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Cth
06-10-2011, 09:49 AM
Apologies in advance for the brief bloggy intro, but here it goes:

CLIFF NOTES:
- On Monday I got laid off from my job of 10 years.
- I'm still debating on whether to go back to school full time for a semester or jump back into the workforce (luck permitting)
- Either way, realistically, either choice might mean I have to stop doing these threads. If I get a job where I actually have to work (ha!) or have no internet access, then I likely won't have a lot of time to find images. Similarly, if I'm studying full time, I'm not sure how much time I'll have to devote to this stuff.

Either way, I'll keep trying to do them weekly, but just giving an advance notice/heads up -- just in case.

Sorry there's not a lot of pics this week..

http://newcomicreviews.com/unsorted/10/new/tumblr_lmeeus9km11qewxco.jpg

http://newcomicreviews.com/unsorted/10/new/tumblr_llrqi1kxkp1qewxco.jpg

http://newcomicreviews.com/unsorted/10/new/tumblr_llfjc3hVPF1qewxco.jpg

http://newcomicreviews.com/unsorted/10/new/enhanced-buzz-4548-1304611295-5.jpg

http://newcomicreviews.com/unsorted/10/new/1278634261394.jpg

http://newcomicreviews.com/unsorted/10/new/peanuts-1-Copy.png

http://newcomicreviews.com/unsorted/10/new/medium_403293JoRN_w-1.jpg

http://newcomicreviews.com/unsorted/10/new/peanuts-Copy1.png

http://newcomicreviews.com/unsorted/10/new/Mkrc3.gif

http://newcomicreviews.com/unsorted/10/new/1307380779_epic_garage_door.gif

Doug
06-10-2011, 09:54 AM
Sorry to hear.

Good luck to you!

Ashwin Pande
06-10-2011, 09:55 AM
Sorry to hear about that, dude.

hamgravy
06-10-2011, 09:58 AM
You're just going to relaunch next month with a new #1. ;)

These threads are always a highlight and I wish you luck however things play out for you.

chess
06-10-2011, 10:02 AM
Thank you cth!

bstie1198
06-10-2011, 10:02 AM
Cth, thanks for years of helping to make Friday something to look forward. Good luck!

The Robot Lord of Tokyo
06-10-2011, 10:05 AM
You always made midday Friday's a great time. I hope you're able to get everything to go your way.
Thanks!

HOOKS
06-10-2011, 10:09 AM
You're a good man, Travis. Good luck with everything. :)

xclk07
06-10-2011, 10:13 AM
I've lurked (and occasionally posted) on all the iterations of this board for over 10 years now and, to me, this has been the single most enjoyable part. Great luck in whatever path you take!

Fourthman
06-10-2011, 10:17 AM
Best of luck - you'll find something! Now we need thread ideas on where we can talk shit about Ben and Bart (should Bart return).

Jason California
06-10-2011, 10:19 AM
Good luck in your endeavors.

Matt Jay
06-10-2011, 10:20 AM
Shit, man. Sorry to hear that. Wish there was something I could do to help. I hope you've filed for unemployment by now in case things take a turn. You've redeemed alot of shitty Fridays for me.

And Bart's gone? What happened?

tooms
06-10-2011, 10:29 AM
Sorry to hear that Cth. This thread is something I really enjoy every friday, but we all understand it.

Generic Poster
06-10-2011, 10:32 AM
Good luck Cth! And thanks for all the time you've put in to these.

Eric Dashen
06-10-2011, 10:33 AM
CTH - Whereabouts are you and what kind of job are you looking for?

Ryudo
06-10-2011, 10:35 AM
Travis, you are awesome and I wish you the best of luck in finding a new direction in your life. I hope you are able to pick the one that makes you and your family the most happy.

Jim T.
06-10-2011, 10:36 AM
Hopefully the good karma you've built up with these threads over the years will help you out! Do what you gotta do!

