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Ticked Off

This new Dustinland comic is about how I am super paranoid about ticks ever since my kid got a few. So far no Lyme! On any of us. But I know a lot of people who live around here who have gotten it. Also people who got it out at the beach when they hiked around in the dunes. Man, these bugs. Can we get a vaccine or something? I heard they had one but it was shitty or something like that, or maybe the anti-vaccination people ruined it. I dunno. Bugs. I need to get one of those little monkeys that picks bugs off each other. He can live at my house and check us after we come back from the park.

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Livin The Dream?

This week’s Dustinland comic is basically a combination of all the discussions I’ve been having in the real world. I moved to the burbs about 5 months ago and so now everyone wants to hear my take on it. It’s like when you get married or have kids or get back from a big vacation. Everyone asks you the same things—for good reason. But it does get tiring having the same conversation over and over again. Although there are some subtle nuances that can be more interesting if you really dig into them. Like seeing skunks and fearing ticks. That’s when I enjoy the conversation more.

And man, I really did see a skunk this weekend, crossing the street in front of my house. A skunk! I live 40 minutes from NYC! Later I showed my kid a picture of a skunk and told him, hey, if you ever see this animal, STAY AWAY. And then a neighbor told me, oh boy, coming out in broad daylight, could be a rabid skunk. Man, that’s not cool. Skunks are bad enough. Now it’s a rabid skunk!

But yeah, I do like it out here.