Monday, May 25th, 2009 | Filed under Comic, Rants 52 Comments

why awake the dead from their peaceful slumber

Now this might seem too petty… but I have a serious problem with my UPS. First, it’s not a totally UNinterrupted power supply. Everytime the mains go off, or there’s a fluctuation it resets the computer! Defeating the reason for it’s existence. So I consulted some “experts” and they said my old fashioned CRT monitor is a power hog and this delicate, tiny, flower like UPS can’t take the load. So I got 2 delicate flower like UPSes.

Now when the power goes off, they reset the computer and monitor separately. Progress!

But that’s not the problem, obviously the problem is when you have two UPSes in your bedroom and (horror of horror!) you forget to turn them off at night.

If any of you work in a UPS company: Seriously guys, What.The.Fuck ? ?

You might want to check out the previous comic about the Aliens’ search for intelligent life.

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  1. 1
    Meera // May 25th, 2009 at 2:40 am

    ROFL! This is a brilliant one!

    Keep creating them :D

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    Nikhil Verma // May 25th, 2009 at 9:02 am

    haha EXACTLY ! When you are tired off the day and go to sleep, the light goes and my two UPS go BEEEEEEEEEEEP BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP … I can understand you bro :(

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    sunnykris // May 25th, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Too much! LOL :)

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    Ketan // May 25th, 2009 at 11:12 am

    HAHHAHAHHAHAHAHA…..Oh yeah…my aunt once called up to enquire how to turn off the UPS….

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    Rohit // May 25th, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Dude I totally agree.
    This is probably part of a huge conspiracy by the UPS manufacturer’s to take over the world.

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    AD // May 25th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    DUDE! H2G2 REF FTW!!!

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    Rockus // May 25th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Aargh! You remind me of my creepy UPS tone. Gives me the shivers within when I think about it!

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    harshit // May 25th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    one can laugh his wits outs….

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    Shubhs // May 25th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Why did you not buy a LCD monitor instead of another UPS? LCDs do not consume as much power as a CRT and 1 UPS would have been able to handle the load …

    The comic was very funny BTW …

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    Varun // May 25th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Exactly why I bought a laptop for myself and let my younger brother handle the pc with the stupid UPS! But that one only emits a beep once and shuts itself, not sure its good or bad..

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    Hades // May 26th, 2009 at 10:47 am


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    Sushil // May 26th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Hey Saad,

    This was awesome! Clearly goes to prove aliens have control of our U.P.Asses…before they begin control of our minds.

    Keep em coming.


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    Xacarob // May 27th, 2009 at 9:44 am

    “Mostly Harmless” they thought..

    forgot about the UPS

    fundamentally faulted: Uninterrupted Power Supply?


    when I had one, it would reboot the comp too.

    and the beeping increases before it goes out for good.

    might as well connect it to an inverter


    oh yeah: good one

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    Xacarob // May 27th, 2009 at 9:47 am

    always like sumit.

    it is sumit isn’t it?

    the guy with the glasses and the PC.

    his ‘herbal viagra’ one is my favorite

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    Saad Akhtar (Author) // May 27th, 2009 at 10:19 am

    @everyone: Thank You :)

    @Xacarob: Yup, that’s Sumit. Who are you? Hope Sumit’s not being recognized on the street by people saying… “Hey! Aren’t you the herbal viagra dude? Autograph?”

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    Imp's Mom // May 27th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    omg…. i cant stop laughing…. now i knw why i blogrolled u but not forgetting to visit u again…

    time to get a laptop perhaps! :D

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    Prateek Agarwal // May 27th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    This has to be one of the funniest strip on flyyourfools and the grandma’s rebirth took the cake…way to funny man :) :P :D

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    Xacarob // May 28th, 2009 at 9:17 am

    @saad: don’t worry, I don’t know him personally or anything
    i just know his name for some reason
    think i saw it here somewhere…
    i love his expressions.
    and your use of them

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    Kevin Forbes // May 29th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    From Australia’s deep south, “Crikey mate, I can’t hear the bloody cricket score over that blasted bleeeeeeeep. Where the hell is that coming from?”

    I had the do it yourself version like the guy above, it never let me down, I ended up selling it though, FOOL. Thanks for the humour, I’ll come back for more.

