B.C. by Mastroianni and Hart

B.C.

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  1. kakiman1078

    kakiman1078 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    huh?

  2. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months 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, 11 months ago

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

  4. Harry Grapjas

    Harry Grapjas GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months 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, 11 months 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, 11 months ago

    @TheSkulker

    how do explain owls?

  7. aaron wilson dunn

    aaron wilson dunn said, 11 months ago

    @gort

    Owls are preators.
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  8. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    doin’ that “woodcock shuffle”

  9. David Smith

    David Smith GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months 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. Imanartisthoney

    Imanartisthoney GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    In my email I thought the lines in panel 2 were stink lines and because he didn’t have an overlapped field of vision he’d stepped in something. I need to go back to reading on a big screen I think.

  11. Tacopielvr

    Tacopielvr said, 11 months ago

    @David Smith

    Yea, I knew about eye locations of predators and prey, but the joke isnt funny if you have to explain it, the not being blessed with overlapping field of view remark of the bird.

  12. MickMaus

    MickMaus said, 11 months 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.

  13. Ray Lodato

    Ray Lodato said, 11 months 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?

  14. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, 11 months ago

    @suzibuy

    Still I appreciate the explanation

  15. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, 11 months ago

    @Alexikakos

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

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