Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 1 year ago

    A friend and me had a set of walkie-talkies. We had to call the other on the phone to turn it on so we could use them.

  2. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 1 year ago

    My walkie-talkies went about half a block, back in the sixties….Seemed like magic…I bet CB radios are used less now too..Copy that, good Buddy? Rubber Ducky, down to the side..

    ..I lived without cell phones for 40 of my 60 years….And I still can’t remember what we did without them… Did we really spend all that time in phone booths? How did we find people in a crowd? Even with a cell phone it took 3 calls to find my friend Barbara at a concert..And it turns out we were only a hundred ft from each other..

  3. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 1 year ago

    When I don’t have my phone, I can’t call anybody, because I don’t carry a list of phone numbers in my wallet any more…Which I should probably rethink….. ’case I have to break old school….

  4. Davepostmp

    Davepostmp said, over 1 year ago

    @Varnes

    I hope you realize how pathetic that sounds…

  5. Jean

    Jean said, over 1 year ago

    back in the day, before cell phones, my husband and I worked an hour and a half from home and I was not familiar with the highway at first so we would use walkie talkies to communicate as I followed him to my work. They worked pretty good.

  6. prrdh

    prrdh said, over 1 year ago

    When they introduced pagers to Iceland, the language academy that decides on the words allowed to enter the language created a compound word translating as “timethief”. The comments here make me wonder if a good term for cell phone would be “mindthief”.

  7. Keith

    Keith said, over 1 year ago

    If you have no cell phone, arrange to meet someone in a crowd at 30 minute intervals – if you don’t know when they’ll arrive. Try an agreed rendezvous point at 6PM, then 6:30, then again at 7:00 or even 7:30. Eventually you’ll find them.

  8. gardenwitch347

    gardenwitch347 said, over 1 year ago

    I don’t have a cell phone. I don’t need a cell phone. What do you think of that?

  9. uh-oh

    uh-oh GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I think they fake some of the conversations.

  10. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon said, over 1 year ago

    A little over a year ago we were facing budget crunch and decided that one of the cell phones had to go


    Easy decision which one, my wife has far more need for a phone than I do


    Since then I’ve had maybe half a dozen situations where I might have wished I had one on me and none of them emergencies


    I do keep the old phone charged and carry it with me, it has all my numbers and if there is an emergency even an inactive phone will call 911

  11. rifframone

    rifframone said, over 1 year ago

    @gardenwitch347

    I think that’s fine! I have one that I keep in my purse, but only for emergencies-I’ve used it maybe three times in the past five or 6 years. I don’t even know what the number for it is. I don’t need or want anyone to be able to contact me 24/7!

  12. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 1 year ago

    jeanie5448: You couldn’t carpool?

  13. Old Man River

    Old Man River GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I bought a prepaid for emergencies, and never need it. YET

  14. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 1 year ago

    @Varnes

    I, too, had to call a friend of mine at a concert so we could find each other. Unfortunately, since he is Canadian and was here in the States to attend the concert (his parents are personal friends with the members of Deep Purple), he was hit with international roaming charges and I was hit with an international call on my cell phone, even though we were separated by perhaps a hundred feet.

  15. bevgrey

    bevgrey GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Keith

    OR, ask them when they expect to be there, then get there at the appointed time and meet them. Most people know if it will be 6 or 7:30. Done this all my life and I always found everyone.

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