Poor Chuck. There he goes and picks out a beautiful tree that fits perfectly into the hangar and now he has to move it into the tiny chicken office. I’m not sure if you guys are aware of the exact layout of Roost-Air but they do not have a grand front office and flight desk facilities Million Air has. Who of you all in here has worked for a tiny operator like Roost-Air before?
Well, Christmas is approaching fast and I hope you all have your Christmas shopping done already. We are still receiving orders and we will send them all out as soon as we can but please keep in mind that by now the postal services are probably too overloaded to have them delivered in time for Christmas Eve. In my case, for example, it wouldn’t matter since “my chick” and I are both working and we’d have to celebrate later. Oh, the joys of making a living in the aviation/fire/emergency profession …
The end is near! Only a couple of weeks to go and 2014 is over and done with. And that means Christmas is even nearer! Maybe some of you have already put up their Christmas tree, like Chuck has. My in-laws actually have a Christmas tree plantation they run as a little side business, so we always have access to the best Christmas trees. However, this year, we’ll skip the tree altogether, for a variety of logistical reasons. One of which is the fact that the new guy who moved in with us last year would probably tear it down and rip off everything on the lower branches. Now that he can walk, it means constant vigilance for us parents anyway, but we think that the psychological pull of a decorated tree would be just too irresistible and too much for us to handle on top of everything else. Well, next year, I’m sure things will have changed again!
Seems Hans is getting some ideas from the NSA. Of course the equipment he uses looks more like it’s from the era of the Armed Forces Security Agency in WWII. But I admit that that’s more because of my limitations as an artist. You see, it’s a bit of a dilemma that all electronic equipment gets smaller and smaller and looks more and more the same. Nowadays, if you want to draw somebody listening to music, taking a photo, filming or looking something up on the internet, you can do all that by drawing a small rectangle that represents a smartphone. But while on one hand that’s easy to draw, on the other hand, it’s not that easy to actually show what’s really going on. In the days of the grammophone or the ghetto blaster, it was way easier to symbolize somebody as listening to music than nowadays, when people use rice grain sized iPods and pea sized earbuds. Try drawing that without a .18 technical pen and so that you can still see what’s going on!
Oh, and the whole idea of Chuck and Julio building radio controlled cars is based on real life (again). Apparently, after flying day in and day out, my brother tends to gravitate towards hobbies that have nothing to do with aviation!
Sorry for the slight delay in today’s update! Yesterday was a public holiday here, so it kinda felt like Monday for me today, and I almost forgot to upload the regular Tuesday strip. Well, better late than never!
Poor Julio doesn’t have many things to be envied for, but one thing that’s great about his job at Roost Air clearly is the job security. Chuck is definitely doing his best to keep him busy!
Well, it seems Chuck has survived “Cyborg Monday” unscathed! We hope you did too, and that none of you got injured during Black Friday either. The discounts in our shops are now phased out, and we have sent out (almost) all the packages already. Thanks again to everyone who ordered!
But even though no physical harm has come to Chuck, now he gets his feelings hurt again, poor fella.
Oh, and I apologize for the fact that the Corsair doesn’t look quite in scale again in this comic. But if you have ever seen the impressive sight of a Corsair in real life, you will understand, that it’d be impossible to fit it’s humongous fuselage in the picture if I didn’t scale it down a bit. I do that with the Twin Otter too, by the way.
Me thinks Chuck spent too much time watching movies and is getting a few things mixed up here …
But talking about Cyber Monday: We’re having a BLACK FRIDAY SALE at our shops right now! We offer a 20% discount across the board in both our online shops! Check it out and get your Christmas presents in time!
To get the discount, you have to use the Coupon Code “CHUCKBF2014″ during checkout!
One of my favorite things to do when I am on the road with a crew is “accidentally” calling things by the wrong name. It drives some of our mechanics nuts and some of them take it very serious. Like when they are all watching football and I ask them which “inning” we’re in. Other times they’d be watching basketball and I would innocently ask why they suddenly have a fourth “period”.
I have learned that the Americans take their sport very seriously. So in this case I’m not sure if Chuck and Hans are messing with Julio or if they really are lost. My guess would be Chuck is messing with him and Hans really has now idea what they’re playing …
Oh, also! There will be a newsletter out shortly, but I wanted to mention today already that we will have a Black Friday discount in both of our online shops! You will get 20% off your entire order. Simply use coupon code “CHUCKBF2014” during checkout.
I, for one, would really like to hear those screams. Not because I wish any harm upon Chuck or Carl from the FAA, but out of a purely scientific interest if screaming like a little girl is actually possible for grown ups. Because the screams of little girls can be bone-chilling, eardrum-crushing and permanent-hearing-loss-causing indeed!
Whenever you’re working on something, be it a car, plane or other machine, or when you’re cooking or doing repairs in the house, there’s nothing better than having a henchman who’s actively thinking along and ahead, and already has the right tool ready for you when you need it. My father in law is a great example for that. Working with that man is a pleasure! And no, I’m not sucking up, I don’t think he reads this blog!
Chuck isn’t doing that bad either here. And I am sure most of us would probably have walked away at the same point.
I also try to be a good henchman whenever there’s a call for it. And an important trait for an henchman is to know your position. Don’t wander off trying to do something else productive, but rather focus on your supporting role and facilitate the main person’s work. Oh, and don’t give too much or uncalled for advice. Execute orders faithfully… Are there “commandments for good henchmen” out there? Do you know other important points?