Sunday, November 30, 2008

Colbert it is

Well the people have spoken and it looks like Steven Cobert will once again be the object of Rita's affection. Ah that lucky Steven. First a new Christmas special and now this!

The only rule surprise was Simon Cowel finishing second. Of course I was little surprised Ben Bernanke did so well in the post. I guess people feel he hasn't suffered enough already. :)

Sorry about the Sisko misspelling I knew it didn't look right.  Blogger won't let me change it now.  :(  Silly me.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pet Peeves

Since this is the start of the holiday season I thought I'd ramble a bit on some of my pet peeves. I am only mentioning them because I will draw on these peeves to give me inspiration in future Working Daze toons.

1) People not shoveling their sidewalks. Yes it's minor, but annoying. Just because you may not walk on your sidewalk others (like me and my dog) do. It would really make you a much nicer neighbor if you took a couple of minutes and at least shoveled out a little walking path.

2) Not washing hands after using the bathroom. If you happen to be one of these people (which you probably aren't) I have one very simple question: Why? What possible reason could you have about not taking 30 seconds to wash off your hands after using the bathroom? (Okay so that's two questions.) When you think about it the gain (not interacting with bad bacteria) from taking 30 seconds out of your busy schedule really outweighs the downside (getting sick or spreading something). If you have any doubts please find the book, The Secret Life of Germs and read it. I am a firm believer that if washed our hands more often we would get less sick.

3) Talking on cell phones while driving especially when turning. This just is way dangerous. Humans survived for the first fifty plus years of driving without talking on cell phones every minute, there is no reason you have to be constantly be chatting on one now while you drive. If a matter really is that urgent pull over.

4) People behind me in line asking the clerk at the register to help them while the clerk is waiting on me. These people clearly need to refresh their concepts about standing in lines and the entire reason we have lines. Yes lines are a pain in the butt but without them there would be anarchy. Yes we know it's a busy but the people in line in front of you are also just as busy as you are.

5) Men being idiots on beer commercials. If an alien race is learning about humanity from watching beer commercials they would conclude that beer is the most important thing to human men. Not just good beer, but any beer. According to these commercials these average (at best) looking men would ignore beautiful women in favor of beer. I am sorry but that's just wrong from an evolutionary point of view.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

New Website

So what are all of your thoughts on the new website?

I am finally getting use to it.  

Like they say, "change it good."  It just takes time to get use to.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Quanity or Quality

Now that UM has implemented a voting and rating option into the website it has posed another dilemma for me. What means more a cartoon "works" better: one that gets a higher number of votes but a lower rating or simply one that gets a strong rating?

At first glance it would appear that the rating means the most after all a 4 star cartoon was enjoyed more than 3 star cartoon. But if the 4 star cartoon only gets 5 votes and the 3 star cartoon gets 10 votes that may mean the 3 star cartoon actually "inspired" more people.

I thought about this for a while, then figured I'm reading way too much into this. I'll just keep writing cartoons and hope people keep reading and enjoying them.

(Still try to vote and rate if you can cause if something does score low or high it does help me determine what works and what may not work.)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Rating the ratings

I have to say I really like the voting feature added to the UM web site. Seeing the cartoons that score well allows me to take the readerships pulse to help figure out what works and what doesn't work on Working Daze.

Between the ratings, the polls and user comments we should be able to make working daze better.

Start Rant:

You know I'm actually starting to feel a bit sorry for Sarah Palin. Somebody somewhere is really raking her over the coals. Now the "facts" are being leaked letting us know how less than qualified she was. The same people who picked her out, tossed her into the national spotlight and defended her as the choice are now saying she wasn't ready for the light to shine on her, yet it's her fault not theirs. In other words, Palin = Scapegoat.

End Rant;

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Polling Crush

I not surprised that Steven Colbert is leading the poll to become Rita's next crush. He is her type. I am surprised that the vote is actually so close. Hopefully Steven will win as it will help cheer him up since he is so depressed over that other election.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


For the first time in my life I am OLDER than our president elect. I am sure this will be reflected some how in Working Daze.