|squirmish appears courtesy of S. Palin|
Those monks appeared previously (also in the 5th panel), in the goblin strip. Monks are funny, is where I'm going with that. Also, people holding signs. The second definition of squirmish is courtesy of my daughter, whose suggestion was funnier than my first idea, so I stole it.
There are no right answers here (only the sadness of mashed up language) , so you won't have to wait around forlornly for me to fail to post answers, like I did with the crossword puzzle two weeks ago.