Hahahaha.... so that's where the majority of the funny went from the last couple weeks
Also we can add an entire row of black panels to the end of this without breaking the formula at all. Or two rows with one more panel (I suggest changing panel 31 to "we love chris-a-mus" and making panel 37 "boom de yada", shifting the "merry christmas" back to an out-of-panel greeting).
For the rescue effort, I will be running distraction. You have my burgeoning semi-pro AV skills for hacking into the CCTV network and altering the live feed to show a loop of empty hallways (with a bit more skill than the A-Team ever did), the borrowed Eee PC I'm writing this on (for constructing a very XKCD electro hamster to draw the baddies' attention), and my massive collection of Studio Ghibli films and questionable porn as final defences. For helping with the getaway you can also have my stick shifting and overly developed boy racer joyrider movie-friendly FWD pseudo drifting skills, own battered jalopy that can take a lot more hard knocks and the large, insanely torquey turbodiesel courtesy car I've been loaned until its repaired.
Wierd moment: an Admiral Insurance advert with a bunch of suspiciously xkcd-like stick figures (yes stick figures are stick figures, but the particular style of them...) just appeared on the TV while I was sitting here typing. How odd.