Brewster Rockit by Tim Rickard

Brewster Rockit

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  1. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 2 years ago

    But, it may need saying again.
    Are they aroma gerbils?

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 2 years ago

    And my solar powered flashlight?

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago

    Spontaneous generation didn’t go away. It was just refreshed with ideas like cells with their thousands of structures somehow magically coming together and forming a living cell. Silly ideas never go away.

  4. ragtime78rpm

    ragtime78rpm said, over 2 years ago

    The (Luminiferous) Aether was never actually proven or disproven. However, since it was posited as the medium through which everything (including light) traveled, it was impossible to get outside of the stuff to conduct measurements which would be independent for the observer. Relativity theory came along and functioned without the need for the aether, and so the use of aether was dropped by physicists. This is a broad simplification, but probably suffices for the comments section of the Sunday funnies.

  5. AlnicoV

    AlnicoV said, over 2 years ago

    Just because the screen door for submarines didn’t work…

  6. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @AlnicoV

    It would have worked if the high-powered air jets were installed like they should have been.

  7. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!)

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!) said, over 2 years ago

    @ Nabuquduriuzhur Look who’s talking about silly ideas.

  8. AussieDownUnder

    AussieDownUnder said, over 2 years ago

    Dr Mel needs a blender.

  9. Ermine Notyours

    Ermine Notyours said, over 2 years ago

    Most pets are therapeutic.

  10. JudyAz

    JudyAz said, over 2 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    I have one of those

  11. mshefler

    mshefler said, over 2 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Solar powered flashlight.

  12. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, over 2 years ago

    Not phlogiston! That’s my favorite scientific concept!

  13. doublejake

    doublejake GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Yep, just like the supremely silly idea of the entire universe being created out of nothing by a spontaneously-generated magical intelligence hasn’t yet gone away… though fortunately it’s on its way out… just like beliefs in Zeus, Thor, and witchcraft.

  14. bopard

    bopard said, over 2 years ago

    @AussieDownUnder

    Dr. Mel needs a hexadecimal code for his face that looks less like #FFF-FFC yellow and more like #FFC-CCC skin tones. #F2C-8BA is nice too.
    .
    Todays print version had no trouble suppressing the yellow haze. The solar panels had more olive, and the skin looked natural.

  15. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Ether may be making a comeback in different guises. One such is the Higgs field which seems to have slipped in with the confirmation of the Higgs boson. If light responds to gravity which depends on mass which depends on a Higgs field, it seems possible that the Higgs field is at least related to a luminiferous ether.


    (Spelling note: I don’t say aesthetics, amoeba, draught, tyre, or colour, so I’m not going to say aether either.)

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