The Unsearchable Ones

The HIJINKS ENSUE STORE Is where you can buy stuff that I made! It supports me and my family and keeps this little operation going.

Funny T-Shirts, Geeky shirts, Doctor who parody shirts, Team Edward James Olmos shirt, Groverfield Shirt, Sci-Five Star Trek Parody T-Shirt in The HijiNKS ENSUE Store

There are two lies in the above comic. 1) Josh would never “Bing” anything, and 2) The Apple Store would never deny Josh anything. They simply pull up his purchase history, count the copious amounts of zeroes, and immediately start peeling grapes for him. I, on the other hand, being the guy that buys a new computer every 4+ years, a new pair of phones every other generation and a new ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ELSE EVER, get the standard “this is out of warranty and even though there was a recall it only applies to everyone in the world BUT you” treatment.

When the Macbook Pros came out in 2007, I made my switch to Mac as did my wife. A little over a year later people were noticing that the power supply cables were coming unsheathed and fraying all over the place and, in some cases, catching fire. Apple started replacing them free of charge to avoid a class action suit (though I believe there was eventually a suit and a settlement). Once day my wife’s power supply cable up and caught on fire while it was plugged into her computer. It burst into flame EXACTLY where her leg would have been, had she been using it at the time. I knew about the issue and brought both of our power supplies in for replacement. The Genius on hand told me he could replace the one that had already combusted, but not the one that was in grave danger of combusting since it was still in it’s pre-combusted state. So I went home, set it on fire with a lighter, brought it back to the Apple store and got a replacement.

COMMENTERS: Give me your best computer repair/ tech support/ massive malfunction story. Was the dumbness on your head or theirs? Every try to return something that you clearly ruined through your own stupidity? A buddy of mine once returned a CF-Card sized micro hard drive that his cat had peed on. Luckily the Best Buy employees aren’t in the habit of sniffing every return.

If you used to get HE in your email inbox through Feedburner (a service I stopped using this year because Google stopped supporting it), this service seems to offer the same functionality for free.

Just plugin the HE RSS feed [http://hijinksensue.com/feed/] and your email address.

Culturally Biased

Team Edward [James Olmos] Shirts at Topatoco!

NEW HE PODCAST [episode 78] IS HERE! Hours of extra podcast are HERE for Vault Subscribers.

Check out my good friend Tom Brislin’s video-song cover of Joe Jackson’s “Steppin’ Out.” HE Podcast listeners will know Tom as the man behind our theme song and interstitial music.

UPDATE:

COMMENTERS: Give me some more categories and questions that would give Watson’s filthy human opponents an unfair advantage. Or give me some that he would dominate at.

Under The Bridge Downtown: Epilogue

The swap meet will live on, Rob… in our hearts. [queue theme song]

Final super special thanks to Rob D of Cyanide and Happiness for guest starring in this series of comics.

Do you guys want a big (11X17) print with all 4 of the “Under The Bridge Downtown” comics on it? Say for $15? Comment below.

UPDATE: Here’s a mock up at 11X14. I was kind of surprised that the comics still read well when chopped up and reformatted into a 4 panel format.
UPDATE 2: It’s in the store for a limited time! Get it while you can.

Under The Bridge Downtown Print
BUY THE PRINT HERE!

HEY DALLAS, TX AREA FANCY BASTARDS!
DALLAS WEBCOMICS EXPO IS THIS WEEKEND!!!

The Dallas Webcomics Expo – Aug 21 in Plano, TX
With Something*Positive, Cyanide and Happiness, Gastrophobia and Complex Actions
MORE INFO

Here are some more shows I am doing in the next few weeks:

Baltimore Comic-Con: Aug 28-29 @ in Baltimore, MD
MORE INFO

Dallas Animefest: Sept 3rd – Sept 6th, 2010 Dallas, TX @ Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion
with Shortpacked and Two Lumps
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Under The Bridge Downtown Pt. 3

To be concluded in “Under The Bridge Downtown: Epilogue”.

I’ve been having a ton of fun with this experiment in brief, contained continuity. If you like it, I may inject a bit more of it from time to time. I might do a big, 4 comic tall poster of these when I’m done. Any interest in that sort of thing?

Additional special thanks to Rob D of Cyanide and Happiness for guest staring in this series of comics.

COME OUT TO ONE OF THESE SHOWS!!!

DWEX 2010: THIS IS NEXT WEEKEND!!!
The Dallas Webcomics Expo – Aug 21 in Plano, TX
With Something*Positive, Cyanide and Happiness, Gastrophobia and Complex Actions
MORE INFO

Baltimore Comic-Con: Aug 28-29 @ in Baltimore, MD
MORE INFO

Dallas Animefest: Sept 3rd – Sept 6th, 2010 Dallas, TX @ Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion
with Shortpacked and Two Lumps
MORE INFO

UPDATE: The print is in the store for a limited time! Get it while you can.

Under The Bridge Downtown Print
BUY THE PRINT HERE!

Under The Bridge Downtown Pt. 2

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER CONVENTION APPEARANCES

DWEX 2010: THIS IS NEXT WEEKEND!!!
The Dallas Webcomics Expo – Aug 21 in Plano, TX
With Something*Positive, Cyanide and Happiness, Gastrophobia and Complex Actions
MORE INFO

Baltimore Comic-Con: Aug 28-29 @ in Baltimore, MD
MORE INFO

Dallas Animefest: Sept 3rd – Sept 6th, 2010 Dallas, TX @ Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion
with Shortpacked and Two Lumps
MORE INFO

Special thanks to Rob D of Cyanide and Happiness for guest staring in the comics this week.

It’s been nice taking a break this week from making fun of geek pop culture and just making fun of some freakin’ weirdos that hang around under an overpass once or twice a month (for context see Part 1). There is something I realized about the First Saturday Sale computer swap meet and its seemingly endless supply of bizarre shit and even more bizarre characters. It’s not about the “why” as much as it is about the “when” and the “where”. You see, it doesn’t matter why you’re gathering under an overpass in the middle of the night in a sketchy neighborhood. You could be selling broken laptops or running a dog fighting ring. All that matters is that you are somewhere that you aren’t supposed to be at a time when you should be home in bed (had you any sense). I think that’s what creates the magic.

UPDATE: The print is in the store for a limited time! Get it while you can.

Under The Bridge Downtown Print
BUY THE PRINT HERE!

Commenters!
I challenge you to reminisce about finding, buying or stumbling upon old hardware (computers, games, whatever) and testifying as to how you enjoyed it or put it to use.