Bump In The Night
Sunday — June 2nd, 2013

Bump In The Night

A brave man lives to die in a single battle. A careful man outlives the war.

Or something like that.

We all have weird personal protection items near our bed, don’t we? Some have bats, others nunchucks and a special few have lightsabers…to blind burglers or daze them with intricate choreography…or something.

I have a medieval flail replica, with a huge spiky, rusted ball at the end. It’ll either kill you from getting wonked on the head or from the tetanus infection afterwards.

Happy dreaming!

Pete

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Vacation Time is Here! (Or Out for Holiday, for all of you Brits!)

We’re gonna take a bit of time off to gather up strength, eat some food and buy some Christmas presents. We’ll be back with new comic strips soon!

We were right…

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Facebook Commenting Online

Hi gang!

We’ve noticed that the onboard WordPress comment feature doesn’t quite work as we wanted. So, we’ve added a new feature that allows to commenting directly on Facebook. It’ll be easier to comment and like each comic from now on, and it runs a bit cleaner. We’ve left the native WP comment feature on for now, since we don’t want to lose all the comments already there. So, until we figure out something prettier, both features will be online.

Cheers!

Pete

When Rick Met Chase Masterson

Some of you might remember that, a couple of weeks ago, Rick went to the big Star Trek convention in Las Vegas. There, besides totally geeking out, he got to meet quite a few Trek celebs, including one of our personal favorites, Leeta herself, Chase Masterson. Well, it seems that Ms. Masterson got a wind of our very small tribute and a bit of our comic is now proudly posted on her personal website. You can check it out here.

Thanks, Ms. Masterson! We’re truly honored!

 

In Memoriam: Farewell Steve

 

What can we say about Steve Jobs? He’s, undeniably, one of the few people who has truly shaped our world as geeks and the way we live in it. Love him or hate him, there no denying his enduring influence in the way we experience electronics and consume media. He’s one of the few geek icons who went beyond us techies and crossed over to the masses in unthinkable ways.

And there are so many things we geeks have to thank Steve for.

First, he’s one of the few visionaries that strived to make the future today. He helped make Star Trek-like technology available for the masses. His influence and legacy in technology will undoubtedly go on for decades. In many ways, Steve, along with Bill Gates (both highly polarizing figures) made the world we geeks live in today.

Second, thank you Steve for Pixar. Pixar, began as a group within Lucasfilm, until Steve Jobs bought it in 1986 and nurtured into the cinematic powerhouse that it is today. Without his influence, the world wouldn’t have had such fantastic tales as Toy Story and The Incredibles and the landscape of American animation would have been incredibly different.

His passing has had a great impact in all of us geeks. Some of us consider ourselves Apple fans, others despise the company. But, no matter in which side you fall, if you are a geek, you have an opinion about the man and his influence. And we’re pretty sure that, for the rest of your life, you will remember where were you when you first heard Steve Jobs died.

Farewell Steve. And thank you.

 

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. … Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”

-Steve Jobs