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Coffee & Pretzels

Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:50 am

A few years ago I started drawing and writing my own cartoon. I didn't see anyone lampooning the airline industry properly, so I figured, what the hell, I'll start my own cartoon. I post a new comic every Monday morning. Yes, I'm a pilot with a "legacy" airline and after witnessing all the various aspects of working within training departments, safety, ALPA, committees, suffering through mergers and bankruptcies, and flying the line for the last 18 years it was time.

Hope you enjoy them;

http://coffeeandpretzels.com/
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:05 am

FLDrifter wrote:
A few years ago I started drawing and writing my own cartoon. I didn't see anyone lampooning the airline industry properly, so I figured, what the hell, I'll start my own cartoon. I post a new comic every Monday morning. Yes, I'm a pilot with a "legacy" airline and after witnessing all the various aspects of working within training departments, safety, ALPA, committees, suffering through mergers and bankruptcies, and flying the line for the last 18 years it was time.

Hope you enjoy them;

http://coffeeandpretzels.com/


Good luck with your new endeavor. Everyone needs a little lift now and then :) .
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:08 am

Very well done sir! I’ll make sure this makes the rounds with people in my circle ;) I detect a consistent theme - too many party happy millenials at your legacy?
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:15 am

Welcome and I also hope you continue to enjoy drawing the cartoons. I am sure they fit the job and conditions in your chosen profession. We had guys in my profession who were cartoonists also.
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:07 am

The first one definitely takes the cake (or Flakes, as the case may be).
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:31 am

Thanks, it's took some darn near pleading on my part but the moderators allowed me to post my cartoon here, so I'm humbled and grateful to them. And thanks to all of you for welcoming me.

Yes, the airline culture of Boomers, Gen X'ers and Millennials is a wonderful milieu of angst, entitlement, superiority complex and assumption, but I guess that can be said of corporate culture, military and academia. Good times.

Cheers!

-GK
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:12 am

True blue was the best
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:41 pm

Hey folks, on a few other forums I re-post the link to my website every Monday morning so the thread pops to the top of that forum. That's what I did this morning but I didn't post anything else. I surely didn't mean to run afoul of the forum rules by only posting the link. Here is today's cartoon.
Cheers,
https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:11 pm

https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/

Good Morning,

Hope everyone is well out there.

Fly Safe,

-GK
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:49 pm

Heard there was a little football game yesterday. I was too busy looking for a marmot.

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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:07 pm

Public Service Announcement;

Remember to get a Valentines Day Card for your sweetheart before it's a panicked crisis!

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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:04 pm

Hope everyone is having a great Presidents Day weekend.

Cheers,

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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:58 pm

Good Morning everyone, fly safe out there,

https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:40 pm

FLDrifter wrote:
Good Morning everyone, fly safe out there,

https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/



That one is good.
I also like the Jan 20 one.
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:49 pm

Morning Everyone,

Interesting times out there eh? Fly safe out there.

-GK

https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:37 pm

Good Morning,

Scary times out there. Fly safe.

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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:55 am

Throwback Thursdays!

When I posted this cartoon back in 2017, even I felt a little alarmist, now it seems prescient, if I do say so myself.

https://airlinefiles.com/pirep?start=159

(I'm linking another website so I can point directly to the cartoon, my dedicated cartoon site isn't set up to do that. Will work on that)
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:30 pm

Good morning,

Hope everyone is safe out there. It's spooky times.

https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:43 pm

Ten Thumbs UP !!!!

Two from my granddaughter's hamster, who doesn't have thumbs.
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:21 pm

Good morning everyone,

As a professional who makes his living flying an Airbus around the country for a "legacy", it's a mixed blessing to put it diplomatically. I'm spending more time at home than I ever have but under the anxiety of the future. My wife and kids are safe and our food and paper stores are stocked. Hope ya'll are safe out there too.

https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:37 pm

I enjoyed thumbing through those. Thanks for sharing.
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:01 pm

Hope everyone is safe out there. here's Monday's cartoon;

https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/

Cheers,

-GK
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:50 pm

Hey folks,

Thanks for being patient with me as I bump my thread every Monday.

Fly safe and be safe out there.

https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:28 pm

Good morning,
Going through the ritual of bumping the thread with this mornings cartoon.
Cheers,
-GK
https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:01 am

Throwback Thursday

https://airlinefiles.com/pirep?start=59

I don't get a throwback cartoon out very often, I guess I should do it every week, it's basically when I have the time to sit down and get it all posted.

Hope ya'll are safe out there.

Cheers,

-GK
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:25 pm

The Monday morning thread bump. Hope everyone is safe and healthy out there.

Cheers,

https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Mon May 04, 2020 4:19 pm

Good Morning,

Another Monday morning thread bump is at hand.

I can't be the only one who feels that we have exhausted all the words in the English language to describe our present and future reality of the airline industry.

https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Thu May 07, 2020 9:48 pm

Throwback Thursdays,

Almost thru the week folks, here we go;

https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/throw ... sdays.html
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Mon May 11, 2020 3:35 pm

Mornin Ya'll,

It just stinks to write in this environment.

https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Thu May 14, 2020 9:39 pm

Throwback Thursdays!

https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/throw ... sdays.html

As much as our airline industry has taken it in the shorts, the hotel industry isn't far behind.

Good Times!
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Fri May 15, 2020 2:25 pm

Thanks for keeping us entertained. :smile:
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Fri May 15, 2020 3:10 pm

I am looking for one about what all the birds in the airport rafters are doing now that everyone is gone :)
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Mon May 18, 2020 3:30 pm

Good Morning,

https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/

Thanks SQ22, appreciate it.

Casinteret, that's great idea! I think there might be something there.

Cheers,

-GK
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Thu May 21, 2020 8:05 pm

Throwback Thursdays!

https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/throw ... sdays.html

This one was fun to put ou!
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Mon May 25, 2020 3:11 pm

Good Morning everyone,

Had to run up to SFO for my 3 bounces because I was losing currency. First time to the airport in couple months. What did BB King say, "the thrill is gone"? Walking around the airports that's how it felt.

Here's today's cartoon;

https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/

-GK
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Fri May 29, 2020 6:37 am

Throwback Thursday!

Busy day today, so this one is going out late. Technically it's still Thursday in my time zone.

Cheers,

https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/throw ... sdays.html
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:26 pm

This one was long overdue, but finally got it out.

Cheers,

https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:09 pm

Good Morning,

Hope everyone is staying safe these days.

https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:23 pm

Hope ya'll are safe as we really settle into this long haul of a...situation.
-GK

Today's cartoon;

https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:52 pm

Good Morning,

Sometimes a break from the news and the constant commentary on various social issues is needed.

So here;

https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/

Cheers,

GK
 
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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:32 am

FLDrifter wrote:
Good Morning,

Sometimes a break from the news and the constant commentary on various social issues is needed.

So here;

https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/

Cheers,

GK


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Re: Coffee & Pretzels

Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:16 pm

Good Morning,
Not all my cartoons, in fact most are NOT autobiographical, but this one, sure, I'm being brutally honest.
Hope everyone is safe out there.
Cheers,
-GK
https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/

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