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Offline Rennhack

NukeWorker Comic Strip
« on: Jul 13, 2012, 02:19 »
Our friends over at Nuclear Decommissioning Report http://ndreport.com/ have offered to make a monthly comic strip for us, featuring the NukeWorker guy (Bob). 

The general concept is a 'Dilbert' type of comic strip series, featuring the NukeWorker guy in funny decommissioning related situations.  We would love to hear your ideas for funny situations.  Wouldn't it be great to see your idea in print?  Typically these cartoons consist of four panels.  The setup, a beat, a soft punch, and the hard punch.

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Re: NukeWorker Comic Strip
« Reply #1 on: Jul 13, 2012, 03:18 »
   Incidents reports that don't involve personell injury could be a very good source for inspiration. Over pressurized drums, failed explosive demolitions, and perhaps some historical urban legend perspective there is a lot of that at many of the old Manhattan project demolitions/remediations.

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Re: NukeWorker Comic Strip
« Reply #2 on: Jul 13, 2012, 04:12 »
   Incidents reports that don't involve personell injury could be a very good source for inspiration. Over pressurized drums, failed explosive demolitions, and perhaps some historical urban legend perspective there is a lot of that at many of the old Manhattan project demolitions/remediations.

Stick to the office humor,...

The morbid humor of nuclear anything bursting out of it's container/containment is not likely to go well with some aspects of the general public (and perhaps some of the industry managers) perusing these forums,...

http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php/topic,1453.0.html

http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php/topic,5647.0.html

I'm just saying,.... [coffee]

been there, dun that,... the doormat to hell does not read "welcome", the doormat to hell reads "it's just business"

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Re: NukeWorker Comic Strip
« Reply #3 on: Jul 13, 2012, 05:04 »
Stick to the office humor,...

The morbid humor of nuclear anything bursting out of it's container/containment is not likely to go well with some aspects of the general public (and perhaps some of the industry managers) perusing these forums,...

http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php/topic,1453.0.html

http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php/topic,5647.0.html

I'm just saying,.... [coffee]

   In light of a Dilbert like strip, demolition is the office and the incidents are the soft underbelly to be lampooned. The cartoonist that wrote Dilbert kept his day job for a long time after it was successfully to collect material. Material for Demolition is public record (mostly). I remember a cartoon of a robot at the hatch going into TMI, the robot was asking for assurance that he would not become infertile, in that vein I think a strip with a security guard shooting a bulging drum to relieve pressure would fit very well.

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Re: NukeWorker Comic Strip
« Reply #4 on: Jul 13, 2012, 10:28 »
Well, these were my initial ideas:


PANEL 1:
Setting: NukeWorker talking to his boss.
NukeWorker: “Why are you sending me to teach MARSSIM to the client?  Woody is the one that knows MARSSIM, not me.”
PANEL 2:
Boss: “Woody said he’s busy that day.”
NukeWorker: “Can’t you reschedule the class?”
PANEL 3:
Boss: “Okay… Does tomorrow work for you?”
NukeWorker: “You’re solving the wrong problem!”



PANEL 1:
Setting: Company meeting, NukeWorker, Woody, Nancy, Boss.
Boss: “I saved a fortune by personally negotiating the contract for our new FSS instruments.”
PANEL 2:
NukeWorker: “You bought outdated meters and forgot several components that are required.”
PANEL 3:
NukeWorker: “And I like detector probes with my meters, but that’s just me.”


PANEL 1:
Setting: NukeWorker talking to Woody.
NukeWorker: “It’s stressful to be a contract employee.  I only get paid for the hours I work.”
PANEL 2:
NukeWorker: “I can’t enjoy my time off because it feels like it costs me a fortune. I can’t even take a sick day!”
PANEL 3:
NukeWorker: “Do you know what I mean?”
Woody: “Yeah, I had a feeling once.”


PANEL 1:
Setting: NukeWorker talking to Boss.
Boss: “NukeWorker, you’ve been too busy to get your 40 Hr HAZWOPR refresher this year.”
PANEL 2:
Boss: “So I hired a contract employee to help you out.”
NukeWorker: “When does he start?”
PANEL 3:
Boss: “Yesterday.  He already finished eight hours of your training.”


PANEL 1:
Setting: NukeWorker talking to Nancy.
NukeWorker: “Nancy, I’m thinking of quitting and becoming a contract employee.  Do you have any advice?”
PANEL 2:
Nancy: “Sleep in your car so it doesn’t rain on you.  You can take showers at some public parks.  Eat in fast food dumpsters.  You can make an excellent sign with a sharpie and a hunk of herculite.  Pushing your car out of parking spaces saves gas versus using reverse.”
PANEL 3:
NukeWorker: “I hate all of my coworkers.”
Nancy: “Despite the name, food stamps are not edible.


PANEL 1:
Setting: NukeWorker on couch with laptop.  Banner states unemployed.  All text in thought bubbles.
NukeWorker: No problem.  I’ll just go to NukeWorker.com and find a great job.
PANEL 2:
NukeWorker: Let’s see… This one looks good. “No experience needed…
PANEL 3:
NukeWorker: …must be willing to relocate, then be put into a huge shredder and packaged as rad-waste.”

« Last Edit: Jul 13, 2012, 11:27 by Rennhack »

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Re: NukeWorker Comic Strip
« Reply #5 on: Jul 13, 2012, 11:52 »
Maybe something about wondering why the recruiter won't get you a job when you constantly call the sites directly...
Or after you have sued the company.
Or after you have no-showed (several times)...
How many times can a grandma die, anyways?

