Real Life Adventures by Gary Wise and Lance Aldrich

Real Life Adventures

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  1. finkd

    finkd said, about 3 years ago

    Sounds like an episode of “Home Improvement” with Tim Allen.

  2. BROOKfan

    BROOKfan said, about 3 years ago

    In block #3 of the accident report form I put “Trying to do the
    job alone” as the cause of the accident. In your letter you
    said that I should explain more fully and I trust that the
    following details should be sufficient.

    I’m a bricklayer by trade. On the date of the accident I was
    working alone on the roof of a new 3 story building. When I
    completed my work I discovered I had about 300 pounds of brick
    left over. Rather than carry the bricks down by hand I decided
    to lower them in a barrel by using a pulley that was attached to
    the side of the building at the 3rd floor. Securing the rope at
    ground level I went to to the roof swung the barrel out and
    loaded the bricks into it. Then I went back to the ground and
    untied the rope while holding it tightly to insure a slow
    descent of the three hundred pounds of bricks.

    You will note in block #2 of the accident report form that I
    stated I weighed 165 pounds. Due to my surprise at being jerked
    off the ground so suddenly I lost my presence of mind and did
    not let go of the rope. Needless to say, I proceeded at a
    rather rapid rate up the side of the building. In the middle of
    the second floor I met the barrel coming down. This explains
    the fractured skull and broken collar bone.

    Slowed down only slightly by the barrel I continued my rapid
    ascent, not stopping until my right hand was two knuckles deep
    into the pulley. Fortunately, I retained conciousness and was
    able to hold tightly to the rope in spite of my pain and

    At approximately the same time, however, the barrel of bricks
    hit the ground and the bottom of the barrel broke out. Devoid
    of the weight of the bricks the barrel weighed approximately 50
    pounds. I refer you again to my weight in box #2. As you might
    imagine, I began a rather rapid descent down the side of the
    building. In the middle of the second floor, I again met the
    barrel coming up. This accounts for my two fractured ankles and
    lacerations of my legs and lower body. This encounter with the
    barrel slowed me enough to lessen injuries when I fell onto the
    pile of bricks. Fortunately only three vertebrate were cracked.

    I’m sorry to report however as I lay there on the bricks, in
    pain, unable to stand or move, I lost my presence of mind and
    let go of the rope. The empty barrel, weighing more than the
    rope, came back down and broke both of my legs.

    I hope I furnished the information that you need to complete the
    processing of my claim and that you understand how the accident
    occurred by trying to do the job alone.

  3. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 3 years ago


    There is a Ray Stevens song based on that.

  4. punmeister

    punmeister said, about 3 years ago

    Maybe the screwdriver in his hand was the kind made with vodka and orange juice. That would explain the rest of it.

  5. Bob

    Bob GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Old song “Why Paddy is not at work today”

  6. hltrim52

    hltrim52 said, about 3 years ago

    Just like “Tim The Tool Man Taylor”.

  7. cdward

    cdward said, about 3 years ago

    I knew the NSA had gotten out of control. They’ve even been spying on how I do all my home improvements.

  8. olddog1

    olddog1 said, about 3 years ago


    Laurel and Hardy film routine. May even predate that.

  9. Kim0158

    Kim0158 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Sounds like the time I presented at the ER telling them, “I stabbed myself with my pruning shears.” Or my husband’s, “I shot myself with a nail gun” (two times, in fact).

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