I'd just like to say that reading through from the beginning in 2013, l have seen no difference from the usual purply brown. Maybe it was different in the past and the colorists edited their first tries. Therefore l will no longer be one of those noble commenters who (a la Braveheart), "...couldn't agree on the color of shyte!"
Just so that it's clear to people seeing it now: when all of these comments, and they date back to January, 2000 strips, about the color of Elbonian mud were written, they were not purple water... they were blue. Elbonian mud has since been recolored, but, in defense of myself and everyone else who has had something to say to us back about the mud, it was not always as mud colored as it is now.