Hope you’re all having a great Friday morning, everybody! Rejoice! The weekend is near! To everybody who’s at the AERO in Friedrichshafen today, come and meet me at the Fliegermagazin area (A5-325) where I’ll be signing books from 11:00 to 13:00!
I’m sure all of us have daydreamed about winning the lottery, right? Even though I am convinced that the lottery is just an ingenious scheme to put an additional tax on the great unwashed masses while at the same time giving them the illusion of being able to escape their squalor, I still buy a ticket once in a while. The reasoning behind that decision is that, even though I know the statistics are against me, I feel like I have to give luck a chance to strike. I can’t complain about never winning the lottery if I don’t play in the first place.
It is important to not make gambling your primary investment vehicle though. I’ve seen little old, poor looking ladies spend what seemed like their whole disposable income on lottery scratch tickets, and stuff like that just breaks my heart. But spending $10 or something a month on things like that is perfectly fine in my book.
Here in Europe there is a continent-wide lottery game, where recently there was a 100 million Euro jackpot. I have to be honest, I wouldn’t know what to do with that kind of money. Although it’d certainly qualify as a problem everybody would like to have, having a windfall of that magnitude would probably totally disrupt your life.
You’d probably have to keep really quiet about it. In our case, I’m sure you guys would notice though, because there would suddenly be a Chicken Wings animated TV series! And in Chuck’s case, I guess Julio would suddenly find a complete Corsair in the hangar …
Leaving all reasonable investments aside, what would be the most ridiculous or extravagant purchase you would make if you suddenly had a hundred million Euros or Dollars?
We should send Chuck on one of those flirt seminars. But on the other hand, maybe not, because we’d be missing out on a lot of entertaining missed approaches!
It looks like Chuck is two years behind with his pickup lines. Not that I think that particular line would have worked two years ago.
I mean seriously! What are the odds?
I know explaining a joke doesn’t make it funnier, but just on the off chance that some people don’t get it (we showed it around with mixed results), please comment below, and we will try to explain it.
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!