Today’s comic harkens back to an old urban legend. After gangster John Dillinger died, a rumour sprang up that he had a penis of unusual size. This seems like the kind of rumour you’d want to have around while you are still alive, but better late than never I suppose. Furthermore, it was alleged that the coroner had removed this gigantic penis and donated it to the Smithsonian for safe keeping.
The inspiration for this strip, and the line from the first panel, came from “In The Meantime” by SpaceHog.