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An ordained Dudist Priest and generally good at takin' 'er easy and of course, abidin'. Ex-dancer,actor.Known to say "No Worries, mate" and "Cool Runnings, man"

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  1. over 3 years ago on Zen Pencils

    I have spent much of life in “the business”, over 50 years man and boy in the performing arts, and I can tell you with great assurance that it is one of the very few professions with a 99.8% failure rate. It you are interested in the fame, or the money, then you may get it, but more likely you won’t, and be one of the 98.8 % who are unemployed in this profession, or like the bulk of the remainder, working as sessions musicians for no recognition and poor to middling pay – some earn enough enough to bring up a family in reasonable way, but few take down top earnings. Trust me, there are better ways to hit your head against a wall. And better ways to live a happy life.

    If music is your passion, then none of that counts for anything, and you will do your music, no matter what, because that is your passion, it is why you live, and neither fame nor failure will hold meaning or terror. But if you want to be famous, a star, or rich, then this simply isn’t a reason to be in it, an even if you succeed, you will not be happy, for fame is a fleeting thing, and provides no comfort and no joy, and riches are only a thing one can use or abuse. It is passion and love that make whatever you do fulfilling, and if you love music, and love performing, then you will prosper, even if you never get a solid gig.

    So my advice is don’t strive to be a rock star, strive to be a good artist and enjoy and be fulfilled by your work. If you can do that, the the act of getting up on stage becomes unimportant to you, only the joy of letting your instrument speak your heart’s understanding will be, and that way lies a happier life.

  2. over 3 years ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    He did? Darnit! You ruined Star Wars for me! I was gonna watch it sometime…..

  3. over 3 years ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    What the heck have you got against Texas? Anyway, if anything secedes, it will be New York City, just because.

  4. almost 4 years ago on Pibgorn

    I shall endeavour to pass that on.

  5. almost 4 years ago on Pibgorn

    Wolfie! Long time no hear over at the Couch. Hope all is well for you and the wolflings….

  6. almost 4 years ago on Pibgorn

    Annie, that’s called Bokeh, and yes, very nicely done – it was the first thing I thought when I saw the panel.

  7. almost 10 years ago on Alley Oop

    Or a few hours, depending on how much “faster than light” you are going, and the real distance between the two planets – say that earth2 is in the exact same orbit as earth 1, but on the far side of the sun – which actually was a film made back in the 70’s, BTW (Journey to Far Side of the Sun) – so we know that it take 8 minutes for the light of the Sun to reach the earth, and the same then for earth two, so sixteen minutes – however, you can’t fly directly there, you have to go around the sun, and you don’t want to go too close to the sun, for various reasons, so let’s say you take a point further along the Earth orbital path, let’s call that another 8 minutes, then stop and tack towards the new earth – well what do you know, still under an hour….

  8. almost 10 years ago on Non Sequitur

    Odd how few people read further, past the giving of the first ten - there were a total of 613 given, if you take the time to go on a few chapters. All nicely detailed, do’s and dont’s, and lots of smiting and nasty stuff. Of course, since most people can’t seem to carry out the first ten at all, is it a wonder they prefer to ignore the rest or pretend they don’t exist?

    Heck, most people can’t even keep the first and second commandment. Ah, well, I guess that’s the problem with this sort of thing.

    Of course, I suppose if you use the excuse that these commandments were strictly between God and those of the People of the Covenant, and anyone from any other faith or lack thereof doesn’t have to pay attention to any of them, which would let most supposedly God-fearing Christian I know off the hook, but then, what rules of conduct do they then hold true at all?

  9. about 10 years ago on Shoe

    kreole - did you ever cut up a chicken dinner? Where on earth do you come up with birds have one breast? Two pectoral muscles, just like most other creatures. And if you mean boobs, birds don’t have any - it’s a mammalian feature, something birds ain’t…. But this being Shoe, our winged friends are somehow a bit of a cross-breed, like the Egyptian gods, at least as far as artwork is concerned… well, that’s comics for you - its for the birds….

  10. about 10 years ago on Non Sequitur

    Nab, please site relevant sources when making such accusations.