This is one of our own favorites. One where I can’t help giggling everytime I read it, no matter how lame it is to laugh about your own jokes!
This week’s strip contains a really valuable lesson for all of us: Don’t listen to your sock! Ever! If your sock ever starts talking to you, it might be worth considering to wash it!
Man, I LOVED MacGyver when I was a kid. That was probably my most favorite TV show ever. For a while, I used to carry my swiss army knife, pieces of string and other stuff like that with me all the time. Nowadays you’d probably get thrown out of school if you carried a knife. Well, the times, they are a-changing… but I still have my swiss army knife in my backpack which I carry almost everywhere I go. And I even managed so far to always put it in the check-in luggage when flying, a real feat for someone with a memory as bad as mine. It really is a life-safer sometimes, and no, I don’t just use the bottle opener!
Even now, after all these years, whenever I try to improvise, fix, mend or rig something, almost instantly the MacGyver title song pops into my mind!
For this series (yes, it’s gonna be another series, folks) we started out with just one line. I was driving home to Vegas from LA and all I had in my head was Chuck saying the line “MacGyver could do it.” I’ve used the line before when joking around with other mechanics every time we run into a problem. My fire crew also use a similar line every time I refuse a mission or landing spot for whatever reason. They use my relief pilots name, let’s call him Terry for this story:
“I can’t land here. It’s too tight.”
“Terry could do it!” I then hear coming from the back seat.
So, I was driving home with that line in my head. Then came the line about the one-eyed sock puppet and that’s what I wrote down. The next day I showed it to Stefan and an hour later we had a whole series of strips which was a lot of fun thinking up. I don’t want to give too much away so I’ll stop elaborating right now. Enjoy and post your feedback in the forum!