I look at today’s comic and an old musician joke comes to mind: “How do you know if the stage is level? When the drummer drools out of both sides of the mouth equally.” Well, that doesn’t work in a cockpit, does it! It really is no surprise that so many aviation pioneers met a horrible fate because of unexpected clouds, because, without instruments, it must be absolutely terrifying to suddenly be blind and not even able to trust your own perception of “down” anymore. Still happens today too. I’m sure many of you who fly have some tale to tell in that regard.
I assume that most of our readers are more familiar with aircraft types than Hans and don’t have to google what an Antonov 225 is. For those who don’t know, the Antonov An-225 Mryia is the biggest and heaviest airplane ever to grace our skies. Technically, the Hughes H-4 Hercules had a wider wingspan than the An-225, but, unlike the Hercules, the An-225 is fully operational and still flying today. I’m sure Hans would have enough leg room in both planes though.
And once again Chuck is near the tool cabinet! Apparently he is one of the guys who didn’t read my last post. I love this strip. Julio is a quick thinker! It seems for Stefan and I, Star Wars references are like fart jokes, they never get old, HAHA!
Wow! Messing with Julio’s tools … again! Chuck just never learns it seems. He is a little like my wife there who still hasn’t understood how mad I get when she doesn’t put my tools back where she finds them. At least she is somewhat predictable and puts them all in the same spot (with HER tools) unlike Chuck who has a different idea each time.
I often wonder how much truth there really is in certain sayings and proverbs. Particularly in those who have an equally valid but totally contradicting message. “Opposites attract” versus “birds of a feather flock together” are a great example of this. Or “great minds think alike” versus “fools seldom differ”, or “absence makes the hear grow fonder” versus “out of sight, out of mind.”
Well, I’m confused. How am I supposed to live a happy life and make wise decisions when the wisdoms I receive are so convoluted? It’s almost as if I would have to think for myself and make up my own mind! The horror!
I rarely lack overall motivation. I often lack the motivation though to do something particular that needs to be done. When I work, I think I should be doing yard work, when I do my accounting, I think I should be drawing, when I draw, I think I should be playing with my son etc. I really wonder if there’s a way to make ones mind accept the fact that there are only so many hours in a day and that it’s okay to be doing what I’m doing. Maybe I should hire a motivational speaker for myself! I need to find where my wife hides the coffee money …
It’s raining cats and dogs here right now. Weirdly enough, when I’m really busy and have tons of work, I like this kind of weather. Because it means I can’t do any other things like gardening etc., since I can’t leave the house (I’m allergic to dogs and especially cats). That means I can really focus on my work with a clear conscience.
What a great idea of Hans! He sure knows how to motivate his staff. And, since we want to spread the positivity around you guys too, how about a really motivating blog post to go along with today’s comic?
A good place to start is always a Winston Churchill quote. Allegedly he once said “Never, never, never give up.” Awesome quote, isn’t it? Now imagine a great photograph of a sunrise in the mountains, or a serene lake, or a guy climbing one of those monumental rocks in the Colorado desert, with that quote superimposed on it in a stylish font. Makes it even better, doesn’t it?
Churchill definitely pictured something like that in his mind, because he took his own advice seriously, including smoking and drinking. Another great motivational quote comes to mind, from Walt Disney: “If you can dream it, you can do it.” Unless you dream of fighting ice giants with a laser lance, riding on godzilla. That’s quite impossible, because the laser would only pass through the ice, of course.
And last but not least, you should aim for the moon! Because if you miss, you may hit a star. Albeit many thousands of years later, and you will be incinerated instantly. But that’s nothing to worry about, because you would have suffocated long before that.
Anyway, I hope I could motivate you and inspire you to some great deeds today with these words! Go forth and be awesome!
I can understand Julio’s frustration. Going out to a bar with Chuck must be taxing. Although it can probably also be entertaining, if you like to see other people fail.
We’ve been doing this comic for long enough now to know exactly what kind of feedback we would be getting for this particular strip. So, let us come out up-front with an explanation: Yes, we know that most aircraft have circuit breakers installed and not old fashioned glass fuses (or whatever you call those type of fuses with a melting wire in English). But the Roost Air Cessna is very old, and also has a lot of custom modifications installed by Julio. There you go!