Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 2 years ago

    sad to show what you got when you got nothin

  2. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw said, over 2 years ago

    Oh, well – NASA once got miles and kilometers mixed up. Bye-bye Mars lander. Could happen to anyone.

  3. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, over 2 years ago

    We’re TRENDSETTERS – ahead of the times.

  4. reedkomicks

    reedkomicks GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    For goodness sake..

  5. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 2 years ago

    We DO use metric or SI wnenever we wish along with English whenever we wish. We’re smart enough to make conversions back and forth if we wanna.
    FREEDOM

  6. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher said, over 2 years ago

    Years ago, columnist Bob Greene wrote that he was starting an organization called WAM, for We Ain’t Metric.

  7. Gee Man

    Gee Man GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @DavidHuieGreen

    How’s that working for you? See Mars lander comment above.
    Choosing to use crack can be labelled “FREEDOM” too. Or just a bad choice.

  8. StCleve72

    StCleve72 said, over 2 years ago

    That idea doesn’t make a centigram of sense. I mean, give some people a millimeter and they’ll take a kilometer, like a girl I once knew who was 907 kilograms of fun to be with but didn’t have 28.34952312 grams of common sense. She would rush around at 160 km/hr all the time and it would make her feel 3.048 meters tall even though she didn’t like the song by the Who called; "I can see for 1.609344 kilometers and 1.609344 kilometers.Well, that’s how it goes sometimes, right?

  9. packratjohn

    packratjohn said, over 2 years ago

    @StCleve72

    Was her name Joule?

  10. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 2 years ago

    @Gee Man

    Actually, the Mars Lander problem was caused by Barsoomians, or so my crackhead friends assure me.

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    And yes, freedom to make bad choices is part of freedom, only opposed by those who think natural selection should be opposed as part of evolutionary processes.
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    Further, simply using SI doesn’t assure no mistakes by the careless (see above) as exemplified by Sheldon using square metres when he SHOULD have used square centimetres, yielding an error of magnitude ten to the fourth. While fictional, it happens in reality too. Remember the nearsighted Hubble and why.

  11. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, over 2 years ago

    @DavidHuieGreen

    I was under the impression they ground the lens wrong. Were they using metric?

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @DavidHuieGreen

    Conversion is the hard part. It is that reason why people resist it. Silly really since at base 10 would be easier to use.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @StCleve72

    In the Star Trek Universe everyone uses metric. Scientists have been using base ten metric system for some time. Better than an arbitrary royal based system. Even the Brits stopped using it!!!!

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Kaffekup

    They installed the lens in backwards first. Also at least one rocket blew up because someone had the decimal in the wrong place. Math matters.

  15. goweeder

    goweeder said, over 2 years ago

    “Why is the USA not using metric like the
    ENTIRE REST OF THE WORLD?
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    Good question! Especially since our money is based on the metric system, and people have no problem with that.

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