Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 2 years ago

    “Those poor people.”
    from Galaxy Quest regarding the seven stranded castaways
    there, on Gilligan’s isle

  2. R French

    R French said, over 2 years ago


    Why do I suspect there’s more than a grain of truth to what you say! I shudder to think of the prospect of a starfaring race getting their impressions of us from the sitcoms, game shows and talk shows, etal, that are and have been broadcast for essentially 60 or more years….

  3. Arianne

    Arianne said, over 2 years ago

    What?… Where?…
    Seems we keep welcoming them back.

  4. gooseylou

    gooseylou GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Not till everyone is finished watching them over and over and over………………………………..cause we like them.

  5. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    When Eldest Daughter was little – 4-ish – she liked McHale’s Navy. One day, she dropped something, and exclaimed, “Oy, vey!”. I cocked an eye brow at her, and she smiled. “It’s an old Japanese expression.”

  6. Ji2m

    Ji2m said, over 2 years ago

    (Sigh)… Due to signal attenuation, TV and radio signals emitted from earth are indistinguishable from background radiation by the time they leave our solar system.

  7. nosirrom

    nosirrom said, over 2 years ago

    Copied from the SETI web site

    If an extraterrestrial civilization has a SETI project similar to our own, could they detect signals from Earth?

    In general, no. Most earthly transmissions are too weak to be found by equipment similar to ours at the distance of even the nearest star. But there are some important exceptions. High-powered radars and the Arecibo broadcast of 1974 (which lasted for only three minutes) could be detected at distances of tens to hundreds of light-years with a setup similar to our best SETI experiments.

  8. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, over 2 years ago

    @Dani Rice

    A moment of silence for Bob Hastings, aka Lt. Elroy Carpenter.

  9. Llywus42

    Llywus42 said, over 2 years ago

    @R French

    Even worse would be modern day “reality” shows. I’d rather earth be known as the land of the Honymooners and Castaways than the despicable brides and boo-boo brats.


    ARLOSDAD said, over 2 years ago

    Hee Haw will keep them from ever coming here…..

  11. ladylagomorph76

    ladylagomorph76 said, over 2 years ago

    We can’t get free cable, but outer space gets reruns?

  12. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 2 years ago


    Yep, you’re correct. Howsomever (new word), digital signal processing (gotta love computer Geeks) can pull data from the noise background. This trick shot can extend the range of reception but it is still a very long shot.

  13. In Colorado

    In Colorado said, over 2 years ago

    And why is Arlo watching that show in the first place? 800 channels and there’s nothing else to watch? I can’t think of a more compelling reason to get rid of the satellite or cable subscription

  14. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 2 years ago

    :-)* Nothing worth doing is easy. Many of the SF stories about first contact involve our bumping into ETs while exploring out there. We need to saddle up and travel. :-)

  15. David Henderson

    David Henderson said, over 2 years ago

    I just we will not know for sure just how far our radio signals really go in to space until we get out there. Then we can try and pick up our own transmissions from the past. But it seems that can get as far out as 25 light years.

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