Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, about 3 years ago

    Good Morning, people.

    Well, Doc and Alley’s work begins.

    Wonder how Mary’s ariival will complicate things?

  2. Flashold

    Flashold said, about 3 years ago

    Just dig under the snow and ice, Alley. No one said it was going to be easy.

  3. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, about 3 years ago

    Good luck finding a plant and insect sample under all that snow.

  4. gkid

    gkid said, about 3 years ago

    Well, it’s time to roll up our sleeves
    and dig in. I can’t believe a scientist
    with an organized mind like doc’s
    would not have thought of that; he
    knew the location , year, temp, brought
    clothes for the weather, containers to
    collect samples knowing freezing weather
    (I.e. frozen soil) but no implements with
    which to extract soil sample ? This
    is not like doc. Guess that’s why we love
    him. :)

  5. nottawasaga

    nottawasaga said, about 3 years ago

    a surprising percent of the PhD people I’ve met have the syndrome of “absent minded”…. caused I’m sure by the intensity of thought involved with their ‘field’ of expertise… and thereby lacking in many other skills or knowledge…. the description of a person with such a degree is someone who “knows more and more about less and less”. A few I know are brilliant across a wide spectrum… one such is the noted economist John Kenneth Galbraith.

  6. davidf42

    davidf42 said, about 3 years ago

    Morning, Oopsters.
    Still, any scientific expedition should be a well-planned scientific expedition. Any scientist know that.

  7. Pelerin Galimatias

    Pelerin Galimatias said, about 3 years ago


    Most PHDs who I know are very knowledgeable about many areas of modern life and, it goes without saying, are very intelligent.

  8. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, about 3 years ago

    The bulk of the PhDs I know are brilliant people and they know a lot about a lot. In the sciences, They have to. All the sciences interact. Physics is the most basic and Mathematics is the language, but Biochemical processes define the universe just as well as Physical processes.
    I will not forget the Liberal arts and Socialsciences. Ive noted many Physical laws applicable in the interaction of species as well as the mathematical structure of Languages. Then One can also see the artistry of the Sciences.
    But I ramble…
    Needless to say, Elbert Wonmug is much more intelligent than our writer is letting on. So Is Oop.

  9. shippen

    shippen said, about 3 years ago


  10. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, about 3 years ago

    Good Morning Benders, John Wooley,and readers of Alley
    Oop, Doc to spice up the gathering of the soil ,plant , and insect samples, should have done some research on the
    indigenous plants and insects. He could then, to pass the time while searching, played with Alley a variation of Twenty
    Questions but instead of animal, vegetable, or mineral, the question would be insect, mineral or soil sample. It would be educational for Alley as Doc would ask questions about
    the soil ,plant , or insect that Alley had gathered. Because of the cold they should probably gather the soil sample first, then the plant sample. There had been a slight spring but never a summer. Alley needs to be diverted as he’s using the word tough a lot.

  11. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    surely doc would have thought to bring some implements to collect the various samples, right? right?

  12. robert1947

    robert1947 said, about 3 years ago

    Doc is going to need some musel sooner or later and Alley will be there to save the day. Come on Mary catch up we need something exciting.

  13. rdmacgregor

    rdmacgregor said, about 3 years ago

    If it is raining, I would expect it to be possible to locate at least some thawed soil. Air is easy. Plant life may be dormant, but should still be accessible. Insect (or other arthropod?) could be a bit tougher, but still do-able…I like the suggestion about lice, by the way!

  14. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, about 3 years ago

    Datgummit! Now all I cn think about is them bloody Klingons off the Starboard Bow and the fact that Scotty kinna change the Laws of Physics!

  15. A Person of Interest

    A Person of Interest said, about 3 years ago

    So cold and wet … reminds me of this past June.

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