String Theory

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Today’s cartoon has a few fun background gags and TWELVE! Secret Symbols so don’t miss that particular avenue of amusement.

Back in the mid-80s, a friend of mine was at my house one afternoon when he pulled from his jacket pocket a lump of black plastic roughly the size and weight of a brick and began speaking to it as though it were a person. It was one of the first cell phones, which were not yet available to the public and which I’d not even heard had been invented. It sounds ridiculous now, but at the time I was aghast and could not believe he was making a phone call without wires. I’ve never been one to adopt new technology quickly, so it was still a decade or more before I snipped the strings and threw away the cups I’d been using before that.

Slap Stick

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Coffee is a pretty old drink, I think, but I often wonder how humans got started in the morning before it was invented. Did they chew plants with a natural stimulative? Did they jump into a cold river first thing to have a pee and wake the hell up? Or did they wake up with such fear of being eaten or starving to death that they were immediately awake? Your theories are welcome. Perhaps there’s a cartoon idea in there somewhere. (more…)

Ghosts of Technology

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Okay, I admit that this isn’t a hilarious cartoon. But it came from my own personal experience as I actually do this all of the time. I’m so used to hitting “save” on my computer every time I type something that I find myself moving my hand to do it after I write something on paper. I assume others have the same impulse. (more…)