Kedd
06-10-2011, 10:37 AM
Sorry to hear that Cth. Hope things work out for the best for you

Fourthman
06-10-2011, 10:39 AM
Shit, man. Sorry to hear that. Wish there was something I could do to help. I hope you've filed for unemployment by now in case things take a turn. You've redeemed alot of shitty Fridays for me.

And Bart's gone? What happened?

No one knows. He's not banned. Just hasn't posted in about a month.

BriRedfern
06-10-2011, 10:39 AM
Your the heart and soul of the board man. Seriously, these threads are far and away the best thing here.

Good luck to you. Lots of us in your position.

BriRedfern
06-10-2011, 10:40 AM
No one knows. He's not banned. Just hasn't posted in about a month.

He may be dead. Not based on anything, but it is a very real possibility.

Matt Jay
06-10-2011, 10:43 AM
He may be dead. Not based on anything, but it is a very real possability.

http://images.wikia.com/lanoire/images/f/f0/Cole_Phelps.png
"Where have you been the last month Mr. Redfern?"

Fourthman
06-10-2011, 10:44 AM
He may be dead. Not based on anything, but it is a very real possibility.

It's crossed my mind. He doesn't seem to be the type to be sociable with boarders off board. I don't think anyone else has ever met him. I could very well be wrong, though.

Cth
06-10-2011, 10:45 AM
CTH - Whereabouts are you and what kind of job are you looking for?

Outside of Charlotte, NC.

At this point, anything, since I've got a mortgage :D

I'm not worried though, since my wife was recently laid off and we managed to do ok.

Of course, knock on wood, she could get laid off from her new job, or we have to find daycare for our daughter -- THEN I'd start worrying :)

As for what I did -- I was doing CAD/Civil Engineering, but I've been bouncing back and forth between CAD, IT/Tech Support for a while now. I may go into GIS, or back to something computer related at the hospital or something.

Cth
06-10-2011, 10:49 AM
He may be dead. Not based on anything, but it is a very real possibility.

Nah. He mentioned moving.

So, he might have taken the opportunity with the new IP to make a new login or he just doesn't have internet access in BFE, NC or wherever he moved to.

whazisname
06-10-2011, 10:54 AM
Then it's high time I say how much I love the hell out of this thread. You seriously need to look into making your own website for it though I have no idea of how the legalities for that would work. (Doesn't seem to stop many other people though.) Losing this thread would be about like losing one of my favorite TV shows.

Best of luck to you. I wish I knew someone in Charlotte that could help.

Fygar
06-10-2011, 11:12 AM
Sorry to hear it, Cth :( I'm sure you'll find something soon.

The weird image threads have been great, thanks for all the ridiculousness I had to show my friends over the years.

Xorn
06-10-2011, 11:14 AM
sorry to hear that. those threads are a weekly highlight of the board that I was always looking forward to. hope you find a new job/occupation soon.

Dwimmerling
06-10-2011, 11:25 AM
I got laid off too. Right now, patience really is a virtue and anything you have you can fall back on is going to be a big resource. I had to go back to line cooking, but I was lucky to have a diverse background as it turns out (factory dude with a degree in mainframe programming :P). Anyways, I am a stranger who has liked you for years and is pulling for you. Take care man, and I have been ghosting around this board for two years because of this thread.

capntightpants
06-10-2011, 11:29 AM
Cth, we should be grateful that you've been doing this for so long. I will miss this thread dearly, and I hope you know how much we appreciate the work you put into this. It really is one of the things I look forward to every Friday.

Good luck with the job hunt/schooling!

Cth
06-10-2011, 11:39 AM
Well, like I said, I'll probably still do them until I find a new job, but I wanted to get people used to the idea first.

Thanks everybody!

Greenville 90210
06-10-2011, 11:46 AM
Thanks for all your hard work. Good luck in your future endeavors!

Mighty Clintro
06-10-2011, 11:52 AM
Thank you for this thread each and every week and I wish you well in your future endeavors.

