Subject: I liked the Cicada Cartoon
I have been reading your cartoons for several years now, and am a big fan
of Zits. I tracked down your email address because I wanted to say Hello
and Thanks for your take on life in this our country. My purpose is simply to say "Hi, Nice to meet you" and hand you a beer.
I am a homebrewing author on the side, and next year our national
conference will probably be in Cinncinati. It is not a
giant tailgate party, it is a national brewing competition and technical
conference, where beer is discussed and sampled from morning until early
morning for 3 days. Kind of like the Great American Beer Festival in
Denver, but all the beers are home-brewed versus commercial.
Thanks for your time, I sent the Cicadas postcard to my wife, she hates
moths and junebugs (they fly too erratically).
Nice note to start my day. Thanks for looking me up in order to say kind things.
If you drag your wife to Cincinnati for the Beer Convention, reassure her that next summer is NOT scheduled to be swarming with cicadas. She might want to avoid coming in 2019, however, for the cyclical invasion of the 17-year cicada broods which swarm the area like drunken Huns for about a month. Their alien drone is ubiquitous and deafening, they land on everything and everyone in the stupid hope of impregnating the world with red-eyed spawn, and they get through even hermetically sealed enclosures, like bedroom and pantry doors, clothes closets and, yes, underwear drawers.
That's when we see just how good our Convention and Visitors Bureau is. Many conventioneers opt for the Mozart Festival in San Luis Obispo instead.