BRAIN Farts: December 2021

• Editor’s note: Here’s the last of my selected “Shop Talk” strips from this year’s run of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News. And yes, as of 2022 it will have been 30 years since the first one appeared..

Signed, sealed, and delivered: The final “Shop Talk” cartoon of 2021.

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11 Responses to “BRAIN Farts: December 2021”

  1. SAO' Says:

    30 years?!?!? Congrats and well done. The only thing I’ve ever done for 30 consecutive years is make an ass out of myself in public.

    My wife and I celebrated ten years of marital bliss this week. Pretty good, when you factor in we’ve been married for 23.

    (She failed to see the humor in that the first time I said it, so I only utter it when I know she’s not listening.)

    Again, chapeau!

  2. Herb from Michigan Says:

    I do find the humor in that but will not share with my better half of the last 46 years. You do learn eventually that what you find hilarious might get you withering looks or worse. I used to hate the comic strip “Pickles “ but now I read it most mornings and think “yup, ain’t that the truth”.
    Here’s to a better year for all Mad Dog readers.

    • SAO' Says:

      I love the way Dan Harris, the Ten Percent Happier guy puts it: Through mindfulness, you learn to control the impulse to say that one thing that will ruin the next 48 hours of your marriage.

  3. Pat O’Brien Says:

    Our bubble of 6 close friends, and getting closer all the time as the stupidity continues, met here yesterday for drinks, finger food, and Yahtzee. After that radio listening, reading, and off to bed.
    2022! Shit, I still have a kerosene lantern from Y2K.

    Patrick, I assume the new Mac Mini M1, damn that sounds like a rifle not a ‘puter, came with Monterey installed. What do you think of it so far?

    • SAO' Says:

      For sale: Used Mac Mini M1. Never been fired, only dropped once.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Paddy me lad, the Mini came with Big Sur, and we haven’t bumped it up to Monterey yet. I usually run all the installs available on a new Mac, but Migration Assistant took a good long while to shift everything over from Herself’s 2012 MacBook Pro, so we figured to let her have a little playtime before we go back into installation mode.

      I haven’t played with it at all. I’m deeply suspicious of all new whizbangs, whatchamacallits, and comosellamas. I’m still rocking High Sierra on my MBPs, and the MacBook Air, too (I think). But Herself likes it very much so far. She just took a 10-year leap forward in terms of computing technology.

  4. Libby Says:

    Thirty years! Congratulations! As for Stud: stand back! There’s going to be a flood.

  5. Eric J Pedersen Says:

    Yes, PO’G, congrats on 30 years of Shop Talk (or Shot Talk).
    Long(er) may you run.

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