Wigner's Friend
06-10-2011, 12:08 PM
*Pours a 40 on the curb*

The Hodag
06-10-2011, 12:08 PM
"Top that, cowboy."

Love the Peanuts meme.

Good luck, Cth.

Ryudo
06-10-2011, 12:17 PM
"Top that, cowboy."

Love the Peanuts meme.

Good luck, Cth.

That entire website is spectacular.

Caley Tibbittz
06-10-2011, 12:23 PM
Why don't we all just pay him to keep doing this? Two birds, my friends...



...that is, we'd pay him in birds. Birds are free, just go outside.

Martin J
06-10-2011, 12:46 PM
I for one will be very sad to see what has become a staple of my Friday's for many a year come to an end.

I hope that things work out for you for the best be it either a new job or with college.

SuperStick
06-10-2011, 01:09 PM
best of luck to you, sir. thanks for making Fridays fun!

noble
06-10-2011, 01:39 PM
The weird images thread are the best part of the board.

Yes even over Bendis.

capntightpants
06-10-2011, 01:42 PM
Cth, I demand that for your final image, it is a comic cover of you walking away from a computer in a trash bin, with the screen on the last image thread. With those very words "Weird Images No More"

joshdahl
06-10-2011, 01:50 PM
Sorry to hear that.


But thanks for being part of my friday for a long time. Good luck, man.

ZombieSpeedball
06-10-2011, 01:53 PM
Thanks, Cth, these threads have always been something I look forward to and I appreciate the fact that you ever put them together in the first place. Good luck, dude!

BriRedfern
06-10-2011, 02:08 PM
Nah. He mentioned moving.

So, he might have taken the opportunity with the new IP to make a new login or he just doesn't have internet access in BFE, NC or wherever he moved to.

He could have died while carrying a heavy dresser up to the 2nd floor. I don't wish it on the guy or anything, I'm just throwing it out there. Sometimes people die in freak accident. It could have happened.

Or it could be one of those other things.

John Drake
06-10-2011, 02:42 PM
These threads inspired me to always save images I thought were funny, to show to my friends and family. A lot of those came from this thread!

GelfXIII
06-10-2011, 03:04 PM
I think we should only respond with images to Cth:

http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2009/3/17/128817781393034514.jpg

Mike McNeely
06-10-2011, 03:12 PM
Sorry to hear about your situation, Cth. I hope things work out for you. And thank you so much for always doing these every week. It's been a joyful part of my friday's for years.

Captain Howdy
06-10-2011, 03:36 PM
this thread is always a sure bet for laugh out loud end of the week stress release.maybe you can someone to set you up a wierd images site then sell space for an ass loud of dough;).good luck to you,dude!

Gangy
06-10-2011, 03:50 PM
Your threads are key to my survival. I hope things work out for you, for only partially greedy reasons.

dougmac
06-10-2011, 05:28 PM
Good luck man

NeverWanderer
06-10-2011, 05:36 PM
Sorry to hear the bad news, sir. Whichever path you take, I wish you only the best of luck. :)

And, again, thanks so much for this and every image thread before it.

lost in the flood
06-10-2011, 05:52 PM
So sorry to hear that. I really look forward to weird images every week and thank you for doing them for this long :) Good luck out there.

Taxman
06-10-2011, 06:28 PM
The "laid off" pool on this board seems to be pretty large.

Sucks!

Except to bachman, he thinks it's funny.

Good luck with the transition, Travis.

UnGajje
06-10-2011, 06:51 PM
No lie, I specifically joined the board so I could utilize the search function in case I missed a "Weird Images" thread while I was on vacation or what not. Which explains how I joined 4 years ago and have, like, one-two posts a year. Anyway, I thought you should know your power, sir. Sorry about the job, that's zero fun, but I hope it lets you find something even better. And whatever happens with these, thanks a ton. They are/were a great time.

UnGajje
06-10-2011, 06:53 PM
Just saw I joined two plus year ago. Not four. So I average more like 4 posts a year. Sorry for the terrible, terrible lie I nearly perpetrated on you all.

