#1139 – Fit

Since I live in the sprawling suburbs of Chicago I rarely go anywhere that requires me to parallel park. It always seems to come up when we are travelling somewhere and I’m driving a rental car. I’ve never messed one up but it’s so awkward to have to park like that in a car that you don’t have a good sense of its outside dimensions or how hard to press the gas without jumping the curb and up onto the sidewalk scaring the unsuspecting children as they pass by and let go of their bright red balloon when the think the monster is about to get them.

Book 5 is loaded up on a truck and rambling on its way to the Biff headquarters (AKA that storage unit I rented.) That means there are only a few days left to order your very own shiny copy that will come with a FREE sketch!


14 thoughts on “#1139 – Fit”

  1. MaskedMan says:

    What? No comments? I’d think giant red hats hogging all the parking old at least generate *some*comment…

    In my town, at least, when someone leaves their giant red hat parked on the street, we spray tag it with dirty pictures.

  2. Astra Vance says:

    try parallel parking in the chicago burbs when there is 3 feet of snow and you can’t judge the snow bank and your car gets stuck…OH GOD THEN WHAT!!!

    or rather, you DID parallel park over night, and you wake up only to find that your car is under 5 feet of fresh plowed snow. and your keys and cell are locked in your car. and no way to get to work.

    Or the time you sleep in your car on accident when they plow, and now both sides of the car are snowed in and you can’t open the door to get out.

    it’s either snow season or construction season 🙁 gotta love chicago

  3. Cari says:

    Apparently the aliens didn’t see the “compact cars only” sign.

    Try parallel parking your small 2-wheel drive in one of Denver’s old neighborhoods when there is 2 feet of snow and you have to drive around to find a space someone has vacated and the nearest one is 6 blocks from your office and oh, by the way, residential streets are the last ones plowed so your small 2-wheel drive car barely made it there in the first place.

  4. i.half4 says:

    I think I got it! Rocky and Bullwinkle. The upsidaisyum series.
    (prospector discovers flubber-type element which floats)
    (government wants to use upsidaisyum to solve parking crisis)
    (Boris and Natasha want to steal upsidaisyum mountain)
    (which, for reasons of it’s unique lode, happens to float)

  5. i.half4 says:

    OK, I guess that story doesn’t have much to do with aliens. But then since when does The Book of Biff have to make perfect sense?

    PS: Fit the 14th? The 41st? The 23rd? Fit 5-0? (trying to make it 42)

  6. YukiYukimura says:

    …I miss my red balloon…


  7. i.half4 says:

    In the original radio scripts, Douglas Adams numbered the programs “Fit the First, Fit the Second…” because they were written to accommodate a specific time frame. The rebroadcast begins Novemer 7th. A link to that information can be found at the Vancouver Public Library:

  8. i.half4 says:

    Of course, the times posted in Vancouver would need to be recalculated to account for whatever part of the world you live in. Share and Enjoy.

  9. Prior Semblance says:

    I’ve never parallel parked before and for some reason they skipped it when I took drivers ed. I can only imagine what will happen when I need to =p

  10. Gwid says:

    Is that a green bit of…?
    Oh no! They squashed Biff’s invisible green car!

    I never parallel park. I suppose it just all comes of my age 😛

  11. Momorikku says:

    Stupid quadruple parkers….

  12. common comic reader says:

    must be at wal-mart.

  13. Binky says:

    And how do these aliens pay for parking?

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