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We're on fire again. Fortunately it's not close enough to really affect me, other than slowing down the freeways and filling the air with ash.

This happens every year, and still I see people toss lit cigarette butts on the ground.
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:iconadenine91:
Adenine91 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
Comparing states is fun!!!!!!!!!! Sort of. 
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FirefuryAmahira Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017
Still true in 2017. I swear I end up sharing this on Facebook every goddamn fall now.
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FirefuryAmahira Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016
This is still SO freakin' true!
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Chiminix Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
That's truer the farther north you are in New England. It's pretty rustic.
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mormongirl57 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
about CA that is.
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mormongirl57 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
soooooooooooo true!!
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Katganistan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Shove that butt up their butt -- should be a state PSA.
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memfox00 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In Ontario, Canada, the smell of smoke brings out memories of childhood camping and field trips, of roasted marshmallows and hot-dogs, of sticking branches into a fire pit in the middle of the forest and then waving it around at other people and pretending that we were fighting with giant flaming lightsabers!

Or maybe that;s just me ...
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10partspeanut Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Professional Writer
HECK YEAH! And then SF fire fighters go to south Cal living north cal vulnerable to apartment fires . . . why do ppl set things on fire . . . if it isn't the forests its their own homes. Cry.
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moonymonster Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
Still funny. XDDD
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SteveHoltisCool Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Student Digital Artist
And the fire dries the ground and burns the houses, and the water wets the ground and drowns the houses, and the ground slides and buries the houses, and then we build more houses and we start all over again~!
83 Boy we picked an awesome place to live!
Great comic and oh so true. :3 And that disgruntled expression fits us all. :lmao:
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Evertide Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009   Writer
Well at least SOMEONE can laugh at this. I remember when I heard on the radio a year ago that there were wildfires in California, and the first thing I thought was, "No, that happened last year."
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Kaily-yami Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so true. XD
My gosh it seems like every October theres a new fire raging through some poor defenseless forest.
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Shinzuka-Ki Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
hurray about fire! heh so true unfotunetly
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gryphontamer Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
So. Damn. True. Danny's parents almost got evacuated for a while. The air quality is... grim. Hopefully the rain we're expecting will fix the air quality!

I LOVE your art. Just sayin'. :)
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Freshman15 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
Aw shyuks, hon. ^^;
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Ryvius Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
I live in Az :D A woman once set fire to our mountains because she was lost and was signaling for help. Using a whole standing tree though, not the best choice. Was a neat looking site from down the mountain lol.
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:iconmoonymonster:
moonymonster Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
Why must this be so accurate?
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Syren-Insanity Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
lol im an aussie our country BECOMES a bushfire in summer XD
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Toonwatcher Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
Morons, that's what they are. It doesn't help, though, that environmentalists won't let anyone thin out the undergrowth in the forests though. I mean, with such thick clusters of brush in there it's easy for wildfires to spread fast. Or at least that's what my Spanish professor tells me.
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moonymonster Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
We-e-ell, it's not as black and white as that. True, we can't thin out the underbrush, but that's because it's not native underbrush that's designed to be lit on fire and then reproduce, it's European oats that were brought over by the Spanish when they had their cows here. That stuff just lights up like mad and leaves nothing behind. What should be done is pulling all that stuff out, replanting the native plants, and THEN letting the fires go under controlled circumstances. But then, people keep building houses closer and closer to the burning areas, and this is why we keep having states of emergency. For example, Mexico gets on fire just as often as we do. But they aren't half as overpopulated, so generally they just let the fires burn themselves out. We have morons who live too close to the burning zone because the area is ever so pretty, and then they bitch when they get evac'd or their houses burned down.

....Yeah. Not black and white when you learn a bit about the lovely, wonderful politics.
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QwertyChris Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tsh. Sorry to hear that. The worse we get every year is kids letting off fireworks or stuff :P

Still, I likes the backgrounds. Don't get burnt, 'kay? :)
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Surron Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In Michigan, the small of smoke means a small fireplace 5 people can huddle around as the snow piles up more since August. I wish we could be on fire once...
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moonymonster Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
No, really, you don't. Trust me.
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GizesNumbers Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
The smell of smoke makes Texans salivate- it means good cookin is just round the corner!

