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My great grandfather was a parachute tester for 30 years. He tested over 10,000 quality parachutes... and one that was defective.
I had an uncle who had a short-lived career in the circus as a human cannonball. It was short lived because he was hired, then fired, in the same night.
My aunt was a nonfiction writer. True story.
My grandfather was a duck (amphibious vehicle) driver in the war. He told me that all you had to do to qualify was 1. Fill your mouth with marbles. 2. Drive across a bridge and spit out a marble. 3. Drive back across the bridge, and spit out another marble. 4. Repeat until you've lost all your marbles, at which point you are deemed qualified to drive a duck.
My grandfather was an old Indian fighter.
My grandmother was an old Indian.
I want to die like my grandfather, quietly in my sleep. Not screaming and frantic, like his passengers.
My grandfather invented and machined custom parts for the Arch in St. Louis. No, really. The curving elevators inside that thing are unique in all the world and they function because of his contributions.
He was also a racist and a vociferous anti-Catholic, to the point where he CELEBRATED the JFK assassination...mine is a family of weirdos ><
4 posts, from authors with the same names as the 4 gospels, in order? Something is afoot.
I really hate to be that guy, but the song/show/line is: Nice Work If You Can Get It.
My first cousin twice removed is BBC TV presenter Peter Purves. Not exciting, I know, just wanted to say it.
My grandfather built dams. When asked, he always said, "I'm a dam builder!"
People thought he was pissed off a lot.
only thing with this is being able to explain yore relatives, and for me so far that boils down to a bit out of their mind and cool, or mostly unrelatable (no pun intended) and kind of odd. that said the part about the for sale signs was very funny.
Four good panels followed by four witty first comments. It's like a doubly good update.
Obviously, there are some strange occupations out there. My aunt was a psychic for a while until she was fired - she never saw it coming.
Be honest: This entire strip evolved out of the joke in panel 2, didn't it?
@Josh of July 23, 2014 Other things are at hand.
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