Contrary to what's stated above and below, EGS:NP is currently on an indefinite hiatus. I would like to continue it someday, but I'm not sure if or when that will be. For the moment, however, I don't have the time. Should it ever be on the verge of a return, I will announce it, so there's no need to ask.
In actuality, I am taking a week off from EGS:NP because next week will be the last week of Q&A comics and I want to get as far ahead as possible with both the story comics and EGS:NP, so I'm lightening the load of things being posted for next week while actually doing much more work than normal behind the scenes.
The reason I blame the Winter Olympics
and the gods of curling
in the comic, however, is because the Winter Olympics result in a lot of TV shows airing reruns, and I've had that image of panel two roughly in my head ever since hearing an announcer say "the gods of curling must be smiling upon them". They are, of course, not smiling here, but that's what inspired this.