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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Final Hurricane Thought

She came and went and we got off relatively easy here just south of Boston. I always find it interesting how large scale climate events like this force us to show our hands of the type of person we are. Here are some "types" I've identified:

The super-prepared - these people have stocked up on water, batteries and gasoline generators if they did already own one. These are also the people who tend to shutter themselves into their houses and leave the news on TV to follow every inch of the hurricane's progress. These people are also likely to have CB or ham radios constantly dialed into the police band or neighborhood crime reports even when there isn't a natural disaster. These people own guns. Under non-emergency situations they may seem a bit crazy but they will survive the zombie apocalypse.

The casually cautious - these people will go out and feel compelled to at least do something to prepare. Maybe buy an extra pack of batteries. Maybe buy an extra box on donuts. I totally fall into this category. We care about what's going on but aren't so wrapped up in it to let it alarm us, for better or for worse. We'll even go so far as make light-hearted comments online while privately hoping a tree doesn't fall through the roof.

The non-chalant observer - these people are aware that something is happening but barely. They don't care about the news reports. These are the people who show up at the train station only to find a sign saying the trains aren't running despite numerous on-air and online warnings. The storm is more of a nuisance than anything else. These people might not own a flashlight at all.

The moron - these people are fully aware of what's coming but decide to take advantage of it and somehow make it work for them. These are the people who wander down to the beach to watch the tides and storm pull in. These people like to water ski behind pick-up trucks and flash TV news crews (NSFW).

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Hands off my comics!

It seems I forgot to post my strip last Sunday. Funny that it's kind of appropriate that the strip is about comics since I'm headed down to ComiCONN in Stamford, CT tomorrow morning. I'll be there all day unless of course hurricane Irene decides to show up a little early. If you're in the neighborhood come by and say hi!

Friday, August 12, 2011

2012 Election

Normally I would wait until Sunday to post this but in light of last night's Republican Presidential Debate...

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Apple generation

It's no secret I'm a big fan of Apple products. I'm amazed at the array of Apple products at our house. I know there are plenty of PC based fans out there but for my money, Apple is the way to go. Even after hearing about how Apple Powerbook batteries can be hacked to potentially explode.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Things I witnessed at Dunkin' Donuts

Pretty much every morning I grab an iced coffee from Dunkies and there's almost always an unusual experience.

This morning I held the door for a lady with a baby carriage and let her in front of me on line. She looked like she wasn't focusing on this plane of existence. She went up to the counter and ordered a large, iced caramel coffee with ten Splendas. TEN SPLENDAS!!! Now, I'm no doctor but that doesn't seem to be a good idea. Especially if she's breastfeeding. With all that sweetener I wonder if it comes out as ice cream.