Hans is continuing his thorough investigation into Chuck’s drug habits. I wonder what dark secrets he will bring to light in the end! And although in this context it isn’t meant in that way, I’m sure “going down in flames” is code for something to do with drugs. I don’t even know half the language for that stuff in my mother tongue. But I can vividly remember the day when I was offered “a slow one” and “a fast one” on the same day in a, back then notorious, subway station in Vienna. I still don’t know what they were trying to sell me.
Well, when it comes to walking into a room and then trying to remember what you came in there for, or what you were planning to say, Hans is in good company. A company of billions, probably. I think the only people who don’t have that problem are those who don’t have rooms to walk into.
This part of your typical bomb disarming movie scene is as essential as the part where the countdown stops at 00:00:01. It’s actually one of the tropes that kinda annoys me. Nothing against tropes, stereotypes, archetypes, etc. in movies. They usually became so stereotypical because they work!
Screen writers like to top something and then top it even more, in order to turn on our emotional screws, But for me there’s a certain point when you can take that topping too far. Then I go “this is not just unrealistic, this is ridiculous” and I snap out of my state of suspended disbelief that I need to enjoy a movie. And letting the countdown go to 00:00:01 does that for me.
Do you also have a certain thing that destroys movies for you?
Summer time is airshow time! So we thought we’d dig out this classic strip for you. By the way, is it “airshow” or “air show”? Or can you say both? As a native German speaker, I tend to form long combinations of words, while in English the tendency goes towards putting words in a row but keeping them separate. It’s probably a common mistake of mine. I think the German way makes it easier to identify which words actually belong together and form a term. But on the other hand, in extreme cases it can lead to words like “Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz” (which is officially the longest German word) or “Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän”.
Anyway, hope you’re having a nice and sunny summer day like I do! And I hope you don’t have to spend it painting your garden fence, like I do.
I think we already established a little while back, that I’m somewhat of a coffee philistine. But have we yet talked about when we drink our coffee? I know many, many people for whom coffee is the very first thing that touches their lips in the morning. I’m totally opposite. I like my coffee after finishing breakfast. I make myself a big mug, wander up into my office and then start my working day with sipping on that cup for about an hour or so. Then I’ll have another, smaller cup in the afternoon.
Do you guys have any coffee rituals?
It seems that every time Chuck gets into something (which is quite frequently), he always goes all in, head first, with a ton of passion. One thing you can’t say about Chuck is that he isn’t committed. I like how Julio always finds a way to “fix Chuck”, so to speak, and steers him back to reality. Last week he was laughing at Chuck because the new “Think about the planet, man!” kick hadn’t affected him directly, but the second it did he quickly took care of it.
It probably wouldn’t hurt most of us if we all thought about the planet some more. I know this is a tough subject with many different opinions so I won’t get into it too much. I just recommend finding better ways to think about the planet than Chuck does 😉
“Think about the planet, man!” This seems to be Chuck’s latest tag line because we see it in a few strips lately. Well, at least he’s trying. Yet it once again looks like he is not quite as good at it as he thinks he is in his mind. As for the actual survival tool Chuck is holding: I have used it. I am not sure how long it would work in an actual survival situation but in theory it is not a bad idea. It may just be a gimmick that’s fun to play with.
I am not a prepper by all means but I do have a few things in place to prevent me from getting caught with my pants down and survive a week or two should the power go out for an extended time. It always amazes me how many people have no water at home and don’t even carry cash in a country that has a long track record for big disasters like hurricanes, fires, earthquakes and such…
While I have seen many people using a selfie stick, I don’t think I know anybody who owns one. Statistically speaking, I think I should know many people who do though! I guess it’s not an item to flaunt. Which is not to say that it isn’t useful. Most people don’t flaunt their underwear, and that’s rather useful too! Statistically speaking I know I know many people who own that.
Anyway, if you have a selfie stick, please use it responsibly. Not like Chuck.
As one of our readers rightly pointed out, of course a “mancave “isn’t synonymous with “junk pile”. In fact, The perfect mancave is kept meticulously clean! I can’t say that I have a mancave myself, but in the places in the house where I am solely in charge, i.e. my office and the basement, I have to admit it looks a bit like a dump. At least in my office I get a cleaning fit about twice a year or so. But the basement is a different story … Well, but I guess everybody needs a “buffer” of some sort, where they can just drop stuff and have it out of sight. Maybe in retirement I’ll get around to finally clean it up and maybe even turn it into a mancave. Too bad that I won’t be able to go full Chuck-style, because the ceilings are definitely too low for a bouncy castle.
Now, how is Chuck ever going to finish his Corsair if he spends all his money on sunglasses, watches, and now racing stripes for his car? I am amazed he is still at it and actually making progress. Ten years ago, all he had was the wheels and the stick. The next question now is if his hangar is actually a man cave with tons of Corsair parts all neatly categorized and organized in multiple shelves or just a heap of parts randomly strewn about. I guess you’ll have to wait until the end of the week to find out.
My own new garage is more leaning towards “filled with crap” if you talked to my woman even though I totally have a system (I do). And it does have shelves. But I don’t think I could fit a Challenger in there right now either. Luckily that’s not a problem of mine since I currently neither own a Dodge nor racing stripes …