Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Wow, last night while surfing through the tv channels looking for geek ideas for my next batch of Working Daze cartoons I ran into a message basically telling me as it stands now Time Warner (my cable provider) will be eliminating 19 Viacom channels from their lineup as of Midnight tonight. The channel list includes such family favorites as Comedy Central and Nick. It seems the two media giants can not agree on the worth of these stations. So two of the biggest companies in the US are bickering pretty much at the expense of the customers.

Out of the entire list the only one I really watch is Comedy Central for the Daily Show and the Colbert report. Those can both be seen online if needed. So truthfully my life won't be altered much at all by TWC eliminating 19 channels. But and this is a big but, it's the thought that counts. It kind of bugs me that TWC would so readily just dispose of 19 channels many of their customers enjoy just because they and Viacom are basically having a big company "peeing contest". I know companies have to put profits and the bottom line first, but at some point I would think somebody high up on the food chain of these companies would say, "you know we make enough money, let's find a nice medium ground where we can both be happy and also give our customers what they want."

Yes I am naive. You can tell I write comics and science fiction for a living. Still hopefully customers will complain enough and common ground will be found. This way we can all watch the Daily Show on our TVs with our DVRs instead of our computers.

Man, I can't wait for the arrival of "cable ala carte" where we can just pick and pay for the stations we want!

And yes this will show up in Working Daze!

Happy New Year all!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas and stuff

Hi all:

I just wanted to say Merry Christmas and all that stuff today.

Hopefully you'll all get lots of cool neat gadgets.   

Friday, December 19, 2008

My fav or the week

This was my favorite WD toon this week, something about the wackiness of meeting combined with the fact that I've been in sooooo many staff meetings that seemed to go this way.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

And the winner is...

I figured it was time to pick a winner of the "why I've been a good geek and deserve a mug" contest. WIBAGGADAM. I liked all of the entries. So I took the names of all the people who sent entries put them in an excel spreadsheet in the order that their entries came in. Then I generated a random number to pick the winner based on that order. The winner is: Stephanie.

Stephanie now if you email us at with your address we will send you a mug.

There will be more contests soon!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Archer snub

Hi all:

One good thing about writing a daily comic is if you have a "brain fart" and say you forget to include a fairly important star trek captain in a monthly poll you can sort of make up for this by having that captain in a cartoon down the road.  So sure enough in the coming weeks forgotten captain Archer will be mentioned in a Working Daze cartoon.  Thanks to those of you who have pointed out he was forgotten.  I guess because the show didn't run the typical trek seven seasons he slipped my mind.  My apologies to Mr. Bakula.  

Don't forget you can still post your entries to entry below and maybe win a new mug.  We are trying to update the mug to have Scott's art on it.  He's been drawing WD for a while now so I think it's high time he gets represented.  :)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Holiday Giveaway

Hi all,

Just tell us, how you've been a good geek (or regular person) this year by either emailing from the web site or leaving a comment here.  Scott and I will pick one lucky person to receive a free Working Daze mug.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Hi all:

Scott and I are doing our best to make Working Daze as fun and interesting to read as we can.  Sure it's only a little comic, it won't ever change the world but hopefully it will give readers a few smiles throughout the week.

We are also interested in the types of gags and situations you want to see.  In  the coming weeks (after the holidays) there will be Steven Colbert run (as Rita's crush) and we will be bringing in a cute female hypnotist to try to improve productivity.  We may even have some of gang go to our new president's inauguration.  They are just as exited about it as I am.  Funny it's like we share the same mind or something.

Let us know what you like and what you don't like.


Ok I have a new pet peeve, people talking on their cell phones in the supermarket and just standing there clogging up the isle as if they are the only people shopping.  It's happened to me a lot lately.  Minor I know.  I just find it weird that people have the need to talk on the phone while they are shopping for milk and stuff.