“By the book” sounds very similar to “buy the book”, doesn’t it? Now if I wouldn’t have an incredible amount of self-restraint, I would use this opportunity to shamelessly flaunt our new book “Chuck’s Helicopter Adventures”, wave it in your faces, and remind you that we still have a 15% discount on everything (yes, everything!) in our online shops until December 10th!
But of course we don’t want to be pushy or obtrusive, so I will refrain from doing so.
Every one of us who has ever helped pushing a bigger aircraft up a slight hill for a longer distance with a few people will have noticed that there is always that one guy who more or less just “holds on to the aircraft” instead of putting his back into it. I sincerely hope that none of you are “that guy”.
As we head into the winter months, with the days getting shorter, and most northern regions becoming cold and foggy, we thought this is the perfect strip to start this November.
It actually was invented during our last Skiing trip and is one of our personal favorites because it’s so relate-able even if you’re not in aviation. The photo shows us either seconds before or after we invented the strip. It’s a great example to show you how we come up with our ideas, just in case you might have imagined us in white lab coats inside some sort of comic laboratory …
I guess we all know the feeling of thinking that everything that happens around you somehow relates to you. Especially as an insecure teenager, I always had the feeling that, whenever somebody was laughing or talking somewhere that they might be laughing about me, etc. It is a sobering but at the same time liberating discovery when you realize that the world doesn’t revolve around you and nobody really cares that much about you (family and friends excluded of course).
It still happens sometimes though that I see somebody waving and think he’s waving at me. Well, there’s a little bit of Chuck in all of us.
It was not on our minds when we came up with today’s strip, but looking at it again today, I feel that it could almost serve as a parable to how many companies are handling the concept of “going green”.
Sometimes we don’t think. Like today, when I chose a strip to upload, thought long and hard about what to write in the blog and then uploaded it, only to discover that I already uploaded the same strip about a year ago. The thing is that I already had a hunch, but decided to ignore it.
Anyway, if any of you received some weird RSS or twitter message about a new strip with a link that lead nowhere, I plead guilty and apologize!
Sometimes I think the advent of modern communication technologies has hampered communication almost as much as it helped it. Sure, there’s exponentially more information being exchanged, but the human interaction is sometimes less efficient than before. In the old days you would agree to meet at the movie theater on Friday at seven. Nowadays you need a dozen text messages and “let’s call each other’s” etc. and still people manage to show up late. Then there’s people who send out emails a couple of hours prior to cancel an event, instead of calling, even though they should be aware that the other party doesn’t get it in time. People missing out on parties because they don’t have a facebook account or aren’t checking it, etc. etc.
But still, information technology is awesome. I remember as a a kid, being amazed at our first telephone with buttons instead of a dial plate. When I compare that to where we are now and extrapolate what other technology I will live to see, my mind is already boggled in advance! Still, communication skill is something people will have to learn no matter what technologies are available.
Sometimes I think the advent of modern communication technologies has hampered communication almost as much as it helped it. Sure, there’s exponentially more information being exchanged, but the human interaction...
Isn’t it amazing how the gut literally functions as a second brain sometimes? I can usually trust my gut, although I wonder how to distinguish between gut feelings and subconciousness, or if there’s a difference in the first place. And then there’s the problem with the arrogance of the conscious brain, who more than once in my life has overruled my gut feeling and turned out to be wrong.
While Chuck and Julio are reminiscing about the good old days (I can’t believe Top Gun is already over 25 years old!), we here at Chicken Wings are embracing the future. And by that I want to say that we have just published our first eBook! Our newest book is now available for your Kindle through Amazon:
Check it out! All the strips to take on the road in their colorful glory!
How would you react, if your belief was put to the test in as brutal a way as this? Well, I myself am no religious man, but those of you who are and ever experience a crisis of faith, like the pastor in this comic strip, might find strength and inspiration in this quote here:
“Keep the faith, keep the faith, Lord we got to keep the faith.”
John Francis Bongiovi jr.
We keep hearing a lot about these new developments in solar powered planes. Many of you have written and posted in the forum but thus far we have never actually seen one in real life. So this is Roost Air’s take on electric planes for now. Enjoy!