According to Alasdair, our reader who wrote us with this idea, this really happened, albeit at a supermarket checkout instead of a bar. Too bad that there are no epaulets for comic artists! Or maybe I should start this fashion trend? One stripe for each comic strip that’s being published, and medals for special achievements, such as unpaid bills. I’d soon look like a third world dictator!
I love how nothing ever gets Chuck down. No matter how hard he gets shot down, rejected, or beat up, he always starts every day with a great outlook on life. He really believes in himself, doesn’t he?!
This strip also shows how being a pilot is more than just a job. It’s a lifestyle. Most jobs in aviation are like that and it makes the people you meet in this business so interesting.
But do you see what Chuck is doing wrong again? Besides being an overbearing personality, he also hasn’t noticed the girl isn’t drinking beer …
Whatever I write here shows up first on any links shared on Facebook and other places. So I always try to not give the joke away by mentioning something from the punchline in the first couple of sentences. I don’t know if I always succeed, although I think I’m already in the clear by now this time. Anyway, I assume the lesson for you here is that, if you want to avoid the risk of spoiling the punchline, you must unthinkingly always click anything Chicken Wings without any hesitation or reading what it’s about! Yada yada, Chuck Yeager! There, I said it! And Julio is right, he sure is a great guy!
I’m sure Chuck does lead a very exciting life. After all, real adventure takes place inside the head. When we were kids, we could turn almost any situation into an adventure for us. A walk in the woods would turn into a jungle expedition, our bikes into trucks, horses, racecars or aeroplanes and a stick into a sword or gun. And Chuck seems to be well in touch with his inner child …
In an ideal world, Chicken Wings would have long been turned into a cartoon show on Comedy Central or Fox. Then Mike and I would be filthy rich with our very own Scrooge McDuck like Money Bins, and would be able to tramp from Sun’n'Fun to Oshkosh to Reno and every airshow in between. Alas, we both have to work our butts off to make ends meet, just like everybody else out there. Well, at least we both made it to Oshkosh this year! I sure as heck would love to go and see the air races in Reno one day though too!
I know the lesson Chuck is going to learn from this encounter: That women just can’t seem to forget him and even memorize every word he utters.
On the other hand, I probably shouldn’t be a smart ass about this, because I myself am absolutely terrible at remembering people (and names in particular).
PS: The contest is still on for three more days! So if you want to win an advance copy of our new book, read below!
Have you ever had to answer the phone about a noise complaint? I have! Some of these anti-airport people take this stuff very serious to a point were not even being friendly or making a joke to lighten the mood will help. But I have often wondered if it isn’t the “making a joke” part where I usually go wrong.
Quick thinking on Nobu’s part though, huh?! Poor Chuck might get his beak rung (or is it “bell rung”?)
What a rookie mistake! And what a lame pickup line. Has anybody ever used this line successfully? If so, please share your stories in a family friendly language below!
In similar fashion to Chuck, becoming a multi-billionaire is actually my main goal. Drawing comics is just a stepping stone to hone my skills. Actually, both Mike and I already are multi-billionaires, albeit only in Zimbabwean dollars. But hey, it’s a start!
Okay, I have to admit that I am not very familiar with the US legal system and I’m not even sure if not responding to a distress call actually is a felony. Also, if it is a felony, can you sue somebody over it? Or do you press charges against them and the district or state attourney has to prosecute them? I guess all those years of watching TV shows about American lawyers weren’t as useful for my legal education as I thought.