Construction Site

Thank you to all who’ve encouraged me so far in the Web project, but I can’t stress enough: this current site is functioning as a place-holder. It enables us to carry on, but the new site will be something completely different. I know a few things here are a bit off-kilter, but if nearby dynamiting causes a cornice to fall off or a window pane to crack, I’m not overly concerned. As long as there’s a roof over our heads, this place is serving its purpose. So when will the new site be ready? I don’t know for sure, but let’s say, oh… Valentine’s Day. A month, in other words, hopefully sooner. What will it be like? We’ll talk about that another time. However, it isn’t too late for your suggestions for a future Arlo & Janis Web site. Meanwhile, just watch for loose boards and falling plaster.

18 thoughts on “Construction Site”

  1. I admire that you have time to create strips AND work on a new website. The website is especially impressive because I’m sure, like the rest of us, you are not particularly skilled in technology and has been something that you naturally have put off. Trust me, we all understand. Good luck and I will wear a hard hat next time that I come to this site.

    • Darn tootin’! I believe I did read, though, that The Globe had caught so much grief over the canceled strips that it was considering reinstating a few. Is that true?

  2. The Tampa Bay Times (nee St. Petersburg Times) had a big comics shake up in early December which included the removal of some strips that were in re-run status. (A&J survived here as well.)

    The hype was that the reruns would be replaced with new, fresh strips.

    Sadly, the re-runs were still funny (e.g. Doonesbury, Get Fuzzy) and many of the new strips, in my opinion, not funny.

    All the Times comics are in color now. The price of home delivery doubled however so I have moved to the electronic edition only.

    I’m a big proponent of the print news industry having made my living servicing equipment in many small and medium size dailies around the country including such renown publications as the Auburn-Opelika News and the Valley Times News (Lanett, AL), two newspapers that are probably familiar to our host. That said, on a retiree’s income, $300+ annually for news dropped on my driveway each morning became a burden I could no longer justify.

    • I feel you. I started out in life running newspaper webs. Goss in particular in Wyoming and Texas. But now that I am disabled I can not afford the near 500 a year they charge for the local rag. Much as I hate reading from a screen I have had to switch to the electronic version of the paper.

    • I feel you. I started out in life running newspaper webs. Goss in particular in Wyoming and Texas. But now that I am disabled I can not afford the near 500 a year they charge for the local rag. Much as I hate reading from a screen I have had to switch to the electronic version of the paper.

  3. Suggestion – I like when you indicate the date the cartoon was initially published. I might have missed the reason – but it looked like you were doing it for a while.

  4. Five’ll getcha ten that if Arlo could actually do that sorcerer trick, it would only be a matter of time before he used it in a way that would *really* make Janis say, “Just put everything back!”

  5. Re 1-15-19 cartoon: A man saw his neighbor speaking to his cat in the front yard. But he wasn’t speaking English.

    “What language are you speaking to your cat?” he asked.

    “Yiddish,” the neighbor replied.

    “Your cat knows Yiddish!?”

    “About as well as he knows any other language.”

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