Hey! I just had a birthday! I won’t tell you which one. Some of you probably already know, and anyone who doesn’t can continue to be unconcerned that I might die of old age sometime soon. Sing a little birthday song for me, though, if you have a couple of seconds. Or click the ‘You & Hubris’ button over there on the left and leave a dollar as a token of birthday wishes. I’m not being crass, I’m trying to pay off a research trip to Alaska.
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This is one of those strips that you hope no brand new reader is going to see first thing. This one’s for you guys that seem to read my mind about the story bits and who remember tiny details about everyone in the strip. It’s been bumping along at the edges of the story for a long time, and I didn’t know where to put it. Til now. It popped up when I was trying to think of what should go into Hubris’s dream. So here you go.
It’s tough, I guess. Even city parks with only nice, shady bike trails in them have to be kept up. Running clubs, bike clubs, the park service, Scouts… everybody pitches in to keep the thing in operating conditions. I imagine that even in little fiddly parks, there’s more than one employee walking around in circles complaining bitterly about why people can’t just pick up after themselves and who the hell tosses a used diaper into the bushes instead of into the garbage can TEN FEET AWAY…
Tough to work with, people are.
You know if you built the finest adventure park in the world, it’d just kill you to find, after the first day, that somebody had scribbled his and his girlfriends names on the back of a bench. Give it a year, and you’d be positively sociopathic, not to mention fat and out of shape.
So, the National Cartoonist Society has this yearly event called The Reuben Awards (named for Rube Goldberg.) and it’s where the NCS gives out awards for various kinds of cartooning. A couple of years ago, they added Online Comics. This year, Danielle Corsetto (Girls With Slingshots) took the ‘Silver Reuben’ for Online Comics. I think next year, Hubris ought to be in the running, don’t you? You guys remind me every so often to do amazing stuff, ’cause I needs me a Silver Reuben on the wall. I really do.