Once again, today’s AC comic is based closely on a true-life experience. My wife and I were discussing our desire to walk into the sunset together, holding hands, and living, long fulfilling lives as man and wife.
However, the conversation tilted into the territory where we began facing our own mortality and what steps we would take if, heaven forbid, one of us passed before the other.
In this technological age that we live in, the discussion quickly went from how to make the other aware of the location of important documents such as wills, stock portfolios, and other fiduciary papers to what should we do regarding the other person’s social networking information.
I don’t know my wife’s passwords and usernames to any of her bank or business accounts. She doesn’t know the webmaster password to my website or anything either. If I died tomorrow, that may be the end of ADDANAC CITY altogether.
She wouldn’t know how to get into my WordPress system to upload any future AC comics. My legacy would perish with me.
So we contemplated making a Master List of sorts that would include all of our passwords for Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, Twitter, Facebook, and even MySpace (heck, ya never know when that place’ll get back to jumping again).
We decided that this vital information would only be used in the event that one of us died and the other needed to keep the “fire burning”.
I mean, I would really hate for my last words on Facebook to be “Sex is like air; it’s not important unless you aren’t getting any.”
We came to agreement indeed, but I know my wife very well. There…is…no…way…in…hell that my lovely bride would not prematurely sift thru my entire social networking history just to spy on me.
She’d do it the very minute I thought our Master List was locked in a safety deposit box somewhere. And my wife is notorious for making every “Happy Birthday” or “Like” or “Nice pic” sound flirty or lascivious. I’d be divorced long before death would do us part.
So, Dear Reader, all of that is what helped to craft the strip you’re reading today. My life is just inspiration for making you laugh.