Lackadaisy: There are a bunch of skeletons down in the Lackadaisy caves. Cat/Human skeletons. Think about it, our heroes have engaged in murder and left bodies to rot in a dank cave. Even characters who most likely haven't gotten their hands dirty are fully aware of this practice. And these are our protagonists.
More sympathetically, this Troper only realized recently that 1927 (the year in which the comic is set) is only two years before October 29th, 1929. If they're already struggling NOW....
Well...yes and no. Recessions, in general, don't actually impact the demand for alcohol. The Great Depression was no exception to this, as the biggest dip in alcohol consumption during the Prohibition was during the first two years it was enforced, and then it just went right back to where it was, if not, higher than where it was. As long as the Lackadaisy staff could keep the place open to that point, they would be fine after Black Tuesday. It would probably get worse when the Dust Bowl hit in 1933, due to that striking a major blow to the argiculture industry, which in turn, would hurt Lackadaisy, due to a lack of raw materials to make alcohol, therefore decreasing the supply. Seeing that they can barely get swill in 1927, that would be the final blow. Though, Marigold would probably have a hard time at that point too. (All of this, of course, would depend on Lackadaisy still being in business by Black Tuesday. At the rate they're going, they'll probably shut down before the depression even starts.)
I think they were getting their liquor from New Orleans, which was getting it from the Caribbean, which wasn't hit by the Dust Bowl. They'd probably be fine. Not totally sure on that, anyone want to back this up or disprove it?
If you look at the second page of the comic, thereís a map showing the different bootlegging routs to St. Louis. All the routs shown originate out of the country, be it in Cuba, the Bahamas, or Canada. This doesnít necessarily mean that more homegrown varieties arenít making their way thru the pipe line though, it just means that the bootlegging community in St. Louis, namely our charming gaggle of rogues, have a lot of options to choose from should one source run dry.
That was showing how the liquor flowed before Atlas' death. Now they're forced to scrape from the bottom of the barrel, and that means getting poor quality liquor from less-than-trustworthy local suppliers (read: Kehoe.) This piece of Fridge Horror will most likely be seen in the comic, though, as Tracy has said that the comic will end after the start of The Great Depression, but before the repeal of Prohibition, so somewhere around the 1930-1932 range. The full impact of the Great Depression may still be left to our imaginations, but we will most likely see the characters struggling- even more than they already are.
A is for amygdala, as Mordecai pointed out. The amygdala is the part of the brain responsible for emotional reactions and psychopaths (the actual mental disorder) have smaller than normal amygdalas with impared reactions. A psychopath is a person who (among other signs/symptoms): is cunning and manipulative, lacks remorse or guilt, has shallow affect (genuine emotion is short-lived and egocentric), is callous and lacks empathy, fails to accept responsibility for own actions, and has poor behavioral control. Sounds like a familiar tuxedo-cat, no?
To be fair it also sounds like a cat.
He arranged the body parts in alphabetical order. Oy vey; Mordecai is Organized.
When you see someone talking on a phone, they're not holding the earpiece like you normally would; instead of being about level with the eyes, it's above the forehead. Because that's where their ears are.