It's been a rough day for our pal Mark.  It's about to get even worse.  As he prepares to undergo a colonoscopy later today, he was forbidden from drinking coffee.  Somehow, he has managed to make it to 9 am.

When you wake up everyday at 3:30 in the morning for 25 years, coffee is more than just caffeine, it's brain fuel.  And Mark usually fuels his brain with one full pot of Folgers' each day.  And it shows.  Mark looks like he's been up for 5 days.

Luckily, he's been able to rely on the support of his good buddy Paul, who has encouraged him to be brave during this procedure.  Stories about a "back door cold front" and "asteroid storm" notwithstanding, we're behind Mark every step of the way.

Of course, it could be worse.  He could be a woman.