Agnes by Tony Cochran

Agnes

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  1. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 1 year ago

    And why your head is always slumped in
    your desk whenever I come here.

  2. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Hey, everybody has heard of doing some “heavy thinking!”

    An opinion can carry weight….
    so why can’t a thought?


    In fact, opinions are a type of thoughts.

    The teacher is practicing thought discrimination.

    Free thinking today!

  3. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    They could save a lot of time if they’d just move Agnes’ desk into the principal’s office.

  4. frugalnotcheap

    frugalnotcheap said, about 1 year ago

    @SusanSunshine

    ‘Free thinking today!’

    You are retired… Or I’m just not Livin’ Large enough in my little world. I’ll get back to you with the results once I share this idea with my boss.
    ;-)

  5. rshive

    rshive said, about 1 year ago

    Someone should be walking around with a neck brace capable of supporting all those heavy thoughts.

  6. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Anybody else want to weigh in?

  7. Perkycat

    Perkycat GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Is that why my neck is hurting this morning? Too many heavy thoughts for a Monday morning.

  8. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    And Agnes does have that scrawny, er swan-like neck, so I don’t blame her for not wanting to overload it.

  9. jadoo823

    jadoo823 said, about 1 year ago

    @lightenup

    …swan-like would have been nice; mine was once described as giraffe-like…

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    Even energy has weight. So with each electrochemical pulse of your neural net you just might add a bit but never enough to affect your neck. It would make for a curious experiment.

  11. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    But that’s just shifting energy around in the brain.
    .
    Conservation of mass suggests no change in weight before and after.
    .
    just in case, though, Agnes would need to be totally enclosed and weigh the enclosure with her inside. Even then you could only measure down to the limits of the equipment. Id est pounds per thought might be tested, grams per thought should be possible but even on that gross a scale, air currents would skew the measurements.
    .
    All this despite the certainty Agnes is no mental light-weight.

  12. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 1 year ago

    Also, as long as Agnes maintains good posture, tensile strength is not a factor.
    She needs to make sure she doesn’t exceed the compressive strength lest her heavy thoughts crush her neck.

  13. Mai Griffin

    Mai Griffin GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    If you held a tennis ball at arm’s length it would seem weightless, but hold it for hours and it would feel heavier every second! Perhaps that’s why, the longer you think, the more tired you become… So thoughts must weigh something …in theory anyway!

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