Let’s see, we have earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan, wars as well as assorted revolutions in the Middle East, a lousy economy, skyrocketing gas prices, high unemployment, roving hoards of flesh eating zombies (okay, I just threw that one in for effect), a huge Earthbound asteroid which will literally wipe all life forms off the face of this planet (hey, it could happen...just ask any dinosaur), an alien invasion (the kind from outer space, not the undocumented worker kind), killer viruses, oh, the list of disastrous possibilities just goes on and on. So you’re probably saying to yourself, “Man, Rubin’s in a gloomy mood.” And to that I would maturely respond, “Nuh-uh.” You see, I was a Boy Scout, and what is the motto of the Boy Scouts? Be Prepared. It is a motto which has served me well over the years and especially now as I travel around the country knowing what to pack and what to ship ahead and where to go ahead of time just in case there’s an unplanned event (aka”disaster”) along the way. But as much as I like to think of myself as being prepared I must give my wife a big Boy Scout salute for making sure our household will be prepared in case of an unplanned ________ (fill in the blank from any of the natural disasters mentioned above...feel free to leave out the zombies and asteroids). You see, a few months ago my wife attended a disaster preparedness workshop and has since assembled enough survival supplies to keep us reasonably comfortable until we are all devoured by the zombies. No, seriously, she has done a magnificent job of preparing us for disaster. I must say it’s the cheapest insurance we have ever had to buy and unlike most insurance premiums which are generally inedible or at least tasteless at best, you can open up a can of chicken noodle soup when you are starving. Now that I feel safe and secure in the event of an unplanned event, I would just be thrilled if my wife would take care of a really horrific disaster...my garage.
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