Brewster Rockit by Tim Rickard

Brewster Rockit

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  1. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, 9 months ago

    Tot bot must not have promised the Romulans that it wouldn’t use it….

  2. Bilan

    Bilan said, 9 months ago

    The only one using a helmet on an Earth space station is a human?

  3. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, 9 months ago

    ‘We can’t see him… but we can smell him!’

  4. A Common 'tater

    A Common 'tater said, 9 months ago

    @Bilan

    Toxic halitosis.

  5. sherbert

    sherbert GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    This jarred my memory. Some seventy some years ago we kids used to holler OLLY OLLY OCEAN FREE! Does anyone know where that came from?

  6. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, 9 months ago

    @sherbert

    We used to yell “Ollie Ollie income free” meaning that we could all “come in” (as in out of hiding) without penalty.

  7. chithing

    chithing said, 9 months ago

    @Newenglandah

    That’s the same thing we said. The first time I ever saw “oxen free” was in a very old Peanuts strip.

  8. pcolli

    pcolli said, 9 months ago

    According to wikipedia…..
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    “Olly olly oxen free (and variants: ollie ollie umphrey, olly-olly-ee, ally ally in free, ally alley ocean free, etc.) is a catchphrase used in such children’s games as hide and seek to indicate that players who are hiding can come out into the open without losing the game, that the position of the sides in a game has changed (as in which side is in the field or which side is at bat or “up” in baseball or kickball), or, alternatively, that the game is entirely over.

    It is thought to derive from the phrase “All ye, all ye ‘outs’ in free,”,“All the outs in free” or possibly “Calling all the ‘outs’ in free;” in other words: all who are “out” may come in without penalty. Various calls used for such purposes have gone by the collective name of “ollyoxalls” in some places.

    The phrase can also be used to coordinate hidden players in the game kick the can, in which a group of people hide within a given radius and a “seeker” is left to guard a can filled with rocks. The seeker has to try to find the “hiders” without allowing them to sneak in and kick the can.

    In many areas the phrase used is “All-y all-y in come free”, to tell the remaining hidden players it is time to regroup in order to restart the game. The phrase is announced by a hider who successfully sneaks in and kicks the can.

    An old version of the phrase is “all ye, all ye, all come free.”

  9. Josh Lyons

    Josh Lyons said, 9 months ago

    Back when I was kid and we play Hide and Seek, and I couldn’t find my friend (or friends), I just said “Come out, come out wherever you are!”

  10. MagicFan

    MagicFan said, 9 months ago

    @IamJayBluE

    The Romulans don’t have an exclusive monopoly on that. Not since Old Kirk stole a cloaking device.

  11. LadyKat

    LadyKat said, 9 months ago

    @MagicFan

    And the Klingons have it too

  12. SunflowerGirl100

    SunflowerGirl100 said, 9 months ago

    Thx, PColli. I was wondering about that.

  13. AlnicoV

    AlnicoV said, 9 months ago

    In playing hide and seek. What’s more fun, running and hiding or standing there shouting random numbers at the person trying to count?

  14. louieglutz

    louieglutz said, 9 months ago

    ALLy, ALLy OUT’S IN free.

  15. mr_sherman

    mr_sherman GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    We thought it was modified from “Ally, Ally All’s in Free”. It wouldn’t take much of a phonetic change to go from “All’s in” to “oxen”.

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