The Buckets by Greg Cravens

The Buckets

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  1. Number Six

    Number Six said, about 16 hours ago

    I feel the anger that influenced this strip. I also feel like killing motorists that use their horn rather than their brakes or use their horn unnecessarily.

  2. Number Six

    Number Six said, about 16 hours ago

    …maybe the word ‘killing’ was a little over the top.

    Strike that and alter it to ‘torturing’.

  3. Number Six

    Number Six said, about 15 hours ago

    As a cyclist (I can no longer afford to drive and prefer to protect the environment), I have become sick of motorist’s childish pranks of honking and bawling at me. One threw a missile which turned out to be a boiled sweet. His face was a picture when I calmly leaned down, unwrapped it and put it in my mouth!
    I also remember a passenger leaning out and trying to grab my handlebar! Had he been successful, I wouldn’t be here now.
    I now wear earphones which is ironically 10 times safer as it prevents me from being startled by such childish pranks. I apologize for the rant but it’s been 2 days since I took my medication and I won’t be able to pick up my prescription until Monday.

  4. Chrisstopher

    Chrisstopher said, about 15 hours ago

    @Number Six

    Number Six, has anyone ever told you that you’re full of number two? Lol Seriously though I had some jerk throw a cup of iced drink at me just for fun, so I feel for you.

  5. Cozmik Cowboy

    Cozmik Cowboy said, about 14 hours ago

    That’s a darn shame, 6 – but, as a professional driver, be assured that an amazing amount of my time spent, not being aware of bicycles, not respecting their right to the road, but taking active measures to assure I don’t kill them as they do stupid sh*t. I agree with your green leanings & think it would be wonderful if most motor vehicles – espcially in cities – were repalced with human driven ones; that said, however, until you folks learn that your moral superiority does not make you invulnerable to 40 tons of steel, bicyclists as a class will remain a hazard to one and all.
    And Toby – right on!!

  6. Number Six

    Number Six said, about 13 hours ago

    @Cozmik Cowboy

    Oh I appreciate motorists don’t have a monopoly on stupidity and that it works both ways – much like racism.
    Thanks, C.Cowboy and Christoppher for your input on the problem!

  7. Greg Cravens

    Greg Cravens GoComics PRO Member said, about 13 hours ago

    @Cozmik Cowboy

    I’ve heard a lot about the ‘moral high ground’ that bicyclers are supposed to occupy, but haven’t seen it around here. I do have two friends that were put in the hospital by car driving pranksters, and my brother had beer bottles thrown at him for having the temerity to ride a bike in front of a couple of guys. Recently my town had bike lanes put in, and the levels of self aggrandizing have risen greatly, but mostly from drivers who claim they ’can’t see bikes and certainly aren’t going to change the way they drive to accommodate them’. The stereotype of the arrogant bicycler is so ubiquitous that it must be true somewhere at some time, but not around here. Around here, it’s mostly bicyclers who are bullied and (literally) driven off the roads.

  8. Number Six

    Number Six said, about 13 hours ago

    I’d like to see the day when private vehicles are banned from city centres and can’t wait for driverless vehicles. As a society, we’ve become far too self entitled. Let’s not forget that cyclists were here first and at the end of the day, more vulnerable!

  9. Greg Cravens

    Greg Cravens GoComics PRO Member said, about 13 hours ago

    Also, this comic strip is about littering and video game mentality. I get such a kick out of the odd directions we go in the comment sections every day. Let’s talk about religion and politics next!!

  10. Ziveron

    Ziveron said, about 12 hours ago

    I don’t think this is exclusive to a videogame mentality. After all, people have been killing each other for doing things they don’t like for thousands of years.

  11. Retired Dude

    Retired Dude said, about 11 hours ago

    @Number Six

    I’d like to see the day when cyclists obey the rules of the road and stop running stop signs and red lights. I have NEVER seen a bicycle rider obey traffic signals and signs if they could get away with running them.

  12. Number Six

    Number Six said, about 11 hours ago

    @Greg Cravens

    Sorry but I also see it as a comment on selfish and inconsiderate drivers.
    I regularly used to get honked and shouted at by drivers cycling to my former job when I changed lanes, even though I indicated and was at least 50 yards in front.
    I don’t have a death wish!

  13. Number Six

    Number Six said, about 11 hours ago

    …and if I want to go right, I’ll damn well go right!

  14. sbwertz

    sbwertz said, about 10 hours ago

    Bicycles scare me witless. When I was learning to drive, a couple of kids came out of an alley on bicycles. The first one was looking over his shoulder at the other, shot out from between two parked cars, and broadsided my car. I heard the rear wheels crush the bicycle and thought I had killed the kid! Fortunately he was thrown clear and only his bicycle was crushed.

    To this day, almost sixty years later, passing a cyclist on a street is a white knuckle experience.

  15. Number Six

    Number Six said, about 10 hours ago

    @Retired Dude

    Like I said earlier, your comment also applies to motorists.
    I was run down on a roundabout and the motorist admitted he wasn’t paying attention. I’ve also had near misses walking on crossings when cars drive through red lights.
    I am currently pursuing a claim against a 92 year old driver who cut me up on a junction and drove away. Only the next day did he bother to report it and we met (much to the embarrassment of the desk sergeant) when I called in the same station to give details of witnesses.
    How I controlled myself I’ll never know.

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