Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Funday: Home And Away

This weekend is another busy one for us, no matter where we happen to be in the U.S.

Some of us are celebrating the weekend at the 2010 Festival of Cartoon Art in Columbus, Ohio. The first day of the festival was technically yesterday, but the festival still runs through Sunday. Tickets are still available for two events: "An Evening With Matt Groening," the creator of The Simpsons and Life in Hell cartoons will be Saturday evening, while "Art Spiegelman: In Conversation" will be Sunday night.

If you're in the Ohio Valley region, we hope you'll come join us.

Our staff members in the Washington, DC area are hoping to get some sleep this weekend. Jet lag and infant teething can be hard things to recover from - but both overseas travel and generally happy kids are enjoyable experiences.

If you have the chance, we highly recommend visiting Italy and especially the island of Sicily.
Or spending time with your kids or grandkids.

As for the rest of our staff, we'll be in Nebraska this weekend, getting ready for what we hope will be a fantastic weekend of Husker sports viewing, including a significant - and long overdue - beating of the Texas Longhorns in college football.

No matter where we go, home or away, inside the United States or overseas, we continue to notice that most Americans - and most regular people - are beginning to reject the histrionics of the fanatics.

The fanatics may dominate the TV and radio - and it's obvious that many of them are simply shills for those groups attempting to buy the election - but contrary to the yammering of infotainment media, more Americans seem to be looking a bit deeper at subjects they'll be voting on in just a few weeks. They're doing research - actual research from legitimate sources, like those we link to - and having civil discussions again, even with people they don't agree with.

To paraphrase a letter released by the legendary Tom Osborne this week, regarding the conduct of Husker fans this weekend, this is a great time for us all to display the pride we have in our country. Be courteous, responsible, and respectful of those we agree with - and those we don't - by showing our pride in ourselves, through our behavior.

We couldn't agree more, sir.
Enjoy your weekend.

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