Fall Protection

Anyone who's tried to wiggle into a safety harness can relate to this one. Even the person helping often seems to be confused about which strap goes where.
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Helen Get Me a PE...

The two most common names that have appeared in the Right Brain cartoons over the years are Helen and Bob. I'm not sure why these names have stuck, but they feel good. I still snicker every time I think of telling someone to "go to Helen Waite".
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Helen is usually middle-aged, overweight, with horn-rimmed glasses, big hair, and in a flower dress. Bob is usually a short, scrawny nerd with a paunch.
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They say an artist reveals himself in his work. Hmmmmm.
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Go to Helen Waite

This one's my all-time favorite!
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Inspiration came after dealing with a difficult client who was demanding that we continue to provide services even though his unpaid account was waaaaaay past due.
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If you don't get it, try pointing your finger at someone close by and saying out loud over and over, "You want [insert noun here]? Go to Helen Waite!"
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July 2006 Wright e-news

Click here for Helen Waite's associate Helen Back.

Reflected Ceiling Plan

My dad taught me to measure twice and cut once, but you still need to make sure you read the plans correctly.
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Gonna Go To Steal Studs...

This is probably a big reason why steel stud construction has never really caught on with residential builders.
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Nails At 12" O.C.

This reminds me of when I first started working construction in the summers with my dad when I was about nine years old. One of my first assignments was to pick up all the straight nails that had been dropped around the job site - for 5 cents an hour.
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March 2006 Wright e-news

Might Not Be the Latest Drawings...

The inspiration for this came from a large project where the contractor created several headaches for himself and for us because he was building from an old set of drawings.
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When this cartoon originally appeared in January 2006 Wright e-news I called the cartoon contractor Terry (coincidence?) instead of Bob.