Yeah.... Pure gold.

Then something about operators only being qualified as janitors.  (or would I have to pay royalties for that?)
« Last Edit: Jul 13, 2012, 11:54 by Rennhack »

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Re: NukeWorker Comic Strip
« Reply #6 on: Jul 14, 2012, 07:53 »
Well, these were my initial ideas:


Maybe something about wondering why the recruiter won't get you a job when you constantly call the sites directly...

all good,...

you could reach out to the ops, safety and training guys too,...

there's pure gold in those guys lives,...pure gold,...

been there, dun that,... the doormat to hell does not read "welcome", the doormat to hell reads "it's just business"

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Re: NukeWorker Comic Strip
« Reply #7 on: Jul 14, 2012, 10:58 »
you could reach out

Isn't that what I did when I posted it here?

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Re: NukeWorker Comic Strip
« Reply #8 on: Jul 14, 2012, 11:35 »
Isn't that what I did when I posted it here?

touche`,...

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Re: NukeWorker Comic Strip
« Reply #9 on: Jul 19, 2012, 01:17 »
Attached is the very first draft.  The final may not look anything like this.  I just thought I'd share it.

« Last Edit: Jul 19, 2012, 01:18 by Rennhack »

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Re: NukeWorker Comic Strip
« Reply #10 on: Jul 19, 2012, 01:37 »
Nice
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Re: NukeWorker Comic Strip
« Reply #11 on: Jul 19, 2012, 03:57 »
I love it Mike. Great idea.
Now if I could only think of something funny.... ::)
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Re: NukeWorker Comic Strip
« Reply #12 on: Jul 20, 2012, 12:47 »
Here is another draft.



« Last Edit: Jul 20, 2012, 12:47 by Rennhack »

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Re: NukeWorker Comic Strip
« Reply #13 on: Jul 20, 2012, 09:30 »
Here is another draft.





that one works,...

been there, dun that,... the doormat to hell does not read "welcome", the doormat to hell reads "it's just business"

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Re: NukeWorker Comic Strip
« Reply #14 on: Aug 26, 2012, 01:13 »
It's out!  Follow the link for full size version.

http://ndreport.com/nukeworker-comic-august-2012/




Check out the electronic version of the Magazine.  The comic is on page 40, inside the back cover (A very nice piece of real estate).

http://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?i=123417
« Last Edit: Aug 26, 2012, 01:31 by Rennhack »

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Re: NukeWorker Comic Strip
« Reply #15 on: Aug 27, 2012, 07:55 »
oh kay....
aye need a way to copy your cartoon panel, input text, and paste product back hear.
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Re: NukeWorker Comic Strip
« Reply #16 on: Aug 27, 2012, 07:58 »
oh kay....
aye need a way to copy your cartoon panel, input text, and paste product back hear.

Just tell us your idea, and I'll give it to the artist. -- He checks this thread often.

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Re: NukeWorker Comic Strip
« Reply #17 on: Aug 27, 2012, 08:47 »
gist remember- yew axed four this.   ;)

first panel (bob's phone in write hand)  "you want to take that old fuel rod out of the spent fuel pool?"

second panel (bob's fone is left hand  "that would be a very bad idea."

turd panel (bob's phone in left hand)  "trust me, i'm an hp."
« Last Edit: Aug 27, 2012, 10:06 by SloGlo »
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Re: NukeWorker Comic Strip
« Reply #18 on: Aug 27, 2012, 09:07 »
hear's an udder won...

first panel (bob's phone in right hand)  "Son, I've had Operators Licenses in WVa, WY, CO..."

second panel (bob's phone is lift hand  "Motor Vehicles, why?"

turd panel (bob's phone in laft hand)  "Fine, where’s that there NRC office?  I can drive anything and pass any old test!"

« Last Edit: Aug 27, 2012, 10:07 by SloGlo »
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Re: NukeWorker Comic Strip
« Reply #19 on: Aug 27, 2012, 09:34 »
one moor, n eye yam outta here!
first panel (bob's phone in wright hand)  "You’ll finish mixing that tank at 1300?"

second panle (bob's fone is luft hand  "You need the titration report at 1330?"

third panel (bob's phone in leff hand)  "I think my pay rate just went up!"

« Last Edit: Aug 27, 2012, 10:08 by SloGlo »
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Re: NukeWorker Comic Strip
« Reply #20 on: Aug 28, 2012, 09:14 »
bob (talking to boss) "why are huffpost, bradblog, threatnewsmax and others in the nuclear news section of nukeworker.com?

boss "because they spell nuclear properly."

bob "and that's a good enough reason?"

boss "it keeps my spell checker idle, containing costs."

bob "so that's why this site is free?  because the software is cheap?"
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Re: NukeWorker Comic Strip
« Reply #21 on: Jan 19, 2013, 01:26 »
January's Comic:

« Last Edit: Jan 19, 2013, 01:27 by Rennhack »

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Re: NukeWorker Comic Strip
« Reply #22 on: Jan 21, 2013, 12:27 »
With all the comic relief we get at outages, there should be plenty of content for your comic strip! Where is Rome when you need him?

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Re: NukeWorker Comic Strip
« Reply #23 on: Jan 22, 2013, 07:24 »
The "boss" in the cartoon looks to be a composite of a couple former Cook RP supers. Am I close? ???

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Re: NukeWorker Comic Strip
« Reply #24 on: Jan 22, 2013, 05:17 »
The "boss" in the cartoon looks to be a composite of a couple former Cook RP supers. Am I close? ???

No.

 


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