Pluggers by Gary Brookins

Pluggers

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  1. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    That is one thing they did perfect in the last 20 years, is to have a clock that does work…

  2. phelpsgates

    phelpsgates said, over 2 years ago

    It’s nice to have a clock that works now, but every time Daylight Saving Time changes, you have to get out the owner’s manual to figure out how to set it.

  3. FlyerTom

    FlyerTom said, over 2 years ago

    My Dodge Caravan back in the ‘80s required two buttons be pushed simultaneously to set the clock. Since they were in awkward positions to press with one hand, one had to use both hands. It was hard trying to hold the owner’s manual open and balance yourself on the center console.
    Ergonomics? Bah!

  4. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It wasn’t difficult either. Just pull the stem out and turn it until you’re at the right time.

  5. miqq1234

    miqq1234 said, over 2 years ago

    ….and the trip odometer

  6. MiHorn

    MiHorn GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    And the ads say (in really tiny print) “don’t drive distracted”.

  7. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    hah. and every spring and fall when I have to adjust the clock, just like clockwork (ha!), I get the instruction booklet out of the
    glove compartment
    _
    that’s what they used to call the little area with a door on it on the dashboard on the passenger side—-
    I would think that they have an different name for it in these electronic beasts we have now….come to think of it, glove compartments were never used for gloves, anyway

  8. Perkycat

    Perkycat said, over 2 years ago

    @phelpsgates

    That is so true!! We have all the bells and whistles but can’t change the clock. And you have forgotten how by the time you have to do it again.

  9. danny56

    danny56 said, over 2 years ago

    @phelpsgates & @FlyerTom, & @Perkycat – Our clock is so hard to set that we just leave it on DST (as that’s longer). The rest of the year, we just subtract an hour from the displayed time. It’s easier, and no need for the manual. :-)

  10. Unca Jim

    Unca Jim said, over 2 years ago

    …and comes that wonderful day that you went in for an oil and filter change and some ‘technician’ disconnected the battery for some tham ding or other, and the rest of the day waz spent re-setting the radio controls, the door-lock code, the compass, auto-lock and a dozen other things that I forget (and will forget again!) before it’s time for a late supper !!

  11. dirgis3

    dirgis3 said, over 2 years ago

    I have a cell phone that lives in the car and makes and receives calls ONLY. I was hiding it until my son said not to worry: no one would WANT to steal it!

  12. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    This plugger is going to turn around and head home to look at EBay, Craig’s list and Cars.com, where he can find a well preserved used car that is simpler and a lot cheaper.

  13. KC

    KC said, over 2 years ago

    Way too much crap on cars these days. As far as I’m concerned, GPS, DVD, Bluetooth, Sirius etc…. is all JUNK! It adds a huge mark-up to the cost of the vehicle and it’s all prone to break and cost a fortune to fix. Worst part is, you can’t buy a new car without all this crap because most of it comes standard anymore. A car is made for going A to B, not as an entertainment system. Teach your kids to play I spy or something else while you cart them to soccer practice.

  14. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    OK, why?
    I usually take my smart phone with me. I can charge it in the car, connect it to the audio system if I want or need to (rarely, because I don’t spend my day talking on the phone and few people call me.)
    Updating maps in a car’s GPS is more expensive than updating stand alone units. We have one of those, but I rarely use it.
    My phone has GPS and access to maps if I need them.
    I just look at an internet map of my destination before I start driving and memorize the map.
    Once I’ve done that, I can usually navigate without any additional assistance from a GPS.
    Do I get lost? Rarely.
    Sometimes I take a scenic route, but I love road trips. Getting to a destination is a big part of the adventure.

  15. Sangelia

    Sangelia said, over 2 years ago

    You better be talking about physical disability and NOT mental disability there bub.

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