• Matt [in Middletown]

    Happy Birthday!
    How was the day?
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    (Will “background Carl” from panels three and four from previous page die horribly?)

    • DeNitro

      Happy Birthday,,
      Sure it was a great day, after all, 30th means.. “Ah man, I’m not in my twentys anymore,, good thing I have 10 to 20 years until I actually start to feel old.” :-)
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      (Encouraging the mob to chant) “Save Carl, Save Carl, Save Carl!”

      • Matt [in Middletown]

        Carl is safe as long as he doesn’t make any sudden movements.
        Everyone knows that when you start approaching our ages your vision becomes more motion based.
        😉

      • Honza Prchal

        We like to call that living past your warranties, mate.

        • DeNitro

          You get warranties? LoL
          Yet, I get the meaning, after translation to a hardware geek term,
          “Scrap, beyond MTBF rating.”
          :-)

      • Keith Schiffner

        ah you poor innocent fool. Just remember, if you haven’t grown up by the time you are 50…nyah nyah! I’m not telling!

        • DeNitro

          Stop it, your flattering me,, ;-)
          . It’s nice to appear young,, at least once a decade.
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          Trust me, I know that “old feeling” I was joking of.
          . Nearly three decades since I was that one thinking 30 was old.

          • Keith Schiffner

            my body turned 80 before I turned 35…about the only thing not giving up is the ol’ ticker, liver and kidneys. Hips have been shot since 97′, blew up the shoulders in the early 90’s (yeah by 30 I was using bursitis to predict weather) I wont even go into the back. Having to be different it’s not lower, it’s upper.

          • DeNitro

            I do feel for you mate, there truly is no joy in feeling like a old ford pickup they stopped making replacement parts for. And just like that truck, if you do get one thing fixed, two more will break tomorrow.

            We could go on for far too long comparing ailments, but this isn’t that forum. Let’s just agree, “You don’t want mine anymore than I want yours.” :-)

          • Keith Schiffner

            Eh, let’s just say I’m that nameless schmuck in “A New Hope” who loses an arm and croaks…it’s inevitable. I will do everything right and it wont matter.

    • HE’S ALREADY DEAD

  • Delta-v

    Happy birthday, Dan, In a few more years you’ll be half as old as I am. How a bout that for a scary thought. ^^

  • Honza Prchal

    How not to talk to cranky, self-pitying men of action … lesson number umptygajillion.

    Either that or foreshadowing an imminent plot twist where the Doc, or even Nightshade, says something like, “Tenzin, I am your mother. Look into your feelings. You KNOW this to be true.”

    • Matt [in Middletown]

      “Tenzin, I am your FATHER! Go to your room and think about what you’ve done! Finish your homework, and you’re grounded for a month!”