Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, over 3 years ago

    Good Morning, Oopsters.

    A time travel trip, huh?

    I wonder if Doc had solved his governmental woes yet.

  2. ARF2

    ARF2 said, over 3 years ago

    Perhaps Alley will run into the Shellies and Lord Byron, and the writing of Frankenstein. See

    As for why one would want first hand information, it has been suggested that an artificial duplication of the effects of that volcanic eruption could be used to counter the effects of global warming. This would be an example of “geo engineering” that could solve the problem — or could go horribly wrong.

  3. davidf42

    davidf42 said, over 3 years ago

    Get this conversation moving, dadgummit.

  4. Pelerin Galimatias

    Pelerin Galimatias said, over 3 years ago


    I’d go for horribly wrong.

  5. APersonOfInterest

    APersonOfInterest said, over 3 years ago

    Once again, Doc Wonmug seems to be a couple of tacos short of a combination platter. I’m no scientist and even I know about the so called “year without summer.”

  6. Cripplious

    Cripplious said, over 3 years ago


    I agree. There is a documentary called the little Ice Age that says this phenom was the last spark needed to begin the French Revolution.

  7. Seiko

    Seiko said, over 3 years ago

    Dare I say, by chance the mystery of young Jane Austen’s illness might become clearer rather soon now?

  8. Rumsy4

    Rumsy4 said, over 3 years ago

    Maybe Doc can take a cure back for Jane Austen…

  9. William Bednar

    William Bednar GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    And why should Wonmug care about Jane Austen? Since so many people died during that “Year without a Summer”. The main explosion of Tambora caused hundreds of thousands of deaths in and around Indonesia – Jane’s problems should not even on Wonmug’s radar. I hope the Benders have a reason, better than some are proposing, for Wonmug’s trip to 1816 Swiss Alps!

  10. Dragon0131

    Dragon0131 said, over 3 years ago

    He must be a real ivory tower type of scientist, one-dimensional. The only relatives I have that don’t know about the year without a summer are the ones who have mo interest in anything even remotely resembling science.

  11. John Dohany

    John Dohany said, over 3 years ago

    Whatever happened to old what’s-his-name? Alley something or other?

  12. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, over 3 years ago

    Good Morning Benders and all. Does the Climate studies
    department want ice core samples of volcanic dust
    dispersal from a peak of a mountain in the Swiss Alps?
    There was a expedition to a unclimbed Swiss mountain Ritzlihorn (Bernese Alps Western Switzerland) in 1816.
    Perhaps this is where they would like Doc Wonmug’s
    group to go. But the look on Doc Wonmug’s face shows he may still be having a problem getting Alley to the present and then sending him to 1816.

  13. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    well uh, maybe we’ll find out why the gommint wants doc to time travel to the swiss alps by saturday? next tuesday? in time for the 100-year anniversary of the year without summer?

  14. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago


    TWO-hundredth anniversary. 2016-1816 = 200.

  15. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago


    Of which French Revolution are you speaking? THE French Revolution began in 1789 — 27 years before the “year without a summer.” There were uprisings in 1832 and 1848, however, but neither of them has ever really been referred to as “the French Revolution.”

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