The smell of smoke makes Californians grimace in horror- it means some folk got barbecued. Without any sauce.

Sorry if that was a wee bit morbid. I'm from Texas and, in all honesty, I think of brisket, sausage, and chicken when I smell smoke. But tough luck. These fires are always pretty horrid. Maybe it would be best to harvest our natural resources once and for all!
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Galago Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008   Traditional Artist
We're always on fire.
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ChesCaHans Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
Tell me about it. My neighborhood still has that charbroiled wood smell.
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KwartzKitten Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Student General Artist
That's gotta really suck. Is your whole area filled with morons? (present company excluded)
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:iconmoonymonster:
moonymonster Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
Quite likely.
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KwartzKitten Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Student General Artist
That just makes me angry thinking about it.
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TheHarlequinHatter Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Student General Artist
SO FING TRUE.

Ahh, It's good to be in Arizona.
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Black-Kat-55 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
LOL SERISOULY.

We Californians really only think of smoke :rofl:
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SliceandDicecoat Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
im begining to think we need to start requiring personality test at age 16 and then cage up anyone with a bitching tendency, stupid, or dangerous.... until they either change on the test or we castrate them.
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Carsis Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
kinda reminds me of my city,
Everywhere else, the air is crisper, it begins to rain more often, frost bites the ground, the desire to huddle near a fire becomes stronger.
Downtown, the smell gets stronger. :XD:
. . . . what is that ?
Bad Bread? Cigarette smoke? grease? :O_o:
ahhh the smell of commerce, :XD:
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AronDraws Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Professional Filmographer
My eyes STILL burn from the recent fires!
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Artytoons Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
My bus stop on the way home from work is in front of a Carl's Jr. hamburger restaurant, famous for its charbroiled burgers. Smoke from the grill usually pours out the exhaust leading out to the bus passenger waiting line for a simulation of an Autumn on fire.

Of course, a real forest fire doesn't have the aroma of a burger patty cooking. The long-term effects are far more ugly.
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AGMorgan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
You'd think by now there'd be nothing left to burn.

Eternal constants...
Death
Taxes
Unrest in the Middle East
Fires in California.
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GIRS-taco-lady Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
It's not just the idiot's fault. Damn Santa Ana's are making this place so dry that a cigarette butt out a car window will set it on fire.

At least it's not a "state of emergency" like it was last year.
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Jackmunch Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
Same with me.
I guess some people who are crazy enough to think ash is another form of snow.
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kumatsuotaku Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
I believe that all so-cal residents should fave this
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:iconflyinglemon:
FlyingLemon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
I did.
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:iconbilldrastal:
Billdrastal Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
In So Cal there's only really Two seasons, Summer and Fire.
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:iconmoonymonster:
moonymonster Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
No, there's Wet, Warm, and Fire. ^^
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:iconbilldrastal:
Billdrastal Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
Wet? what part of Southern California are you from?
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:iconmoonymonster:
moonymonster Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
Closer to the coast ~_^ The closer you are to the coast, the more likely you are to get a Wet season. At least, you USED to. When I was a kid we had a Wet season that lasted from December to March at the earliest. Now we barely get two months...damn global warming, changing everything up...I hate rain, but at least it produced water.
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:iconbilldrastal:
Billdrastal Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
True I used to live in San Diego and that good ole on shore flow would help keep the temperatures down and maybe maybe get us some rain. But here in the San Fernando Valley, fergetaboutit!!
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cozmictwinkie Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
Awesome, Bill. Just awesome.
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:iconbilldrastal:
Billdrastal Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
Haha credit for that joke really should go to Karen, I just got lucky on using it in Public.
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:iconflyinglemon:
FlyingLemon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
What about mudslide season?
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