#1058 – Pressed

Sometimes when I’m trying to fall asleep in a thunderstorm I get very paranoid that the ceiling is going to cave in on me. I’ll start to drift off but then I’ll here a creak or a pop that is surely the sound of a joist about to break. I wonder if learning more about home construction would make me more or less paranoid.


22 thoughts on “#1058 – Pressed”

  1. ladyamethyst83 says:

    when i was teenager I lived in the basement and my brother lived upstairs. he would play his drum set so loud you’d think it would fall through. i always got even by playing my piano really loud upstairs 😀

  2. Vrominelli says:

    Well that IS a splat of sorts… so it still fits the weeks theme.

  3. Grug says:

    oh dear…

  4. Prior Semblance says:

    Sometimes I worry about that, but I figure that considering how many houses there are we would be constantly hearing about these sort of things happening if they were anything but a rare occurrence. Pretty much the only time you hear about roofs collapsing is with heavy snow.

  5. SilentDragon says:

    hmmm is biff even under those blankets? they aren’t shaped quite like if somebody were beneath them (the parts you can see, obviously you can’t see through the compost).

    I’m just wondering at keeping compost INSIDE the house at all, but Biff is not a practisioner of rational thought so I can let that slide 😛

  6. Mewthicus says:

    Poor planning week? o_O
    My kitchen ceiling fell down yesterday. There had been a minor leak (which the apartment owners simply tried patching over) that dripped down into the cabinets… Turns out our neighbor’s shower practically drains into our kitchen ceiling. Lots of rot, lots of black colored mold. Only someone with a microscope can tell if it’s Black Mold *horror music*.
    Chances are, if you don’t live in a slum, your ceiling isn’t going to fall on you.

  7. baughbe says:

    More paranoid, definitely more paranoid.

  8. ZackDark says:

    @baughbe: Indeed. As a Civil Engineering student I assure you, definitely more paranoid.

  9. i.half4 says:

    SilentDragon: You didn’t notice the limp browhair, did you? And I also noticed the flat sheet, but cut Chris some slack for knowing how hard it is to draw 3-D onto flat surfaces.
    Mewthicus: Yes! Good call on the subtheme. One could argue that bringing a cup of coffee into an art museum counts as bad planning.
    Todays unfortunate event for Biff could have been a lot worse, you all know. Given the nature of Biff’s world, it is entirely possible for there to have been elephants living upstairs.

  10. Peter Punjab says:

    Knowing more about home construction would probably make you less paranoid, especially if you knew what safeguards are installed in modern homes, and the amount of engineering that went into the new materials. –Peter, Master Code Professional

  11. grapy says:

    @ Mewthicus i know your problem i had something close to that happen to me our house had been filled with trash for month’s and when it got all clean a pipe in our kitchen broke the good part was it was the water pipe to the sink and we were having suace less noodle’s
    and it sprayed every where drenching the bread so we ate out

  12. MaskedMan says:

    Biff clearly didn’t build to Code. If he had, the pile of compost large enough to break through would have covered his *entire* bed!


  13. Cyndaquazy says:

    When I first saw the comic, I though that it was something worse than compost.. heh, heh :/

  14. Marr965 says:

    I’m not even sure I know what to say… Biff, there’s a reason people put compost heaps outside…

  15. MaskedMan says:

    What? His pet apatosaurus missed the litterbox..? 😀

  16. ZeoViolet says:

    Cyndaquazy: I hate to tell you this, but oftentimes a LOT of compost is made out of……

  17. tom says:

    so you probably wouldn’t want to read Levy and Salvadori’s book Why Buildings Fall Down?

    and I’m thinking composting toilet

  18. Mewthicus says:

    @grapy: Sauce-less noodles? Blasphemy! No wonder your pipe broke! 😛

  19. Forte says:

    In the immortal words of Jeff Goldblum…

    “That is one great big pile of s**t.”

  20. Crimson2regret says:

    …How earth friendly

  21. extremist343 says:

    After reading two posts saying more paranoid I’m concerned about the education some people are receiving. You’d definitely be less paranoid.

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