B.C. by Mastroianni and Hart

B.C.

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  1. kakiman1078

    kakiman1078 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    huh?

  2. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @kakiman1078

    Birds (as do most non-predators), have eyes facing sideways for a defensive, non-overlapping field of view, non-binocular visual system.


    Predators (humans are predators), have eyes facing forward and have an offensive, overlapping field of view, binocular visual system.


    Moving his head forward and back increased his visual coverage. (Not much but then this is a comic.)

  3. suzibuy

    suzibuy GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Not funny when you have to explain it. :o(

  4. Harry Grapjas

    Harry Grapjas GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Because of the position of their eyes at the sides of their heads and slightly moved back, some birds, like the pigeon, can better see what’s behind them than in front. It’s all about spotting predators.

  5. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 1 year ago

    If you practice, really practice, — it takes concentration — you can override your brain’s “stabilization” function and watch humans bounce up and down as they walk.

  6. gort

    gort said, about 1 year ago

    @TheSkulker

    how do explain owls?

  7. aaron wilson dunn

    aaron wilson dunn said, about 1 year ago

    @gort

    Owls are preators.
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  8. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    doin’ that “woodcock shuffle”

  9. David Smith

    David Smith GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    OK, I didn’t get the joke until the above comments explained about non-predator birds having sideways facing eyes. But, I then noticed the last panel where the bird is explaining what is going on and he his facing the reader with both eyes facing forward! Wouldn’t that give him a overlapping field of view?

  10. MickMaus

    MickMaus said, about 1 year ago

    @Tacopielvr

    I agree. Nothing irks me more than having to explain a joke I’ve told. Of course, if I’m telling the joke to a lady and she is cute enough, it doesn’t bother me as much.

  11. Ray Lodato

    Ray Lodato said, about 1 year ago

    I understand the predator/prey bit in regards to the eyes, but what significance does the cloud over the bird’s head have in panel 4?

  12. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 1 year ago

    @suzibuy

    Still I appreciate the explanation

  13. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 1 year ago

    @Alexikakos

    I used to watch girls bounce up and down as they walked.

  14. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 1 year ago

    @Tacopielvr

    Still this implies the error of the cartoonist is that of thinking too highly of his readers.
    Surely this beats assuming we are as ignorant as we really are.

  15. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 1 year ago

    @Ray Lodato

    Cloud represents frustration or unhappiness

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