Project X – W

For all the bionic details about what led to the Creation of Project X, please visit the Intro Post. It’s totally worth six million bionic dollars.


As I’ve been reading the Groo the Wanderer comics, I’ve had several good conversations about the Where’s Waldo books. If you’re not from the United States, you might know him as Wally. I was impacted by the Waldo craze of the late 80’s and early 90’s and whenever the library got in a new one, we were first in line to fight and claw over getting it into our grubby hands. I can’t imagine trying to enjoy this kind of book now (diabetic eyes after all) but I sure do remember how much fun they were back in the day. The picture above is the cover of the first book and should be clickable for a larger version.


You really want to know what I dislike about Wannabe’s? They don’t have enough guts to be themselves. Being a responsible adult is too tough for them, so they cast it off and pretend to be somebody else. You are not Tom Brady. You are not Snoop Dogg. You are not Bill Gates. And you sure as shooting are NOT John Wick. So for goodness sake go to work, save your money and move out of your parents house.

And that is it for this week. Stay tuned for our next episode about X, about which I can’t come up with any clever bylines.

38 thoughts on “Project X – W

  1. I too remember Where’s Wally? books, and getting to relive them again with the kiddo has been great fun! He even has some I don’t remember from my youth… and man, those lost books are still a bugger to find!

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          1. Those darned everyones! I never understood all this my God’s better than your God stuff, our history over here is bonkers with it. At least they don’t burn each other at the stakes and so on, at least I don’t think they do! 😁

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        1. Where’s Waldo?
          He’s driving the Whambulance that Riders is in, crying her little eyes out because there’s no gun toting wolves in this post.

          My goodness, isn’t the world a hard place?

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    1. I wondered if the publishers did a study and Waldo beat out Wally here in NorAm. Because I have to admit, Wally sounds like a wuss. Not that Waldo is much better, but at least he “could” be cool…

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  2. I agree so much with the second part, though I still am a bit of an introvert, since I moved out of my parents house (7-8 years ago), it has given me so much more confidence. I have known people who are my age and still live with their parents, and they actually get less done because they don’t cherish their free-time as much as someone who constantly has to hustle to make end’s meet. If the metaphorical tectonic plates of life are constantly shifting underneath you, you learn to adapt, as opposed to if you have constant stability and a sudden tragic event happens––I think many people with their parents will struggle much more when they get older because of that.

    And “Where’s Waldo” was a big part of my childhood, too, those books are great. I can’t imagine how difficult it was to draw so many little details into those pictures!

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    1. It’s definitely a different world today than when I left home 25years ago. I don’t envy kids trying to start out today.

      I was always amazed at how detailed the Waldo pictures were. It was fun to just look through it once Waldo was found.

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      1. I have had some fleeting thoughts of, “it would be much easier if I were at home,” but overall, I am content at where I am––sometimes strife adds more flavor to life. The reason why I say what I do about going out into the world is that I have met a few people who are with their parents who are listless, never left their home state, and have substance abuse issues… so perhaps my view is a bit slanted.

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