I know this one and even this coming Friday's strips don't really keep in line with the current story arc, but I was too lazy to come up with original and separate titles... so yeah.
During the last arc, I determined I didn't actually like the change to George's hair so I decided he was going to go back to his previous 'do. I'm justifying it as he got dressed up for the T.V.'s funeral and did his own hair so he was able to style it himself. I don't know why the pointy style works better for me, but it does. I've also toyed around with trying a different take on his Skywalker inspired cut as I liked it when I did it with his newer sideburns for flashbacks
recently. I'm not sure what I'll end up settling with for him, but it's something I constantly screw around with in George designs.
Regarding John's line about dying, for those who forgot or didn't read that far back in the archive... John was shot and killed for a strip or two on live television