Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. handiman40

    handiman40 said, almost 5 years ago

    For all you people that are wondering how to get the Oil from there to here apparently you have never been around rough necks and oil companies. Moving a rig to earth two would be a piece of cake compared to some of the places they put them in the Missouri badlands. The oil companies pay people great amounts of money to build roads though some of roughest country in the Us of A. The rough necks can pull down a rig move it two miles and set it back up in less then a week. Then the real work begins push pull and trip screwing together 22 foot lengths of pipe they drill into the earth. They have engineers that can direct the bits at the ends of the pipe to hit the exact spot miles under the ground. Oil companies also spend extreme amounts of money before they ever make a profit. So while a trip half way around the sun for oil may not look like a great idea to you the people who see the potential of getting something good will figure out a way to do it. And when they get there and drill they will figure out a way to drill so that one hole will drain vast amounts of goo from a wide circle of land. Once the surface dries up they will fract it and produce vast amounts of new energy. Then we if we get the right people in NASA they will figure out how to transport it. Not only that, with the right people in genetic engineering they will make a food plant that will thrive in the hydrocarbon rich soil that will feed the people of earth two for millions of years into the future. But all this will be stifled by the EPA and tree huggers and Lola will doomed to spend the rest of her life on Earth One enjoying all the things that her loved ones are having to do without.

  2. Seiko

    Seiko said, almost 5 years ago

    Handiman40’s resume continues: “I am that right person! I can figure out transportation, I can invent a plant that thrives on oil, I shall figure out to direct the bits exactly. Hire me! A clever OLD man taught me my lucrative trade”.

  3. Teo128

    Teo128 said, almost 5 years ago

    I’m sure the goverment isn’t interested at all in another trip to a unspoiled Earth clone planet, just a week away from us, rich with natural resources and inhabitated by primitive people that cannot fight back modern weapons.

  4. Larry

    Larry said, almost 5 years ago

    or that the goverment would be interested is a warp drive for space travel???

  5. James

    James said, almost 5 years ago

    Looks like Lola is stuck.

  6. purplerider66

    purplerider66 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    Wouldn’t it be cheaper to just move everyone to Earth 2? Oh that’s right, we really don’t know what else is on Earth 2, just that small area where they landed and spent less than a day.

  7. SnapperJack

    SnapperJack GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    I’m still working my way though the archives and haven’t gotten to the point where Wonmug gets his new Time Machine so I don’t know how different it is from the old one, but the matter of traveling to Earth2 and back should be easy. Send Oop to Earth2, use the Time Machine to get a fix on him and use it to send materials and people back and forth. If he wants or needs to come back send Ooola or any other Moovian to take his place so the Time Machine always has a fix on Earth2.

  8. Frank  Farkle

    Frank Farkle said, almost 5 years ago

    woof woof!

  9. PatyAnn

    PatyAnn said, almost 5 years ago

    Well, at least Oscar still has the money OL gave him. Looks like everyone got something out of the trip. Oop got a back up girlfriend and Jake got to test his fancy warp drive that they put in a leftover Appolo rocket from the fifties.

  10. uh-oh

    uh-oh said, almost 5 years ago

    Lame arguement for wasteful energy plan. Pipe lines through space!

  11. Michael McMillan

    Michael McMillan said, almost 5 years ago

    Whoa! An Appolo rocket from the Fifties???? That’s a new one on me, seems to me I remember the Saturn 5 rocket being a late sixties machine. In the fifties: The Russians had just launched Sputnik and maybe had put a dog and a chimp in orbit, that’s about it.

  12. beenthere240

    beenthere240 said, almost 5 years ago

    Go to Earth 2 — pult all those stupid cavemen and dinosaurs on a reservation and drill baby drill!

  13. peconpie2

    peconpie2 said, almost 5 years ago


    Yeah! Set up “TerraNova” there instead!

  14. Ray Jones

    Ray Jones said, almost 5 years ago

    The time machine is also a teleportation machine since it has been shown to be able to send people to different places on Earth in the past. And if it an send Alley Oop millions of years into the past, the Earth was probably further from its present location than Earth2 is now. It would require careful calibration, and, probably an electric bill equal to what Oscar received as up-front money, but she could be sent back to Earth2 to a moment just after the lander took off to watch herself leave.

  15. EarnestT

    EarnestT said, almost 5 years ago

    Shipping in oil from another planet? Someone in this group is having a “pipe dream”.

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