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Those of you with keen memories may recognize the beanbags from much earlier in the comic. Not sure if that’s the first time they were featured, but I’ve always drawn them as the main furnishings of Jess and Edward’s apartment. I actually had a beanbag like the yellow one at one point. If memory serves a girl I was dating was going to throw it out and I took it because it was still good. No idea what happened to it, but I know that my friend Chris fell asleep on it a bunch of times. While my cat, which he was allergic to, climbed up and sat on him. So he would go home with a runny nose and watery eyes. In spite of this he loved that cat.

I finally got my flat tire sorted out the other day. It was something like $150 for the thing. Got me to thinking that you never really hear about any particular advances in tire technology. It seem to me that in the 40 years that I’ve been alive tires are essentially unchanged. I wonder if that’s by design. I mean you’d lose a lot of money if tires never went flat and lasted a lifetime, right? On the one hand, if that’s the case, I understand the economics. If you make it so tires last forever lots of jobs are lost.

When I was a kid we had a big freezer that was near 100 years old. It was so well made it got passed down trough the family. The company that made it didn’t exist by the time we got it because they made them so well they stopped being able to sell the things. Isn’t that a shame? Quality craftsmanship ruined them. I remember looking up the company when I was in High school but I no longer remember the name.