Have you done your Christmas shopping yet? I haven’t. I’m stuck at home with this terrible cold that just won’t go away. Well, at least I know I’m not alone, since half the country seems to be sick. Hm, maybe next year, I’ll factor in the fact that I usually get sick around this time and really buy my Christmas presents in time!
Remember remember, the 24th of December! Merry Christmas everybody!!! Since this is our last post before Christmas, we would like to take this opportunity and wish you all some Happy Holidays!
As a little Christmas gift to all of you who will discover some product from the company with the fruit logo underneath the Christmas tree, we have set the iPhone App version of Gold Rush at a 50% discount from December 22nd to January 5th!
Christmas is fast approaching! I hope you bought or otherwise prepared all your presents yet! As for me, every year I am more and more relying on shopping online. I’m not a big fan of crowds in the first place, and when I think back to fighting my way through an electronics or book store in the week before Christmas, cold shivers run down my spine…
Whoops! I totally spaced to upload the comic strip today! Well, not totally, obbiously, because right now I thought of it. I blame it on the new upload schedule and the pre-Christmas stress, because then I don’t have to feel responsible for my actions! Anyway, sorry for the delay, guys! I hope Hans in a Santa suit was worth the wait!
Wow, seems we’ve hit a nerve with out last strip! And to pour some more oil into the fire, we’ve scheduled another anti airport activist related strip for today!
Let us point out that we do not agree with Chuck’s proposed tactics in this case, and that we are all for peace, love and understanding, like Sally. It’s interesting to see how entrenched the camps are in this matter. I have to be honest that I am somewhere in the middle on this.
Do I enjoy the sound of a passing Cessna? Sure! But I can understand that to some people, mainly those who have no fascination for flying, it’s the equivalent to a moped in the sky. And while I can appreciate the awesomeness of an airliner passing over me on final approach, I wouldn’t want to have to listen to that noise all day long in my house or garden.
One difference between America and Europe is that in Europe most towns have been there way before the airports and that it’s much more densely populated in general. A lot of families live in places way longer than even the advent of aviation. But does being somewhere first and the fact that you’re inconvenienced give you the right to demand the shutdown of an airport? By the same logic you could demand highways and railways to be shut down. Or in the place where I live, a lot of new apartments were built on one side, and a connecting street on the other side. Do I have the right to demand people to move out, because the traffic is annoying to me? And it is annoying, especially the mopeds.
It’s not a black and white issue. We aviation enthusiasts need to recognize that not all airports were there first, that, although in some cases it’s blatantly obvious that there’s a different agenda at play or that people moved next to the airport knowingly, there are cases where it’s the other way around and that there is a limit to the noise you can take before it starts adversely affecting your health. The other side has to recognize that not all airports are alike and that general aviation is already a dying field, because once an aiport is shut down, it stays shut down. The only airports that seem to grow are the big hubs, and those are the ones with the really noisy planes.
That’s why I cited the example of the airport in my home town. It really worked out fine for all sides and it shows that when you talk to each other, and, as an airport, take the grievances of the local residents seriously, and when both sides are willing to compromise, that we can all live peacefully side by side.
For those of you who want to recreate this action adventure at home, you can get Sally’s Airplane Cookie Cutters in our online shops! This little inconspicious item is one of the most popular products in our shops, particularly around Christmas time.
On a completely unrelated subject: In case you missed the announcement last week: As of now, we’ll be switching from three to two comic strips a week. So, the new update schedule will be Tuesday and Friday!
Bonus challenge: Find the Star Wars reference in the strip!
We’ve made it! We survived another two months of Christmas ads, Christmas songs on the radio and TV Christmas specials and finally the real thing is here. Not everybody cares about Christmas that much, but for those of you who do, we would like to wish you some joyful and peaceful holidays, and lots of big and expensive presents! Well, expensive mostly, because that’s what Christmas is all about, after all (as we have learned from South Park).
We wish you Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkkah, Happy Holidays and everything that you wish for yourself!