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Test Drive Into Paterson, New Jersey Proves Scary

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I was, to really no one’s surprise, afraid for my life. As soon as the light switched to green, I zoomed forward, spotted where the courthouse was, as well as its parking lot, and immediately got the frak out of there. If there’s one part of New Jersey I’ll be happy to never visit again, it’s Paterson (at least the seven streets I saw, that is).

Question of the day: Do you do test drives too or just wing it the day of wherever it is you have to go?

I’m sticking with you
‘Cos I’m made out of glue
Anything that you might do
I’m gonna do too

– “I’m Sticking With You” by The Velvet Underground

Written by Paul

December 13, 2008 at 10:10 am

Posted in cars, comics, drama, scaredy cat

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Evil Mail Fairy of Bad News = 1, Me = 0

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Yes, jury duty time. And the crowd goes wild. I’ve been lucky enough to avoid being called twice before. Once I was away at college, and other time I’d just moved up to North Jersey. This time, however, they’ve really slapped me silly. The dates I’m to serve? December 23 and December 24. One of those is Christmas Eve, people. Can you taste the awesomeness yet?

Family members comfort me with the thought that they probably won’t set a trial over Christmas, but who knows. I’m quite the luck-sucker. So stay tuned…

Also, check out My Life in a Cube for some guest artwork from little ol’ me!

You’ve got the cool water
When the fever runs high
You’ve got the look of lovelight in your eyes
And I was in crazy motion
‘Til you calmed me down
It took a little time
But you calmed me down

– “Something So Right” by Paul Simon

Written by Paul

November 12, 2008 at 7:53 pm

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Awkwardness Arises, Kitty Cat Distracts

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Er, moving on…

I attempted to do a guest comic for Real Life Comics, but considering that I’m just a tiny minnow in a big ol’ pond my submission was consummately ignored–not even a reply or hey, thanks–and that its guest comic grace period is now over I’ll just post it here. Enjoy. Sometimes I try, sometimes I don’t. Either way, it’s the same uphill battle:


Cause it seems I get so hung up on
The history of what’s gone wrong
And the hope of a new day
Is sometimes hard to see

– “Up and Up” by Relient K

Written by Paul

November 1, 2008 at 6:32 pm

All the Same Words in Politics

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Hey, if you can’t wait for this election to be over and done with and just out of our minds say…poppycock.


And I wish I could tell you that it ended happy
Pretend like his bones weren’t practically snapping
Pretend like her gills didn’t dry up and suffer
But that’s a half dead pirate and a fish out of water
No lie, scouts honor, got a million more

– “The Harbor is Yours” by Aesop Rock

Written by Paul

October 7, 2008 at 8:27 pm

Snob Lotion, It’s Perfect for Snobs

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You tell ’em, stranger!

Okay, in order to catch up here at MyLifeComics, I’m posting TWO comics a day until Friday hits. Isn’t that a bunch of awesome? You don’t have to answer that. It was rhetorical.

Headlights crest the hill
Shadows pass her by and out of sight
Annie sees her dreams:
Friday BINGO, pigeons in the park

– “Annie Waits” by Ben Folds Five

Written by Paul

September 22, 2008 at 6:02 pm

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Marywood University and the Lost Omelette

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When I say that the omelette line sort of reminded me of those zombie movies where all the living dead are pushing themselves upon one another because they have no brains and just want fleshy food to feast upon, I am not exaggerating.

Okay, I am. But that’s not the point! It got crowded, and it got crowded fast. The not-pleasant lady behind the counter either forgot my omelette or some doofus took it before I could realize mine was called. Now, considering I took three steps to my right and ended up at a second omelette bar, I was not too mad.

On a slightly related note, the spellchecker here at WordPress keeps telling me I’m spelling omelette wrong (they prefer omelet). I’m not. That is all. I’ll have my people bill your people.

Did I slip? I know I stumbled
Did I trip? ‘Cause I know I fell
All’s I know is I’ll wake up here in my clothes tomorrow
But oh, girl I wish I knew you well
But oh, girl I wish I knew you well
But I’m just sayin’ hi, to your answering bell

– “Answering Bell” by Ryan Adams

Written by Paul

September 6, 2008 at 9:59 pm

The Friend Curse: Return of the Living Dread

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Fetal position for the win?

Anyways, I’m not going to be explaining the friend curse just yet. I’m saving that for a future project, but I’m sure you get the handle of things here. Hopefully. Maybe. Carry on…

Written by Paul

September 4, 2008 at 7:49 pm

Tara’s Birthday, Now with Familial Drama

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That be sarcasm there in the final panel, for the slow and unknowing.

I’m not going to say any more of the situation except that whiffleball, wine, and cake helped slice the tension.

Written by Paul

August 30, 2008 at 9:23 pm

#389 – Vacation Ends

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Guess who didn’t feel like drawing people for this comic? Go on. Guess.

Hey, who else heard about Batman going a little batty? Where was my old man crush, Sir Michael Caine, when all of this was going on? Where oh where? WHERE WAS BRUCE’S BRITISHY VOICE OF REASON?

Snapple Real Facts #197: The first person crossed Niagara Falls by tightrope in 1859.

The minute you walked in the joint
I could see you were a man of distinction
A real big spender
Good looking, so refined
Say wouldn’t you like to know what’s going on in my mind

– “Big Spender” by Queen

Written by Paul

July 23, 2008 at 12:00 am

#385 – Bitsy Goes Golfing

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Yes, another golfing comic. Deal with it. In fact, there’ll be a third one in the upcoming days. Yes, I’m a wee bit more active these days. Long gone are the days where I go to Quiznos, chat up the locals, and draw about the mayhem that ensues…

Bitsy, pay attention to this paragraph. Animal Crossing: City Folk was just announced today, and you can check out the trailer for it here! It’s for the Wii, and you take a bus into the city where all the shops, plus new ones, seem to be. Other than that and a few new holidays to be celebrated, it seems to be the same game as AC: WW, but it is hard to tell. Will have to wait for more information. This might be the sole reason to buy a Wii, I tell you:

Get down, summer in the city!

Get down, summer in the city!

Fuck yes!

Also, Joss Whedon fans unite! Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is absolutely wonderful and well worth watching. It’s got a great cast, a fun plot, and silly songs. By the gods of Kobol are the songs catchy! And it’ll only be up for a short time so get on it now. Okay, that’s enough outta me.

Snapple Real Facts #68: The longest one-syllable word is “screeched.”

It started out as a feeling
Which then grew into hope
Which then turned into a quiet thought
Which then turned into a quiet word

– “The Call” by Regina Spektor

Written by Paul

July 17, 2008 at 12:00 am