Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. Harryfan

    Harryfan said, almost 3 years ago

    So his speed will be measured in X number of furlongs per fortnight.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 3 years ago

    Use the FFF system of measurement.

    Furlong/Firkin/Fortnight

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FFF_system

    (I don’t think it will supplant the MKS or earlier CGS systems…)

  3. phuh knees

    phuh knees said, almost 3 years ago

    So it’s about eight to the mile and five to the klick; but what’s that in cubits?

  4. treblemaker

    treblemaker said, almost 3 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    I rather like the sound of my salary in farthings/fortnight.

  5. Stray9999

    Stray9999 said, almost 3 years ago

    It aint Euro…it’s rest of the world.

  6. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 3 years ago

    185 klicks is about 115 miles. I’d rather go 90 than 55 any day! I’d also rather weigh 110 kg than 240#. On the other hand, 30º sounds cold to me, rather than a warm 86º day. I learned metric in 2nd grade at a Montessori school near Philadelphia, and it’s all really-easy to me. Everything’s in 10’s. Besides, I work for Pennsylvania’s state-owned/operated liquor store system, and every drop of wines and spirits that I sell are in metric.

  7. kroykali

    kroykali said, almost 3 years ago

    I remember my science teacher saying how the U.S. will be totally metric in a few years. This was in 1977. I’m still waiting.

  8. bagbalm

    bagbalm said, almost 3 years ago

    On to cubits!

  9. frumdebang

    frumdebang said, almost 3 years ago

    @Stray9999

    I guess with what’s happening in Greece, the Europeans really regret going metric.

  10. atajayhawk

    atajayhawk said, almost 3 years ago

    @kroykali: Library books are measured for cataloging in metric, because Melville Dewey figured we’d be going metric soon. That was in 1876.

  11. CoBass

    CoBass said, almost 3 years ago

    @bagbalm

    “What’s a cubit?” (With thanks to Bill Cosby.)

  12. Dave Johnston

    Dave Johnston said, almost 3 years ago

    BTW – 185 k is 919.6 furlongs

  13. Dave Johnston

    Dave Johnston said, almost 3 years ago

    If Frazz wants to feel slow – 185 kilometer = 0.000 617 093 576 12 light second
    www.onlineconversion.com

  14. codedaddy

    codedaddy GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Harryfan

    I can’t believe you said that! I thought we had invented that unit of velocity (furlongs per fortnight) in a physics lab 53 years ago! Perhaps we did ?!

  15. khjalmarj

    khjalmarj said, almost 3 years ago

    I once figured my gasoline mileage in inverse acres. The dimensional analysis actually allows that (length/volume is the same as 1/area, right?). It’s too bad the numbers weren’t closer to the regular miles/gallon figures, or I could have had some fun with it.

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