1. Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun. Only cranks and drunkards go out in tornado watches?

  2. When I first heard of tornado chasers, my mental image of them was a bunch of guys strewn over tree branches and debris as the tornado recedes, and they’re all groaning things like “Whoa….that was a GOOD one….”

  3. Fluffy Bunny Slippers said exactly what I thought when reading the strip, while not how to make it exactly work, which I admit is challenging.
    As we’ve learned here, if we want to laugh, it’s occasionally best to not think too much.

  4. TedD, I don’t think that’s supposed to be beat up, but just the drunk’s stereotypical red nose.

  5. If the joke is simply that you’d have to be drunk to do this, that’s just being rudely dismissive of somebody’s avocation. Would it be equally “funny” to say you had to he drunk to be a mountain climber or a skydiver?

  6. “Fluffy Bunny Slippers, I think that was funnier than the actual strip.”

    To be fair most things are.

    “Would it be equally “funny” to say you had to he drunk to be a mountain climber or a skydiver?”

    Yes, those *are* equally funny.

  7. Mitch, you got the movie right. That movie was where my mind went right away as it has a scene of the guys telling her costar and her character’s ex’s new fiance an embarrassing and scary story about him staggering out drunk and naked to throw a bottle of whiskey into a tornado so close it never hit the ground before going up in the funnel cloud.

  8. @Mitch4 & Bob: I don’t see the Ford logo on the drunk guy’s van (this blatant product-placement is all I can remember from that movie).

  9. @Lord Flatulence, the ‘x’ is his “drunk eye.” Old cartoon tradition. Doubles as “knockout eye” in boxing cartoons.

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