HOW IS THIS BABY STILL NOT HERE?!
I think we’ll name him Godot.
The article Ron is reading is here, and made me laugh as much as anything I’ve read this week (granted, I’ve read a book about a Latin poem on physics, and one on the Black Plague so far this week - not exactly a laugh riot). I also actually did some research in writing this strip, namely, looking up Bush lyrics, which, holy shit. I’m sure I’ve heard Everything Zen a million times, but, man, I had NO IDEA these were the lyrics. Insane.
Also insane: The wikitalk page about Woodsy the Owl.
Finally, the only episode of Perfect Strangers I can actually remember the plot to is the one where Cousin Larry’s wife is, like, two weeks past due. I am halfway to living Cousin Larry’s life. Poor 2.0. (The only other scene of Perfect Strangers I remember is when the dentist leaves the laughing gas on, and Balky is going to perform “an oral hershiser” on Cousin Larry, which sounds dirty, but he did use the verb perform. Why I have perfect recall of this is beyond me.)
I’m not a big Cat Power fan or anything, but, man, this is a great video. Manhattan’s the second best.
My dad would’ve been 80 today - DOES THAT WORK FOR YOU, BABY? DO YOU WANT TO BE BORN ON A NUMEROLOGICALLY SIGNIFICANT DAY?! Man! This is getting old.
I don’t often have nice things to say about Nebraska - the state or the school or the state - but I assume a lot of people saw the 7-year old at the Nebraska spring game, and, if you didn’t, this is pretty heart-warming.
The impetus of this strip actually is a bit darker than you may guess - I really do get kind of angry at myself for sitting on my duff *watching* so much sports on TV, instead of getting out and running more. (Granted, I usually feel like I’m half-dead after work, and I do stand on my feet ninety percent of my day, but, still…)
The baby is officially overdue! Or, hell, since I put these on auto-update, I suppose it is possible that we are at the hospital right now. I had a very unique experience yesterday where one of my friends at work came up to me and congratulated me. Because I’m a sarcastic asshole, I told him, “Yep! I lived through another night! Baby’s still on hold, dude.” He went away, kind of abashed, but texted me about ten minutes later.
Another of our coworkers, the one that I was actually teaching with, in the room, right there, had told my buddy that 2.0 had, in fact, delivered the baby the previous night.
This woman - whom I am not friendly with, because she sucks as a teacher and is just a waste of taxpayers’ money - hadn’t even seen me yet that morning, and yet took it upon herself to tell my buddy that I was a father, when, you know, I wasn’t. WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?
Anyway. Maybe there will be a strip on Monday, maybe there will be a baby in my apartment on Monday. Who knows?!
Since spring break was a weird amount of time this year, I was still home for the Sox opener the other day. I have absolutely zero expectations for that team this year, so the sight of a guy taking an extra base on a hit has already made me prefer the 2013 Sox to the ‘12 edition. I’m also hoping for a total fucking trainwreck from the Yanks this year. Not introducing A-Rod to the home crowd seems like a good start, but, even better, A-Rod gave a little press conference to say no comment a lot and make fun of the reporters. The Times picked up on this little extra bit, too:
Presumably by unfortunate coincidence, his brief session detracted from a news media availability for the Newtown, Conn., first responders who were honored before the game.
I love it. Just that extra bit of dickishness toward him. Very nice!
(PS, if the image came out fucked up, I uploaded another version just below. Was trying to trim out a lot of the background images, not sure if it worked.)
The idea for this strip came about two minutes into our viewing of Margin Call the other night. Have you all seen Margin Call? I’ve never seen Glengarry Glen Ross or Wall Street or any of those, but I imagine this is like those, but for the recent meltdown. Really excellent (the last ten minutes were really on the nose, I will say), and highly recommended. It’s streaming on ye olde Netflixe, so hit it up.
Happy post Easter!
2.0 is watching the show “Smash” right now. Is anyone else either in a committed relationship where their other watches this show? Alternately, has anyone else been severely concussed, and is watching this show? Because this show is terrible. Even the ads on the OnDemand during it are super-irritating.
Spring break! WHOOOOO! So I’ve been sick the last couple days, obviously.