Let me start out with wishing all of you a HAPPY 2017! Turning over a new leaf is always exciting! May 2017 bring you great times and adventures! I’ve been very busy in the last couple of days so I didn’t get to blog quite as much. Luckily my brother can take over these duties. We both appreciate everybody tuning in every week and all of your comments / ideas / stories. Please keep them coming!
Before you say Chuck should already know all the parts of an engine, which he probably does, I want to add that today’s strip mainly describes a feeling. It’s that feeling you get (and it happens a lot in aviation but I bet a lot of you working other jobs will be familiar with it as well) when somebody who has no idea what you are doing decides to take it upon himself to help out. It is usually totally unsolicited and most of the time more annoying than helpful. Then you fix what you were working on and they take a lot of credit for helping even though they had nothing to do with the outcome. Most of those individuals seem to also be the “Have you tried turning it off and then back on again?” type of guys as well I have found.
Has this happened to you before?
Whoa! It’s Tuesday! I totally lost my track of time the last few days and just discovered that I should upload a comic strip for you guys today! The last week was a bit chaotic. First I was sick, with a sore throat and fever, perfectly timed for Christmas eve, then my wife got a little bit sick, then our son… in fact half of our extended family is sick with the same symptoms. Add to that the normal Christmas madness and you can see how somebody like me, who’s starting off with a basic state of confusion and bad time management can be thrown out of joint.
So, please forgive the delay! I hope you enjoy our last strip for 2014! We wish you all a great New Years Eve, a good start into the new year and that all your wishes for 2015 may come true! And we hope to see you all on the other side and that you’ll keep reading the Chicken Wings antics yet to come!
Here’s a shoutout to Julie, one of our biggest fans out there! If you’ve ever been to an air show, you probably have met her, if only unknowingly. But I think there’s no air show she doesn’t go to. Thanks for giving us the idea for this strip!
By the time you read this, Mike and I have already been skiing a week, hopefully with lots of snow! Right now, as I’m typing this in advance, the weather forecast doesn’t look too bad, not a lot of sun, but at least enough snow. But we ski in almost any type of weather anyway. It’s an outdoor sport, after all! Except when it’s raining, that’s the only type of weather that makes us pack our stuff and leave the mountain.
So many problems go away if you just ignore them. Of course, you have to have a relaxed attitude like Chuck to ignore them thoroughly enough so that they don’t nag at you at the back of your mind. I wish I could pull that off more often. Especially writing (i.e. coming up with ideas) is hard when you think of all the things you should be doing.
Actually, a lot of problems *do* go away if you wait a little while. I use this tactic sometimes in real life, although it takes some kind of discernment to tell the appropriate cases from the inappropriate ones.
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I remember when I was visiting my brother in Las Vegas and somewhere not too far from his house there was a police raid or something going on. There were quite a few helicopters hovering above the scene. Amazingly, my brother could tell me which models of helicopters they were (and I guess even the engines, but there was no way I could confirm that), before we could even see them. I was impressed! Of course this only impresses people if they can at least visually recognize an aircraft type to begin with.
As a rookie, I can tell an airplane from a helicopter and a turbine from a piston engine by the sound of it. Which is enough to impress the ladies. Well, most ladies, not my wife who calls me a smartass when I do that.
This is another one of my personal favorites. The artwork is great and the glider looks like you can step in and fly away. But the ending in this one is something we haven’t done before. We wanted to lead up to a certain obvious punch line and then end with something that makes absolutely no sense. Or does it?
Maybe our heroes are deeper than we think. HA HA, yeah, right.
Also, I have finally started to post pictures from my adventures in Oshkosh! Check them out in the forum under “Oshkosh 2011”. And join us in the forum if you haven’t yet. We always love to see new faces!