Happy Labor Day, all! Today's post is a fitting announcement, as this blog is a large amount of labor on both of our parts; so, starting today, we'll be posting on Monday and Thursday only.
Why bi-weekly instead of tri-weekly? Well, the answer comes in 4 parts, which we're going to explain so you can understand how this benefits all of us.
#1: These cartoons take time.
Yes, part of the charm of this cartoon is that we use a lot of the same images over and over again--it's funny--but we also do create a lot of new images. And as lead artist (I do the majority of the artwork, but Brandon has done a lot more lately and has gotten really damn good at this MSPaint thing too) I can tell you it's not easy. Especially working on a Jewish netbook. If you've ever used a netbook, you know it can be a little Jewish with its resources.
And yes, he's a dick, but at least I'm not trying to do this on a Mac.
#2: Coming up with interesting and funny topics takes time.
We do a lot of spit-balling and brainstorming before we come up with something good to post, and after almost a year of blogging, this isn't always easy. It can be difficult to come up with 3 unique topics a week. And on top of that, we just don't want to over-exhaust the humor and let the funny run out. The last thing we need to do is become the Simpsons.
Seriously, if you're a child of the 80's/90's like me and remember when the Simpsons was funny, watch a new episode now. It's soul crushing how unfunny it is.
#3: Commenting takes time.
If you comment on our blog, you'll notice that we always make a very conscious effort to thoroughly read your blog and post a well thought out comment. Unlike the 'great post bro!'s that love to float around Blogger, we do genuinely care about your blog. But as our popularity grows and we get more readers and commenters, that means that so too does the amount of time that we must read and comment.
By posting only on Monday and Thursday, that gives us more time to visit our readers and give them some much needed blog love. Unless, of course, they're thoughtless assholes like this (yes, this happened last week, and no, I won't omit names or blogs. The blogger in question can go fuck himself).
God, that felt good.
(Some may tolerate the thoughtless, empty-headed 'nice post!' comments, but unfortunately, this blog does not. We read your blog, so we don't think it's too much to ask that you read ours. I mean, we're not exactly posting 12 page essays on the pros and cons of Keynesian economics. This is a comic strip. I'd like to think it's pretty easy to read.)
#4, and perhaps most importantly: We have lives outside of our blog.
Without our outside lives, we have nothing to blog about, and let's face it, sometimes it's just nice to get off the computer and go outside. Or a grab a beer. Or especially for us, as writers, to write. And we'd like a little more time to work on the writing.
So there you have it; ultimately, we choose quality over quantity. And do not fear, for we can surely promise that the funny will not stop. The posts will be bigger, better, and longer, and we will always be around to read, post, and spread our bloggy love. So if you're interested, you'd better grab an e-condom... because we choose to Blog Responsibly(TM).
Cheers and stay classy, friends,
Bryan and Brandon
Music: The Morning Benders