Original Release Date: August 13, 2005
Okay, here's a page I'm quite proud of. Here it is, a single Hired Goon Dispenser out in the middle of nowhere. And for what purpose? Its location must be the result of a clerical error or a shipping error or something. There's just no good reason for it. Of course, the occasional stranded traveler has obviously been putting it to good use.
There are some good jokes here, as well. I especially like the idea of the same goon getting stuck with the same machine over and over again. I can't imagine some of the ridiculous things these hired goons get put through by their clients.
I suspect I may have stolen Stu's bit about Las Vegas from somewhere else. If I didn't, it's a really good joke. I don't know how I ever would have written something like that on my own.
This is, I believe, the second-to-last appearance of a Hired Goon Dispenser in the entire series, which is really a shame. These things should have been everywhere, all the time. Not necessarily to be used in the story, but just as background fodder, if nothing else. I think it would have helped bring more life to the Mike and the Ninja world. That's an area where I felt the series was always lacking.