I label it 'thinking'.
No, this was just something that was too long for a tweet and too long as a status update on Facebook, so now it's a blog post.
Remember in the old days when comic book editors throught we needed little arrows to tell us what sequence the panels on a comic book page were supposed to come in?
Remember a little later when letterers artfully used sound effects, narration, and word and thought balloons to guide us to the next panel?
I miss those days. Is it just me or has comic book story-telling, by which I mean 'layout', or 'pencilling' depending on the artist, just become completely anarchic and confusing? Also chase scenes in movies, but that's the subject of another rant altogether. (This one, in fact: http://vimeo.com/28792404).