I have to confess that sometimes I’m the one reading the magazine over your shoulder. So in this case the generic guy is playing the role of me (except for the page turning). The subway is usually when I get to read amusing New York Post headlines and stupid celebrity gossip. Again, there’s a Harry Potter reference for no apparent reason. I don’t even own copies of the books, certainly not in hardcover which is what I imagine the one in this strip to be. More painful.