Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Wait That Never Ends


I wrote this after the lightening storm two weeks ago that wiped out my modem and Airport Extreme.  Everything’s finally up and running after two weeks.  This included:

  1. Four hours with Verizon Tech Support over two days until I got hung up on (and not called back, despite the fact they asked for and received an alternate number).
  2. Four trips to the Genius Bar twenty miles away where first genius replaced power supply without checking whether Airport Extreme still actually worked.  One trip where wife traded old power supply plus cord and was given back a power supply without a cord.  One trip to retrieve the cord.  And one trip to finally replace the entire Airport Extreme.

They say that computer intelligence will surpass human intelligence by 2040.

I can’t wait.


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Lucy In the Sky With Back-Fat

Why can’t we have alien overlords that mine our front-fat, or thigh-fat, or underarm-fat, or better yet, our head-fat?

Humans never catch a break.


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The One With Newton’s First Law of Squirrel Motion

Really nice job by T today illustrating Newton’s First Law of Squirrel Motion:

A squirrel in motion will remain in motion until acted upon by his tummy.

And then he’s right back in motion.

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The Lord Plays In Freaky Ways

From the Rick James version of the Bible:

“The blue jay came to him toward evening, and behold, in his beak was a Twizzler. So Verne knew that the water was abated and freakiness would rain again upon Funk Town.”

Can Rick hear an A-men?


Rick is pleased.



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Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign


This is pretty good. But you know what would have made it better?  Cut Hammy and RJ’s lines in the last panel and just have Phil burp.  We saw Phil eat Bob and it’s implied they’re all going to die.  This is what happens when the writer and the illustrator are different people.

Or what happens when you write so close to deadline there’s no time to go over roughs.

Over the Hedge: Cartoons hot off the griddle without all that fancy “cooking” you might expect.


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Attention: All Apex Predators Please Clear the Lido Deck

I love the second panel.  Lovely composition from T.

Not sure international maritime safety regulations regarding proper balanced cargo distribution condone placing elephants near the bow.

Still, it looks nice.


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The One With the Rick James Version of the Bible

In the beginning Rick created the freaky and the funky.

And the funky was without form and void; and disco was upon the face of pop music . And the Spirit of Rick moved upon the face of the charts.

And Rick said, Let there be super freakiness: and there was super freakiness.*

And Rick saw the super freakiness, that it was good: and Rick divided the super freakiness from the super funkiness.

And Rick called the super freakiness super kinky and the super funkiness he called super nasty. And super kinky and super nasty were the first day.

In Funky Town.

*the kind you don’t take home to mother.


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