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Thu, 08/20/2009 - 09:58 by Aido in response to stairs forever

Into the abyyysssss....

Moving up and down the stairs normally is fine, but moving furniture and boxes of books up them is a terror.

OH AND HEY, Steve and Mike are our two new roommates!  I think they'll formally get introduced next week.  But they exist!

Comments

This is a really amazing

Comment by John K (not verified) Fri, 08/21/2009 - 09:18

This is a really amazing comic. the composition is jaw droppingly brilliant! hats off.

~Memories~

Comment by Boomer Gonzales (not verified) Fri, 08/21/2009 - 11:20

OMG!! This reminds me of the first place I had living in SF. A one-room loft on the top floor of a five-story building with no elevator and crap-tastic insulation. The place even felt like it shook whenever there was hard wind, but the landlord said the place survived two earthquakes so you tell me. Couldn't beat the $295/ month rent though and I had He-Man legs after a month of running up and down that staircase. I now miss that little place in the Mission. -sniff-

Physics

Comment by LT (not verified) Fri, 08/21/2009 - 14:24

It's actually distinctly possible that the place did shake in the wind despite having survived two earthquakes. Buildings designed to survive quakes tend to be relatively flexible compared to the sort built on seismically-inactive ground, meaning that a strong wind could make them wobble just enough to be noticeable.

I suppose there are

Comment by Jappleton (not verified) Fri, 08/21/2009 - 13:19

I suppose there are adavanta... Okay maybe not...
Ahh, just think, the wonders of trying to climb them drunk! I think setting up a CCTV for drunk visits would be a good idea. :D

stairs

Comment by The Amount of ? (not verified) Fri, 08/21/2009 - 14:45

The scene in which the ghostbusters climb up the Ivo Shandor Building stairs went through my head while reading this.

completely unrelated to this

Comment by Spizzy (not verified) Fri, 08/21/2009 - 18:27

completely unrelated to this comic, but I noticed that Encyclopedia Dramatica uses your pokemon comic in the pokemon article on there, saying it's 100% accurate in describing the game XD

as much as it sucks you'll

Comment by Smabb (not verified) Fri, 08/21/2009 - 21:00

as much as it sucks you'll only have to move all those boxes and mattress and stuff up the five flights of stairs twice. It's not like you have to do it daily.

On the bright side....

Comment by Vero (not verified) Fri, 08/21/2009 - 22:15

Think of how inconvenient it will be for someone to steal your things, though. :D

Are John and Conrad are going to be leaving the comic, they need an official farewell. With some snipe about Conrad's lack of smell. *giggle*

They're pulling a "Paul is

Comment by conrad Sat, 08/22/2009 - 18:05

They're pulling a "Paul is Dead" kind of thing with John and me; if you look at the last few batches of comics upside down and inverted you can see clues to our ultimate demise.

Actually, I still live with these kids, and John lives right down the road, so fear not! Your olfactoralily challenged Conrad isn't going anywhere. :)

 

stairs

Comment by Stephen B. (not verified) Sat, 08/22/2009 - 09:32

Great Comic =) . A lot of my friends live in no elevator buildings and I have had to help quite a few of them move. The always seem to end up on the top floor for some reason. If I ever become very rich I will buy a nice building with an elevator and move a bunch of my friends into it. Also being one of the few people in my circle of friends who has a car (old reliable 93 jeep grand cherokee). I get asked to help with IKEA trips quite often.

Ah, I can definitely relate

Comment by T.J. (not verified) Sat, 08/22/2009 - 12:30

Ah, I can definitely relate to this one. I'm on the fourth floor of a dorm building with no elevator (how they go without even a freight elevator or something for wheelchair access is beyond me) and no A/C in the stairwells. Dragging up amplifiers and boxes crammed with books is no fun. Oh well, at least it's good exercise.

Scary!

Comment by Linkette (not verified) Sat, 08/22/2009 - 14:06

That view is pretty scary! I'd be pretty unhappy trying to move stuff up there as well. I can't even see the floor in that photo.

DARTS!

Comment by Stephen Kennedy (not verified) Sat, 08/22/2009 - 20:50

Dartboard on bottom, drop darts from top. I use magnetic darts when I do it since there's obviously some safety issues with dropping sharp objects from 5 stories up. The highest I've ever played was 3 stories so you guys have got it good.

i couldn't agree with you

Comment by Fabian (not verified) Sat, 08/22/2009 - 23:23

i couldn't agree with you more ( i lived in a 4 story apt and lived at the top floor)

p.s. the fridge and the washer were a bitch

ive also seen worse

Comment by Denis Laplante (not verified) Sun, 08/23/2009 - 01:49

im reminded of a time when my brother's girlfriend had to move to a different place. she was in the 2nd basement, which is actually one floor up from the stairwell entry outside. only problem was, there was a kindergarten on the ground floor of her stairwell. thus, we had to move stuff up 3 floors to the ground floor, walk 20 feet, then DOWN 2 flights of stairs. all in all, a rather terrible move-in.

Egad - I feel you.

Comment by Faithy (not verified) Sun, 08/23/2009 - 05:07

I moved to Austin, TX earlier Saturday. My room was on the third floor outside in the 103+ heat. Luckily I didn't have anything huge like a washer/dryer, dresser,bed,couch,chair,tables, ect because I would have left it at the bottom and found some guys to take it up. As it was, I had over 400 movies, books, and a full kitchen worth of stuff. Long story short, I'm glad it was just three flights, not five. As always, love the comic.

So many stairs...Ouch...

Comment by mylemonblue (not verified) Mon, 08/24/2009 - 09:44

Excuse me while I go get an aspirin. Just looking at this hurts...so many stairs...ouch... LOL. ^^

Two for the price of one?

Comment by Cassie-Jo (not verified) Mon, 08/24/2009 - 13:41

Wha... Wha. Are these fellows replacing John then if Conrad still lives with ya'll? But... John was my favorite. ._.

Up and Down

Comment by JL (not verified) Mon, 08/24/2009 - 17:02

My husband and I lived in a fourth floor walkup for almost four years. You get used to the up and down, but laundry day is the worse. When you move out make sure that you have enough people to create a fire brigade down the stairs and pass items down instead of running up and down yourself. If you can't get that many people, hire movers. :D

Found your comic through

Comment by Bocaj (not verified) Tue, 08/25/2009 - 00:47

Found your comic through Stumble Upon, and I love it! I have bookmarked it, and hope to keep up with it! :D

Good luck with the move you

Comment by ladymercury (not verified) Tue, 08/25/2009 - 08:05

Good luck with the move you guys! I've been reading Johnny Wander obsessively ever since Jeph put up the link on QC... I love it to bits, keep up the good work!

Needs background music...

Comment by Virtual Bob (not verified) Tue, 08/25/2009 - 12:14

I nominate Raymond Scott's "Powerhouse"!

Stairs...

Comment by Crimson (not verified) Tue, 09/01/2009 - 13:22

All you need is a dozen bouncy balls and you will never be bored...

I warned you about stairs, bro

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 12/22/2010 - 02:06

I told you, dog!

(no-one will ever see this)