So, today is the kind of day that you trust nothing that you read online.
Especially from cartoonists/comic artists.
One year a bunch of syndicated artists traded drawing their strips. Occasionally webcomic artists do the same. The best trick was one year that a group of them wrote that they had decided to get out of doing comics and that another artist would be taking over for them. If you only read one strip, you would have been fooled. Fortunately, I was reading all of them, and found the circle of deceit.It was fun later that year to meet one of the artists at Wondercon and tell them they had gotten me.
I am fortunate that my best friends were never into fooling each other. I think we all feared retaliation and escalation.
So I will leave with two facts.
First, today is the birthday of a friend. And I feel sorry for him on his birthday every year.
Second, I've been in Emeryville now for four years. This morning on my ride in to work, I saw my first (pair of) raccoon. Jennifer and I encountered a family of skunks the night we were walking back from seeing "Man of Steel," but these are the first raccoon. But in their defense, it is garbage pickup day.