commoners of the enlisted. The O-Club, as well as that entire side of the base (in Hawaii), is exponentially nicer and higher-budget than anything we’re given. Officers are treated like shiny little gods aboard a base, they don’t get it because their cultural experience is skewed to favor the nicer commodities. Of course, I’m not referring to Mustangs or otherwise regular folk who struggled to get a bachelor’s degree on their own dime and worked hard to be where they are–I’m naturally referring to the silver spoon type.

Anyway, this is a weird tangent and it has nothing to do with this comic.

Without further adieu, I present to you the winner of the REVENGE OF THE DEPENDAPOTAMUS contest!!!

Alex Pei

Art by Alex Pei

Art by Alex Pei

There were a lot of really great entries in the contest, as well as some crappy ones, but Alex managed to secure his victory with over 3900 Likes on the Facebook Fan Page. Alex will be receiving a package of Terminal Lance gear for his hard work!

Anyway, today is the last day of the year. Enjoy yourself tonight, make up some resolution you won’t follow through on, and be ready to start 2014 with a bang.

2014 is going to be a good year.