Lots of folks never get farther than about 150 feet from their cars, even when visiting really neat places. Shame, really. On the other hand, they DID get out and go to the State Park, so that puts them ahead of a few other folks.
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It’s one of those things you should look up, once you realize. What the heck IS a ‘stition’, and why is a ‘super’ one so silly? Are regular Stitions NOT silly?
All I know is, you darn well better take a rainfly and a raincoat on camping trips. The one time everyone in the car thought that someone else had brought the tent? Yeah, it rained. No other way THAT one could have happened. We slept under a tarp. With holes in it. I think we might have tied it up with boot laces. It was a long evening anyhow.
Now that I’ve thought a little more about it, we need to find two SUPER competitive people. One of them, convinced that the bad luck of black cats crossing your path is the worst kind of thing, pitted against the other, who is absolutely positive that breaking a mirror will cause the most horrific bad luck. Provide them with an open space, a few black cats and a few mirrors, and things will get lively for a good long while, don’t you think?
This was a good stand-alone cartoon when I wrote it.
Outdoors and athletic-wear is always being upgraded and made from the next New Thing… but the average suit? Or even the above-average suit? Looks pretty much the same as it did a few years ago, if not decades ago ( assuming you ignore Leisure Suits- or as my generation called them “Six Million Dollar Man suits) Even with the advent of Grunge-era billionaires with their laid-back wardrobes, Casual Friday, and social acceptance of pro athletes as All That Is Good In Life, nobody ever said, “Hey, let’s make a men’s suit that a superhero would wear! Get out the Lycra/Polyester waffle patterned sweat-wicking nano-fabric!”
When I ran the cartoon, though, I managed to fit it into a sort of a storyline. That works out pretty good, since there’s no reason, usually, for Hubris to go suit-buying.
Every so often, I notice that the digital folder that I keep all the Hubris stuff in is named ‘Hubris In Color’. I chuckle. I made that folder when I decided to do the Hubris website, and that I would add color to the comic strips that were, after all, just ‘black and white newspaper strips’… color dailies in the newspaper being things you couldn’t rely on from newspaper to newspaper, it was so new.
How things change. We still ‘dial’ a phone, we still ‘tape’ video… and ‘Hubris In Color’ is still there as a spoof on the old original Star Trek commercials (“IN COLOR!”). And the words just get funnier to those of us who see the cobwebs on them.
PS. I just double-checked to make sure this post would go up correctly and saw that I have an ad for Banana Triangle right there on Hubriscomics.com. I’m glad. I like Banana Triangle. Look and see if the ad is still up. If you haven’t read it, by all means, go check it out. It gets pretty crazy now and then. You might want to start at the beginning.
Long hikes. It’s an entertaining time to see whose phone coverage is the best… or there at all.
Our grandkids will one day be baffled by the idea that there was anywhere on Earth you couldn’t get a phone signal.
Or, perhaps, our grandkids will one day not know what a phone is and drive souped up junkers in the wasteland that is our collective grave.
Have I ever mentioned how much more fun it is, drawing trees and dirt than it is drawing buildings, windows and cars?
I’ve never had an issue with snakes in sleeping bags. I was fascinated to see a few scorpions when a tent was lifted up first thing in the morning. That was cool.
Hindsight, blindsight… Blind Blonde, Blind Optimism…
YOU guys oughta try naming these things. Some days, nothin’. Some days, you get a choice. If I was smarter… or dumber… I’d work farther ahead and be naming these things in the mornings when my brain works better. On the other hand, I’d spend more time on them, and who knows what else I should be doing with THAT time? Somebody’s logo? Another cartoon map? Laundry?
Oh, the best laid schemes o’ mice and men gang aft agley… or something like that. Scottish people. They talk funny and probably blinded themselves with their night vision goggles r’else they wouldn’t have come up with that ol’ saw.
Oops. First, I lost the internet/cable on account of a large pecan limb attacking the wires in my back yard.
Then, as I’m trying to get things done til I get my cable back, my desktop Apple dies. Dies BIG TIME. Damn.
Anyway, here’s a cartoon that I had to jump through hoops to get to you.
Not sure how tomorrow’s gonna be. Hang tight.