Well, Oshkosh is in full swing again, and unfortunately, my brother and I aren’t going to make it this year either. But we hope that everyone who’s there has a great time! Be sure to post some photos in our Facebook group or our forum, if you can!
And from where I am sitting, the weather over there looks pretty nice! I just measured 37°C (98°F) in my office right now. I really prefer the hot time of the year to cold, but I wish my boss would make me work less in these temperatures. Alas, that’s the fate of the self-employed!
Today’s strip is based on a true story, by the way. It didn’t happen in Oshkosh though. But you have to ask Mike about the details!
Ohmmmmm… Will Chuck become a yogi? I wonder how long he would be able to sit still and be silent! And if the corresponding physical quantity to Volt is called Voltage, why isn’t the corresponding quantity to Ohm called Ohmage? Questions upon questions it would sure be worth meditating over!
Seems like Chuck is finally taking the camping rules to heart!
And in my neck of the woods, we have finally had a few decent summer days in a row! I even managed to fire up my barbecue yesterday evening. Although I have to confess that, since I only barbecue maybe once or twice a year, I am not a master fire builder. Once or twice it was suggested that I pour some Avgas over it. I wonder where that stupid idea came from!
Well, Oshkosh is over! How was it? Did everybody make it home okay? In the meantime, our Oshkosh strips continue for a little while longer. It sure seems Chuck is getting quite his share of barbecue experience this year! And I mean that in both the active and passive sense, barbecuing and being barbecued.
What could be more romantic than sitting around a campfire at night, maybe grilling a hotdog or a marshmallow, chatting and philosophizing with friends … Maybe somebody even brought a guitar who doesn’t play Wonderwall or try to hit on your girlfriend. However, it is prudent to check the local camping regulations and apply some common sense first!
AirVenture 2014 has begun! Unfortunately it began without us this year. “Slight” scheduling conflicts (like me working in Greece this summer for example) have kept us from going. But we’ll see what next year brings. Once you have seen AirVenture, you just have to keep coming back. It’s hard to explain if you have never seen it. But I can highly recommend that every aviator or aviation aficionado make the pilgrimage to OSH at least once in their life.
At least Chuck and Julio made there this year. Is it just me or does this strip look very much like “the calm before the storm”?
Now here is another strip that was not invented. Everything happened exactly the way we drew it, except that the players were different. Last year at Oshkosh my “chick” was lining up for the Porta Potty when a guy came out with his hands all blue. His words were exactly the same we used for Chuck. The Jack Handey reference we thought of later when she told me the story and I said, “Do you remember the Jack Handey bit about the lava?” We both said simultaneously “If you ever drop your keys into a river of molten lava, let them go. Cause man, they’re gone.”
Today is our last day at Oshkosh! If you haven’t seen us yet, make sure to drop by at our last official appearance at the EAA’s Author’s Corner, today, Saturday from 1:30 AM to 12:30 PM!
Today will be our first day at Oshkosh! At least I have the advantage to have seen about 5% of what this show has to offer last year but for Stefan today will be like drinking from a firehose! It’s an expression our forum friend “Turbomallard” used for my first time, and boy was he right!
Maybe we run into a real Chuck (there might be many there) and maybe we’ll even be wearing a red “Roost-Air” hat! Look for us! And to celebrate our first day at OSH and the release of our book, we decided to do a cameo in our own strip. This strip was a lot of fun to make!
Our official appearances at the EAA Author’s Corner:
Thursday, July 26th, from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Friday, July 27th, from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Saturday July 28th, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
In this strip, Chuck and Julio unknowingly stumbled into Oshkosh’s “Piper Cub – Fields of Yellow” event. (Check out the website!)
What they don’t know is that Piper Cub owners have been getting organized for many months to turn the sky yellow at AirVenture 2012 to celebrate this awesome Piper type’s 75 year anniversary. We will try to see them as well and tweet you the exact times of when and where we’ll be!
As some of you also commented on our last strip, I hope we will end up at the right Oshkosh too! But Mike was already there once, so I bet he knows the way. For me, it’s going to be my first time in that general area of the States. Usually I go visit Mike on the west coast and only maybe transfer in Chicago. I hear Chicago is a beautiful city (I’ll stay there one night), so I’m really looking forward to this trip!