Brewster Rockit by Tim Rickard

Brewster Rockit

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  1. Number Six

    Number Six said, about 1 year ago

    You should always know where your
    towel is.

  2. Kali39

    Kali39 said, about 1 year ago

    Bob Hope once commented about his first trip aboard a Concorde: “I like Concorde. It gives me three extra hours to find my luggage.”

  3. Bilan

    Bilan said, about 1 year ago

    So if I got this straight…
    Man AND women are from Mars, but your luggage is from Venus?

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 1 year ago

    Ummm.

    So Dr. Mel is suggesting that a rock that would be liquefied by the energy imputed to it by an impact large enough to reach escape velocity would somehow have microbes survive the 2000+ degrees of molten rock?

    (That was the flaw of the “martian meteorite” fallacy a few years back. The scientists didn’t consider how much energy would be required to blast a rock off the surface of mars and to reach escape velocity. Globs of molten rock…)

  5. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 1 year ago

    The frequent flyer rewards must be astronomical!

  6. Ryan (Say what now‽)

    Ryan (Say what now‽) GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Mars is a relatively small planet with lower gravity. Not all the rock would have to liquefied to reach escape velocity.
    Plus there are other sources of rocks in space.
    Or maybe I don’t know what I’m talking about.

  7. kroykali

    kroykali said, about 1 year ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who’s skeptical of this theory.

  8. luvcmx

    luvcmx said, about 1 year ago

    @kroykali

    Here’s a clue for you and nab: IT’S A COMIC STRIP!

  9. Number Six

    Number Six said, about 1 year ago

    @luvcmx

    Ya think?

  10. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, about 1 year ago

    Easy strip to draw – take yesterday’s and change the speech balloons.

  11. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, about 1 year ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nb, you are an example of why Lincoln said “you can’t fool all of the people all of the time”. Microbes can be tough but come on. The idea is ridiculous.

  12. dr.mel

    dr.mel GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Ridiculous or not, the strip is based on an actual scientific theory I read recently. I decided to have fun with it.
    And yes, the strip was easy to draw (I love those kind!)

  13. ChessPirate

    ChessPirate said, about 1 year ago

    @dr.mel

    It doesn’t matter to me if you do “cut-and-paste” or not, your content is always top-rate!

  14. mwbarr

    mwbarr GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    This would have been funnier if the exact same art from yesterday had been reused. Fun to see how much mileage can be gotten from the same visual situation.

  15. kroykali

    kroykali said, about 1 year ago

    @luvcmx

    luvcmx – we weren’t referring to the comic strip. We were referring to the actual astronomical theory that rocks are blasted free from planets during meteor bombardment, some possibly containing microorganisms. The rocks would have to reach or exceed escape velocity for that planet. For earth, that is 25,000 miles per hour, and that does not include atmospheric drag they would have to overcome. It just seems implausible to me.

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