How to Help Realign Someone's World View

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Before I get down to business, I should mention that my friends over at Cakewrecks have done a post based on my writing style

I should also mention that I once again have signed copies of my first two books available for sale in my store!

The weekly subscription/Amazon report:

The Amazon Affiliate links  (USUKCanada) have really kicked in, which is 100% due to the efforts of all of you who have used them. Thank you.

We’re closing in on 300 subscribers, and I’m delighted!

Yes, that is less than half way to the eventual goal, but this isn’t Kickstarter. It’s not like I don’t see a dime until I get to the magic number of 800. I have nearly 300 paying customers, and if you do the math, you’ll see that’s not an insignificant amount of extra income. We have quite a way to go, but we’ve come a long way already!

So, if you’re already a subscriber, thank you. If you’re not, please consider subscribing! It works out to $30 a year, and you get to see my spelling and grammar errors in higher resolution and before nonsubscribers! 

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Reader Comments (16)

I'll say that I really enjoy this comic and just leave it at that...

May 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAl

I lolled at "Better than expected! I was watching him on television right?"

May 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterckikilwai

I was expecting a Micheal Bay style exploding chimp ending. Still funny though.

May 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterhwuu

Monkeys also fling poo. Which explains most online discussion forum behavior in Western society as well.

May 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaco

Just was on Amazon and they had a note on the page the link goes to saying that "This item is under review" and that I couldn't buy it from them at this time. You might want to look into that. I was about to go buy your book and some other stuff too.

May 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMark

hey! my bike, upon which i commuted today, makes no noise, unless i scream at the drivers who do something stupid. and lord only knows i cant go fast any more

my motorcycle, which is for sale by the way, has an exhaust pipe which lessens the engine noise


May 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterirrogical

You "onse" again have signed copies of your book? I'm not subscribing until you use spell check.

May 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJames


May 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaa

Panel 2 is pure, unadulterated truth.

May 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCraash420

Now, while plenty of people around here do drive SUVs, they're in the minority. Typical cars are not bigger than they need to be, as I only have a couple of inches headroom at best and sometimes none.

My headphones are pretty typical, they have a sound I'm happy with and a logo less than half an inch high.

I live in Western civilisation, but I do not live in America. I think you've kinda overlooked Europe, the UK and Australasia in your definition of "Western civilisation".

No argument with the motorbikes, though.

May 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

Glad to see you took (what I'm claiming is) my advice and added a color border to the ads - they pop nicely now.

May 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterZoltan

As someone else said, your book is "under review. " I am most worried for you, I hope everything turns out okay. Not sure what they have to "review."

May 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSaith

Brilliant. Depressing, but brilliant.

May 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSimes

I live in a tiny country in Asia where any land that isn't composed of vertical surfaces is taken up by rice farms or apartment buildings. People will still buy so-called SUVs of the type that takes up way more space than normal cars and don't actually have improved off-road functionality (many also drive like shit while slamming on the horns at anything that gets in their way). Bikes that are way too fast or way too loud, motorcycles driving on pedestrian sidewalks? check. People sporting small, noisy electronics? check. Brain-numbing reality shows where every participant is clamoring for undeserved attention? check. It's not just Western society that may be understood by looking to the gas can monkey.

May 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSunshine

I think you should replace the term "Western society" in this comic with "all of humanity."

July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

It's not just western society. It's society in general.

June 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMr X
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