Candorville by Darrin Bell

Candorville

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 2 years ago

    How about fire?

  2. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Every year, just before the fall semester begins, Beloit College publishes a “mindset list” (you could google it) to remind professors of analogies NOT to use on incoming freshmen, because they won’t have any idea what you’re talking about.

  3. Varnes

    Varnes said, almost 2 years ago

    Richard, I will…..It sounds interesting…

  4. rshive

    rshive said, almost 2 years ago

    Nor did Lamont have to walk five miles uphill to school in the snow. It wasn’t uphill.

  5. Lovecraft

    Lovecraft said, almost 2 years ago

    @Varnes

    Same here!

  6. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    We had dirt… and rocks… but you had to fight the dinosaurs if you wanted to play with the rocks

  7. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Richard S. Russell

    I did, thanks!

  8. smalltownbrown

    smalltownbrown said, almost 2 years ago

    @Richard S. Russell

    ..and I bookmarked it. Thanks.

  9. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, almost 2 years ago

    One of my daughters asked me if my school had a dirt floor when I was her age.

  10. darth geekboy

    darth geekboy GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    actually kid………they DID have the internet. it was called DARPAnet back then. and only a select few had it. but thanks to senator AL GORE, way back in 1991, he got a bill through congress (the Gore Bill), that basically pushed for this defense research infrastructure to be used by the general public………..and give birth to what would eventually be called The Information Superhighway (his term)……….the INTERNET.

    you won’t learn that from rightwingnuts and faux news audience unfortunately.

  11. rshive

    rshive said, almost 2 years ago

    @darth geekboy

    What you say may be correct as far as it goes. But I was contacting what was then called the internet via dial-up back around 1985 on an old 600 baud manual connect modem. It was obviously slow and not very graphically oriented. But you could get pictures, usually by a separate download. It was divided using something called nodes. My particular node was Washington University, St. Louis. I’ve sometimes wondered how we got from that to what we have now.

  12. spyderred

    spyderred said, almost 2 years ago

    In my college class we were talking about miniaturization of electronic components and related issues of heat when I was asked about how large a television screen was when I was a child. Well, I said, i saw my first TV in a store window when I was 12 and the screen was about 7 inches surrounded by a wooden case a couple of feet high and about 16 inches across. So now I’m a contemporary with the dinosaurs in their eyes (I’m 68).

  13. calspace

    calspace said, almost 2 years ago

    Don’t forget door games (all text based) and MUDs and chat rooms. TeleArena and Mutants 2000 and Crossroads of the Elements. sigh

  14. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, almost 2 years ago

    @Doctor Toon

    You had rocks?
    Cool!!

  15. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, almost 2 years ago

    @darth geekboy

    buy you’re assuming Lemont was a kid in 1991.
    The way he avoids answering the question strongly implies he wasn’t — just as I wasn’t (and I’m still in my late youth).

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