I have the answer!
So, I'm here in San Diego. I visited to attend comic con with my friend, Tara. We went to see Randall at his booth, and both asked for sketches. When he asked her what she wanted, she asked if he could just draw something surprising. So, he drew this:http://ohthecommotion.googlepages.com/CIMG1550.JPG
Now, obviously I have no hard proof that this was drawn just the other day (and I don't know if Mr. Munroe is the type to confirm something like this), but I promise it was, and it does seem pretty suspect. And totally awesome.
Mr. Munroe, if you do read this post, Tara and I both thank you very much, and if it was the inspiration for this strip, well...that is just fantastic.