Betty by Gary Delainey and Gerry Rasmussen


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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah, it’s all those AROUND kids that need them.

  2. saxie5

    saxie5 said, over 3 years ago

    Just tell him you got an allowance cancelling wallet then.

  3. Monkeyhead

    Monkeyhead said, over 3 years ago


    I love how you think!

  4. cabalonrye

    cabalonrye said, over 3 years ago

    Junior will discover that it also cancels out calls like dinner time. I hope the fridge is locked down tight.

  5. daj024

    daj024 said, over 3 years ago

    ah, it lets the frequency the the human voice operates in past the canceling circuitry. Of course this ruins the joke!

  6. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    You’re exactly right — on both counts.
    I use active noise-cancelling earplugs on airplane trips. They cut way back on the engine roar, and actually make it easier to converse with your seat-mate. They also allow you to listen to music or movie audio, with much, much less volume (because the audio isn’t competing with as much engine noise).
    I have two types — over-the-ear headphones (like Jr. is wearing), and earbuds. While the headphones are somewhat better, I take the earbuds on trips, because they’re much more compact.
    Some people (and manufacturers) label any earphone that cuts sound “noise-cancelling”. They are only “noise-cancelling” if they are “active” (i.e. have the extra microphone, and electronic circuity to cancel noise). If they don’t have the special electronics, they are “passive” devices — properly called “noise dampening” (or some such — but not noise-cancelling). Passive over-the-ear headphones, with a high enough decibel rating for noise dampening, would do what the cartoon suggests. Active: reduces noise. Passive: reduces all sounds (including your mother’s voice).

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