Mornmist
06-10-2011, 07:08 PM
As another of the unemployed I just wanted to say thanks Cth. If I were independently wealthy I'd pay you to make these threads!

Hyakotake
06-11-2011, 12:02 AM
This global recession is killing creativity and laughter at an alarming rate! I hope you get back on your feet at another job where you won't have to work, so you can spend time finding pics for these threads :-) Thank you kindly for all the threads you've mastered in the past!

mitchymitchymitchy
06-11-2011, 02:22 PM
Sad news. Weird Images was what originally got me to the Bendis Board and have looked forward to these every week for almost 10 years. Good luck Cth, and I hope you land on your feet (for yourself) and eventually make your way back here to post these (for the rest of us).

Foolish Mortal
06-11-2011, 03:57 PM
I'm sure you'll land on your feet, Cth. I look forward to the eventual return. Good luck and good fortune! :D

Superior Kiai
06-11-2011, 05:23 PM
Best of luck Cth!!

Vaya con Dios.

GrandeMaestro F√ľnke
06-11-2011, 08:41 PM
Good luck Cth!

danlomb
06-12-2011, 01:50 AM
You're just going to relaunch next month with a new #1. ;)

These threads are always a highlight and I wish you luck however things play out for you.

:lol:

All the best, Cth - just keep swimming

Sent from my iPad using Jinxworld

Jaime
06-12-2011, 07:12 AM
Best of luck, Cth!

These threads are one of the main reasons I've lurked on this board for years after giving up comics. Coming home on fridays and looking through one of the threads really helped pick me up after some rough weeks.

Thank you for all the time and effort you put into these every week. Hope things work out for you.

TIP
06-12-2011, 09:44 AM
No wonder it's been so pleasant for the last month or so...

Rick America
06-12-2011, 09:46 AM
Best of luck...and thank you!

leviathan
06-12-2011, 08:51 PM
Sorry to hear about this, man.

Best of luck on the job-hunt!

moonspider
06-12-2011, 09:42 PM
best of luck dude, with hopes and many well wishes :)

BenC (formerly Ape-X)
06-13-2011, 06:52 AM
Cth,
Sorry to hear about your job situation. Surely you will land on your feet! Best of luck and THANK YOU for the countless weeks of comedy gold!

Stupendous Man
06-13-2011, 07:04 AM
That sucks about your job, Cth. Good luck coming up!

The weird image threads are one of the serious highlights of this board.

Fourthman
06-13-2011, 09:18 AM
Nah. He mentioned moving.

So, he might have taken the opportunity with the new IP to make a new login or he just doesn't have internet access in BFE, NC or wherever he moved to.

Final update on the Bart thing - he's twitter active, so barring an unknown mod issue, it looks like his absence is deliberately self imposed:

https://twitter.com/#!/bart_smith

Matt Jay
06-13-2011, 12:07 PM
Final update on the Bart thing - he's twitter active, so barring an unknown mod issue, it looks like his absence is deliberately self imposed:

https://twitter.com/#!/bart_smith

That's too bad. I enjoyed his posts. I hope he comes back.

Len Snark
06-13-2011, 08:45 PM
You've been a highlight since my first login, cth. You're a good man.

Rod Nunley
06-13-2011, 09:55 PM
Cth is and always will be the man. Thanks for all the years of joy.

Taxman
06-13-2011, 10:18 PM
Final update on the Bart thing - he's twitter active, so barring an unknown mod issue, it looks like his absence is deliberately self imposed:

https://twitter.com/#!/bart_smith
Funny what a major presence on the board he was and it is only not that I noticed his absence.

I guess avoiding the political thread has a lot to do with this.

Mantra
06-17-2011, 10:35 AM
I've been lurking these boards for ages for one reason and one reason only...the Cth weird images threads.

Thanks for many a friday lol, I hope whatever path you choose brings you as much joy as you have brought me over the years.