Elon Musk has been trying to be the main character of Twitter for the better part of two months now. And just as I was locking in the final line art of this comic, an expose came out about how he harassed/assaulted a SpaceX employee, who signed an NDA for a severance of $250K. So if you’re wondering why there’s only slight mention of it, that’s why!
We’re entering another pandemic winter where at least half the country is just ignoring it and going on with their holidays plans despite the lack of adequate testing. We’re in for a fun 2022.
The pandemic’s still going (and worsening), half the country’s on fire, and the other half’s alternating between floods and heat waves every other week. This as the backdrop for billionaires racing to recreate something the Soviets first accomplished (Sorry, Alan Shepard and John Glenn.) almost 60 years ago doesn’t say much for the free market’s ability to conquer space.
Conspiracy theories were less destructive before Weekly World News left checkout shelves. I loved reading that thing as a kid and I knew it was fake.
They recently came back thanks to crowdfunding, and I hope they succeed and eventually have me in their pages. It would be my greatest career achievement.
I took a cue from the White House and both houses of Congress and didn’t do any work about the pandemic this week. The Pentagon officially declassified some UFO videos and they were a welcome distraction from all the bad news.
Stay tuned next week for the premiere of episode 1!
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