We are presently smack-dab in the middle of a bona fide cold front here in our beloved hellhole called Wisconsin. Temperatures are in the teens with windchills in the negatives. It's been that way for a couple weeks. Actually it's like that most of the time, but anyways back to my rant...Our "future," the children (the high schoolers to be specific), must be either a) complete morons, b) complete idiots, or c) somehow gained the superpower to allow them to be impervious to any harm. I'm gonna go with "a" or "b" and here's why...These "Holders Of The Future" choose to not only wear no hats or gloves and always have there hoodies unzipped, but now, on top of those brilliant choices have also decided that proper footwear isn't necessary. These nincompoops are wearing flip-flops on there feet (No socks in case you're wondering)! Yes...flip-flops. I don't know if they think they're being cool (no pun intended there) or rebellious here, but they're just flat out being idiots (choice "b" it is, I guess). This is our future?
The other observation I have made at our lunch outings about these brainchilds is that, seemingly, none of them are physically able to CHEW WITH THEIR FRIGGIN' MOUTHS CLOSED!! What is up with that?! It's disgusting. Didn't you get cuffed one when you were a kid if you kept chewing with your mouth open? I did. Actually I didn't have to, really. Know why? I CHEWED WITH MY MOUTH CLOSED! And it was easy to learn, really. All my parents had to do was tell us to--and I'm quoting here--"chew with your mouth closed please." Huh? Oh, sure. Okay. Done. I guess maybe that brings us to the second line of that Whitney song..."Teach them well and let them lead the way." Maybe that's the problem? Maybe their parents have simply never instructed them? Hm? Food for thought (pun intended). Another sign of the decline and destruction of western civilization I guess. Of course if they have these numbskulls for kids who (God, I hope) are getting frostbitten toes from their choices in footwear maybe the parents have just given up on them. Maybe they're thinking the old "survival of the fittest" or "thinning the herd" thing here. Dunno. But they're our future folks! They are the future.
I must point out that this idiocy is not isolated to only the high school kids. Much to my amazement we have spotted an inordinate amount of college kids adorning themselves in similar attire. It causes a bit more headscratching I must say. I mean, it is assumed that high schoolers, in general, are stupid. That's a given. But college kids? Yeah, now that I think about it they're pretty stupid, too. Oh well.
Moral of the story? Invest heavy in flip-flops.
On the comic book front!... "Jim's Jerky" will be shipping to stores in the next week to ten days! And let me tell you that this little project has just about killed us. I cannot begin to tell you how time consuming it is to 1) get jerky 2) cut jerky into tiny little pieces by hand with a poultry scissors (my thumb's been numb for a full week) 3) put little pieces of jerky into little plastic bags 4) seal bags 5) oh yeah, we had to put little labels on each bag first 6) put little glue dots on each little bag of jerky 7) stick little bag on little comic 8) put comic/jerky into box 9) repeat steps 1 through 8 SIX THOUSAND FRIGGIN' TIMES!!!! And, of course, that doesn't account for all the work put into making the damned comic book in the first place, and making all the labels for the boxes, assembling the boxes, shipping this thing out...blah, blah, friggin' BLAH!!! Am I whining? Hell yes! This just may go down as the worst brilliant idea I've ever had! I simply had no idea this comic would sell this well. Totally underestimated my sheer brilliance and that is something I don't often do. Lesson learned.
But, in the long run, I am certain that this particular installment of The 3 Geeks will go over very well. I am incredibly proud of it despite the fact that it's killing me.
Look for it at your local comic store soon.