B.C. by Mastroianni and Hart

B.C.

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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    They claimed that America would be totally converted to the metric system back when I was in elementary school in the ’70’s. I’m glad they were wrong on that!

  2. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @PianoGuy24

    Why? It’s really a much easier system by far!

  3. Kevin

    Kevin said, over 1 year ago

    I wonder how many people actually get this – lol

  4. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 1 year ago

    I thought that it should be “give someone 2.54 cm and they will take 1.6 km.”

  5. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 1 year ago

    @legaleagle48

    I agree. Metric is SO much easier.
    Everything’s in increments of 10, and everything matches each other.
    For example, a kilogram of water is exactly one liter. It measures 10 cm square.

  6. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    We’ve had metric in Canada for decades now.
    I’ve often wondered how many Americans have traveled on our highways …noticed the speed limit signs that say, 100 … and shouted, ‘Right on!’
    And not noticing the km/hr underneath.

  7. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 1 year ago

    If Mastroianni, Mastroianni, Hart, and Hart, are trying to riff on the original saying, (“Give him an inch and he’ll take an ell.”) then the line is “Give him 2.54 centimetres and he’ll take approximately 1.143 metres.

    An ell is not defined officially, it’s about 45 inches.

    An inch is officially defined now as 1”= 2.54 cm.

  8. BlackKnight15

    BlackKnight15 said, over 1 year ago

    @AshburnStadium

    That would be 10cm³, not squared – it’s a volume

  9. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, over 1 year ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Mile … yard … meh !!

  10. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 1 year ago

    A university professor of mathematics moved into an apartment building.
    Unfortunately being good at mathematics didn’t prevent him from spending money foolishly, so his ex-wife kindly cosigned his lease.

  11. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 1 year ago

    @BlackKnight15

    No, a litre is actually 1,000 cubic centimetres.
    That’s a hair under 1.057 U.S. quarts, and you’d need to add just over 136.5 cubic centimetres to make up an Imperial quart.

  12. BlackKnight15

    BlackKnight15 said, over 1 year ago

    @Alex
    You’re absolutley correct!
    I meant to type (10cm) ³ =1000cm³

  13. Alan Rees

    Alan Rees said, over 1 year ago

    I’m old enough to remember when Americans felt smug and superior about how much simpler it was to use decimal currency, while Brits were still hanging onto pounds, shillings and pence. Now it is the Americans who are hanging onto outdated units of measurement while most of the rest of the world has gone for the simpler, more rational system.

  14. Alan Rees

    Alan Rees said, over 1 year ago

    By the way, this is Good Friday. Is it too much to hope that sometime this weekend we will see something with a spiritual message, like Johnny Hart used to produce almost every year? I miss those.

  15. Bob

    Bob GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Only at a specific temperature.

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