There’s actually a quirk to this one that I’m kind of proud of. I build two separate versions of each strip by hand for my site so they can be displayed responsively depending on your browser. Tonight, I realized I can have totally different content in certain panels to best serve the layout and, hopefully, tell mostly the same joke using the strengths of the different screens.
That’s a pretentious way of saying both versions of this joke are canon, but they both play with space as time differently.
(Shout out to Ev Williams for getting me thinking about space this week.)