May 29, 2010

And I'm done.

I don't need to click 49 more times to read any list of the "50 worst inventions ever made" when #1 is the Segway.

Why? Because I already know this means it's a list written by whiny/untalented pop culture writers who think it'll be great to make a Segway joke. And that's understandable. The Segway wasn't successful as a commercial product, failing to meet the ridiculous hype that it "would change the way we commute." But a bad device? It works. It's used by city touring companies, with incredible success. It's an incredible boon to warehouses. Yes, clearly this belongs on the same list as Agent Orange, the chemical defoliant that hideously deformed hundreds of thousands of people.

This list will be stupid. Instead, read Oops: 20 Life Lessons from the Fiascoes That Shaped America, which is awesome. You'll thank me later.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 12:48 PM

May 25, 2010

"Chicken Costumes"

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Welp, Nevada went ahead and banned chicken costumes at polling places, which is... yes, that is in fact stupid. First off, I'm really struggling to imagine how many people they thought would wear them. Second, if they're doing this to protect Sue Lowden, way to create an entire new news cycle based around pointing out her stupid idea about bartering chickens for checkups to begin with. What if you work at KFC? Can you get away with that? Maybe you didn't have time to go home and change out of your uniform before getting to the polls. How about a t-shirt with a picture of a chicken on it? If you are wondering why the comic was two days late it was not because of thoughts like this.

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Posted by August J. Pollak at 10:09 PM

May 24, 2010

Life happens... break, sick days must be called in to take care of it. This week's comic will be delayed. Hopefully it'll just be late Monday but not sure.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 12:37 AM