Taken on its own, it's not bad. It's a problem we all identify with (perhaps a bit overused for comedic purposes, but still) and we see Mr. Hat's usual brand of unneeded violence and hatred applied to it in a rather creative way. I like the visual at the end, it's ironic and destructive.
But here is my problem. Randall's already used this idea. And I mean really used this exact idea. It's right there in panel 2 of comic 496 (part 3 of the Secretary series):
Q: Is it true you completely disassembled someone's car outside a Starbucks?At the time, I wrote that the comic was just "a list of Patented Wacky Mr. Hat Hi-Jinks and Shenanigans! Yep, no less than SIX such shenanigans! Of course, we don't get to see any of these, meaning that Mr. Munroe has done basically no more work than just....coming up with a list of Wacky Antics." Now, of course, we get to see this particular antic acted out, so I should just shut up and be happy.
A: It was parked across two spaces.
But it doesn't work like that. Had today's comic come out before Secretary Part III, it would be ok - the Senate hearing that Mr. Hat has would be a callback to the earlier comic, which I think is funny enough and in character enough and relevant enough to deserve it. But it came in the other order, which leads me to suspect that Randy is either looking through old strips for ideas or has a list of Mr. Hat ideas and forgot to cross that one off. Or he really can't think of anything else. In any case, most people no doubt forgot that this idea was old (including me, thanks again Kurt for pointing it out...) so he'll probably get away with it this time, but man, he really shouldn't.
Cue cuddlefish telling me why the two jokes are totally different...