Were we looking to riff on the plague of modern-day subpar officiating in pro sports? Or to bury the Groan-O-Meter in the red with yet another animal pun? Or to celebrate one of our older strips? All good guesses, but naw: today’s the Fourth and this is the only strip I’ve got with fireworks in it. Happy Independence Day from us at FLEA FLICKERS BY DAN BROWN, gang!