Yes, I know Al Gore didn’t claim to invent the internet. He clearly said he supported legislation that created the internet. Unfortunately, the Gore internet creation meme persists and I exploited this false persistance for a joke.
A tortured analysis of the cartoon sort of gives me the benefit of the doubt. You could read it to mean that Verne is seeking a confirmation from the tech support hell spawn of his assumption that Gore didn’t create the internet . Of course, you could also read it to mean that Gore literally sold his soul to claim he invented the internet. Or that all tech support is outsourced to hell. Or that turtles walk upright. And talk. And have thumbs.
Over the Hedge: Letting you have it your way since 1995.