I tried yesterday - couldn't see them. Tried this morning - couldn't see them. Ran a Windows update - the strips magically appeared! Love the strips! Do Califorinia's water shortage. Personally, I plan to water the lawn with bottles of Aquafina.
Follow-up: I'm using Chrome v32.0.1700.107m on a Win7 PC. I tried clearing my browser cache, and running in Incognito mode -- doesn't work.
I also tried IE 11.0.9700.16476 - also doesn't work.
Tried Ctrl-F5 to refresh browser, -- still no robot images.
I sense that Scott here is tackling the "How does a successful artist find space to develop a new idea to maturity without having it crushed by comparisons with his established, mature work?" problem. I think Jerry Seinfeld has faced the same problem. It's interesting see him using a similar low-profile, stealth approach in "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee". It seems that the public will allow artists some breathing room if it appears that they're just playing around.
High-level competition is a kind of warped Peter Principle game. If you're good, you keep competing until you reach a level where you're not the winner; then every couch potato who'd never make the cut for a company softball game gets to sneer at you as an abject failure.
And suppose you reach the very peak. If your performance level drops a notch five minutes before you retire, they sneer at how you couldn't beat your past self.
Seriously, how many high school football heroes would last a game against the Broncos?
For those of you who can't see the cartoon, there are several panels shown with a robot sitting behind a newscaster's desk. The robot is sort of a combination of a skinny Michelin man with a Tinky Winky antenna on his iPad-like head. The robot appears to have bulging "Chris Tucker eyes", but it could be just the lack of eyelids that make them appear bulging.
OK, now I see that the robot has one more corner on his antenna than Tinky Winky. Probably calculated to avoid copyright, and also it looks less gay. No, I take that back, the sturdy robot has all of the straight, manly bearing of a young Raymond Burr.
I don't want to get into too much detail, but the robot has Frankenstein-like bolt ears and also 3 buttons -- or possibly status lights -- on the top front of his metallic torso. The lights do not appear to change, or to have anything to do with the hilarious joke.
As the robot delivers a rather sharp-witted statement, I notice he purposefully keeps his mechanical hands and teeth perfectly still, probably so as not to detract from the several English words that are prominently displayed at the top of each panel. The 4th panel changes the subject rather severely, but the robot's flawless delivery and authoritative manner pull him through admirably, and the result is that humans are mocked mercilessly (and for good reason).
I see 2 strips, no problem. I'm not sure why, though, is this a new strip to replace Dilbert which might be getting "too political"? If so, the robot doesn't seem to have the same warmth of, say, Catbert; but re-using the same frame should at least dramatically reduce the drawing time and allow the wacom to be replaced by ms paint.
(Is that too snarky? Sometimes when I'm trying to be funny it backfires and feeling get hurt.)