Usually I just blame it on the fact that my rising sign is Cancer, but I've never felt secure about the prospect of making a living solely by freelancing, despite the fact that the freelancing man I live with works about a third the hours I do and never seems to have trouble picking up his half of the rent. Not that I'm complaining. And this video—okay, cartoon—making the rounds just reinforces those insecurities:

Dear Mercury freelancers: I know you are still drunk from last night's staff holiday party so you'll be honest: we're not as bad as all that, right? Right?