Because you never know what trivial bit of information may ultimately prove to be vitally important.
Well, I've read Tristram Shandy, but I don't get the comic. Of course, it's been a while since read that fabulously weird story, so I've probably forgotten some key points. But certainly not Uncle Toby's backyard battlefield or Tristram's circumcision.Some things can never be forgotten.
Read the fine print in the center panel.
Ahhhh, now I get it. I couldn't read the "Marital Aids" part at first.
Maybe I'm reading more into it than is there, but considering how this is a comic strip set in a library and has a lot of book humor, I thought it might be likely. I wanted to ask if it was intentional, but there doesn't seem to be any way to leave comments.