Christmas came and went, but there’s still that lull between now and New Year’s, which is good, because maybe no one will see this particular comic.

It’s another one of those silly/obscure ones, but it’s probably the most “out there” one we’ve had so far.  Richard might argue that that distinction still belongs to the Mario Paint/Amadeus one… debatable.

The only reason I know Mr. Holyfield’s nickname was through the Sega Genesis game Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Boxing.  I remember playing it a lot and loving it as a kid, and after digging out my Genesis a month or two ago, I was super excited to fire it up.

The title screen appeared, I created a character, and then stepped into the ring for the first time in over 15 years.

this game didn’t age too well.

Victory seemed to be achieved through mashing buttons faster than the computer character could do virtually.

On a side note, I’m sitting in the house I grew up in typing this next to my sister, who is watching Friends on Nick@Nite (good title, Nickelodeon).

In the strangest of coincidences, they’ve made two Evander Holyfield jokes in this episode.

Seriously, what are the chances of that?

I freaked out, and exclaimed to my sister that it was really weird that they’re dropping Holyfield jokes at this particular moment.

“Why,” she said, “are you writing something about Evander Holyfield right now?”

Yes.  Yes I am.

For the first (and most likely last) time.  It’s a Christmas miracle.