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    Saad Akhtar (Author) // May 29th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    @kevin: I’m more interested in knowing how you ended up on this site. We don’t get many from Australia’s deep south…

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    Tim Poston // May 31st, 2009 at 7:34 am

    It’s not just the UPS makers.

    Why does my water filter make stupid loud noises every time the power comes back on?

    Some idiot deliberately programmed that in, and added components and cost, to achieve this annoying result.

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    Kartikey // June 2nd, 2009 at 2:00 am


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    Kido // June 5th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Just too good :D


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    whitekrow // June 8th, 2009 at 10:04 am

    nice comic !!!
    i like the alien puppets where u get them

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    Fangs // June 9th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    this was frickin hilarious!!!

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    karan // June 12th, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    ROFL ….. :D … This is Really Hilarious… keep those comic stripe coming… :)

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    dpnwta // June 18th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Itna sanaata kyun hai bhai! Grr…rrr , when r u putting up the next strip?

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    dpnwta // June 18th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    ‘comics stripe’ ……. :) )

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    Xacarob // June 21st, 2009 at 10:08 am


    time for a new post.

    Next time you tweet, it better be after a comic,
    and the comic better be funny,
    and long,
    and worth the fucking one month long wait.

    saad akhtar, we know where you live.

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    Yossarian13 // June 22nd, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Behold, It is the end of the world, bitches. Saad getting threats. (Cant get that line out of my head)
    All you have to do is put the toe guy on every couple of days. Mindless cattle are easily entertained.

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    Adi Crazy // June 22nd, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Are u scared ?

  32. 32
    Saad Akhtar (Author) // June 22nd, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    I don wan no trouble here… Here, you can have the toe nail guy’s original photo. Get it framed, fap to it… I don’t give a shit.

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    Xacarob // June 23rd, 2009 at 10:10 am




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    rahul // June 23rd, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    lolz…I can understand..but look at the brighter side the aliens will choose your house to land in the whole wide world :P

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    Jeffrey Jose // June 24th, 2009 at 1:23 am

    You’re a genius. Keep up the good work mate.

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    Xacarob // June 25th, 2009 at 10:13 am
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    Maria // June 28th, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Well to be completely fair – they need the beeping noise because sometimes during the day when the power goes off, old biddies like my dad wouldn’t realize it was time to shutdown.

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    Anne is a Man // June 30th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    What, have you been to our office? That was VERY deja vu.

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    Nidhesh // July 2nd, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Hi Saad,

    I have eagerly waiting for a new comics man.
    Please take your time man, i understand you might be busy these days.

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    Ankur // September 14th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    absolutely! that bugger has often ruined my slumber…its like an alarm to wake you when the power’s out before and denying u any chance of sleeping right through the power cut.

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    Kiran Jonnalagadda // September 14th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Thank you, Saad. This strip made my day. I discovered how to turn off the shriek on APC UPSes and used your strip to illustrate it. http://jace.zaiki.in/2009/09/14/disabling-the-alarm-on-apc-upses

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    dude // December 13th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    that man in the black coat should be a MBA grad Manager & not an Engineer.

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    raghu // December 29th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    imagine stayin in a hostel, you get a corridor full of upses goin berserk at the same time. real loud and irritatin

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    adtis // December 31st, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    omg! you guys have read hitchhikers??
    restpec \m/ |-_-| \m/

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    Satnam // January 18th, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Love that you included Norway in this. REPRESENT!

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    Ritesh // May 15th, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Your comic inspired me to do this:http://ritesh.posterous.com/getting-rid-of-the-annoying-ups-beeps . Long time stalker, first time poster. Love this comic!

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    Vijay // May 27th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Nice comic indeed. Very funny. Many UPSs come with an option to switch off or even program during what hours it should beep. Luckily my APC Back UPS has that option and I have made it only beep in day times and not in the night.

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    amar // September 16th, 2010 at 3:14 am


    one of the best in your series…

    PS: i dunno why, but ur site is too slow.

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    yodawg // October 4th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    ups and downs, bro.

    life has both: http://imgur.com/Od7I2

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    Somisetty // February 5th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    This is so awesome. Huge fan!


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