Does anybody else always have to think of Austin Powers when he hears the word “mole”? And is anybody else amazed sometimes when he looks up how old that movie already is that feels like you’ve watched it five years ago? Austin Powers was released in 1997, I just looked it up. Now I feel old.
If all the people who don’t have anything nice, interesting or smart to say were to shut up, the world would be a quiet place. And we would probably have to live without reality TV too!
Well, flying through space definitely holds a lot of risks. The one portrayed in this comic strip not being the least of them. And I sure hope Chuck calculated the flight path well enough before making the jump to light speed. After all, you don’t want to end up in the middle of a supernova!
Whoopsie! Somehow it didn’t feel like Friday today, that’s why I totally forgot to upload today’s strip this morning! I apologize sincerely! When you’re self employed and working from home, and consider weekends more or less normal workdays, like I do, it seens it’s easy to lose track of time sometimes.
My wife is an occupational therapist and said that asking the date and weekday is one of the most basic cognitive tests. I think I would very easily be diagnosed with temporal disorientation, because I rarely know exactly which date it is.
Anyway, to stay with the subject: When I announced yesterday that I’ll be attending the Air Expo in Zell am See next weekend, I got the date right, but the weekdays mixed up. So, it’s Saturday and Sunday, September 7-8! Hope to see some of you at our Chicken Wings booth there!!
There’s something about the smell of machinery, isn’t there? Modes of transportation in particular. Maybe we associate that smell with freedom? No wonder some people sniff gasoline.
Like Mike wrote last Tuesday, we’re really a bit bummed that we can’t make it to Oshkosh this year. I hope you’re all having a great time there! Don’t forget to take pictures and share them in our facebook group our our forum!! We want to see what we’re missing!
Yesterday was the start of AirVenture 2013 and I am writing this blog with a heavy heart since we weren’t able to make it there this year. We have had so much fun in the previous years that we can’t help but being a little bummed about missing this one. Some “real life” items like jobs and family, even though they were all happy events, got in the way this year. But maybe we can only skip one and be a part of AirVenture 2014 next year.
The ones of you who made it please take lots of pictures and write us lots of stories! OSH is such a great place for more Chicken Wings material!
And I’m still not sure why Hans just doesn’t seem to be picking up this aviation thing. It’s been almost 10 years and he still is lost every day …
Before we publish our books, we usually have them proofread by various people. Considering that, it’s amazing how many spelling errors and typos make it into the final product. Sometimes, people write us when we upload a strip to the website, and then we either wonder how we could have possibly missed such an obvious mistake, or, occasionally, have to look the word up in a dictionary.
Sometimes we discover the mistakes ourselves. In todays strip there were even two! We won’t tell you what they were, of course. You could look them up on page 127 in our third book. but of course we’d prefer you not to!
While the customer is king in many businesses, it seems that at Roost Air cash is king, and the customer is only king by association to said cash. I’m sure they’re not alone with that business philosophy. But to be honest, with that mindset, they’re still ahead of the amazingly high number of businesses who won’t even let the fact that you pay them money deter them from treating you with absolute indifference.
Fun fact: In Japanese, the phrase actually goes “the customer is god”. Although one has to keep in mind that the Japanese have a different concept of god or gods. They certainly don’t mean Yahwe with that expression!
As a very little kid, I thought clouds came from the chimneys of factories. Not an entirely unlogical conclusion, I think. It’s probably because for a couple of years, when I was still in kindergarten, we used to live in a little valley with a huge paper factory. The river downstream used to be colored in weird colors, like pink, depending on what color toilet paper they used to make at the point. As a kid I thought that was really funny! But now I’m glad that we have stricter environmental protection rules!
Oh, and talking about smoking chimneys… Is anybody else annoyed, whenever there’s a tv news or documentary piece on pollution or the evil CO2, that they show smoke stacks emitting water vapor on an obviously cold day? I mean there is enough crap and pollutants being emitted, why not show the really nasty stuff?