Comic #283.

Why is it that the size of the television set you want is in inverse proportion to your ability to pay for it? I mean, is a 65″ screen too much to ask for? Apparently so. Tell you what, I’ll put it on my Amazon Wish List and if somebody gets me one, I’ll draw a picture of their dog. Deal?

11 Responses to 436

  1. I don’t know about a 65″ but I’m reminded of a post Howard Taylor (creator of “Schlock Mercenary”) wrote about a similar situation. He made a careful cost/benefit analyses and realized that he simply couldn’t afford to *NOT* buy a nice, big screen TV.

    He got a “Vizio 50β€³ plasma, set me back $890 + $80 service plan + tax at Sam’s Club in Provo, Utah. I wall-mounted it at a slight angle”.

    If it’s good enough for him it’s good enough for you. Read the full post at this link.

    Hope this helps you in your quest for a big screen TV. I may not be able to buy one for you but using Howard’s arguments you might just be able to convince Lena that an off brand 50″ plasma for under a thousand bucks might just be the best purchase you would possibly make. πŸ™‚

  2. What the… awaiting moderation? What happened to the instant gratification?

    More importantly, where is my beloved editing feature? πŸ™

    EDIT: Now I am really confused. I can edit the second post but not the first? I also don’t see any “awaiting moderation” note on my second post.

    Oh, another thing. Traveling back in the archives appears to be somewhat difficult. Can you give a direct link to the page you mention instead of making us search for it please?

    PS. I’m sure it’s probably obvious but just as a note. Scroll up when you click on the link I posted. The article is not part of the comments.

    • Toma02: The moderation bit happens when you post a link. The spam catcher thinks it might be spam, so no instant modification. I might be able to fix it so you can register and post links if you are a known subscriber. I’ll look into it.

      Did you see the search box at the top of every page? Just put the number of the comic in their and “poof” you’ll find that comic. (:

      Thank you for all your comments. It helps me make this a better site.

      TV: There isn’t too much convincing me on the big television. We just need to save up the dollars. I want a new big ass flat screen TV so bad, I can taste it!

  3. @Toma02: Direct link! Excellent idea, I should have thought of that myself. Done.

    The spam catcher just did what it does, which is to flag anything it thinks looks suspicious. Even I have to go back and approve my own comments when they contain links. The upside is that it snags well over a hundred spam comments a day, so without the catcher this comment board would be completely unreadable.

    • Just FYI, when I click the link to comic #238 the screen refreshes and I still see comic #436, even though the URL specifies 238. I have to click the link, and then click “previous” to see #238.

      Looks like the URL in the link is wrong and it’s redirecting to the default – which is the most recent page.

  4. I’m waiting for flatscreens in the, ohhhh, 42″ and up range to fall to $200 – $300, THEN I’m buying one*. I am a very patient woman, what can I say. I was TV-less for about a year when my circa 1989 32″ died, then I bought a new flat-tube 20″. I’m a little disappointed with the size of it, but the tube televisions larger than 20″, while within my budget, are just too damn heavy to carry.

    *second-hand, if need be!

  5. No need to fix anything for me Lena. Now that I understand how your spam catcher works, I’m fine with the situation. I’m glad to have helpful things to say. Nice change up from all the complaining I do on so many other webcomics. πŸ˜›

    I tried the search box and it worked. I was also able to find other numbers easily such as 238 (which was a typo on my part) or 405. However, with other numbers, like 200, 365 or 9, it doesn’t. Still some bugs I guess. That’s fine though cause I experimented with the archives. It’s not as hard as I assumed it would be. I found the comic in under a minute of searching.

    Direct links are always useful though. The king of them is Magellan, I think. He gives a link everytime there is a storyline or character that hasn’t been around for awhile. Must take a fair bit of work to manage.