JumpStart by Robb Armstrong

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  1. JCDaly

    JCDaly said, over 2 years ago

    Technically the Earth would be in the strip every day, lol. But anyway, love the strip!

  2. Baslim the beggar hears from They Who Must Be Obeyed, "Explanations! What Explanations? We don' gotta explain nothin!"
  3. chasm_b

    chasm_b GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @JCDaly

    But all those other days Earth is the stage, today Earth is the actor. I would’ve said ‘star’ but then that whole Sun/star thing would’ve come up.

  4. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 2 years ago

    Hey Moon, I wouldn’t go calling the Earth a “maniac,” seeing as you’re a “lunar-tic”!

  5. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 2 years ago

    @JCDaly

    Yeah, but every background character should get a day to be in the spotlight!

  6. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 2 years ago

    @JPuzzleWhiz

    Actually, the term “lunatic” comes directly from the Latin word for moon, “luna.” The mentally-ill were supposed to be under some bad influence from the moon.

  7. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 2 years ago

    This was a laugh-out-loud one for me. Good one, Robb! Also, good comments, folks!

  8. Alan Steenhouwer

    Alan Steenhouwer said, over 2 years ago

    This is why the moon is slowly drifting away from the earth.

  9. Baslim the beggar hears from They Who Must Be Obeyed, "Explanations! What Explanations? We don' gotta explain nothin!"

    Baslim the beggar hears from They Who Must Be Obeyed, "Explanations! What Explanations? We don' gotta explain nothin!" GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Alan Steenhouwer

    Yes, there is a lot of friction between them, and it is driving them apart!
    Tidal friction, that is…

    They used to be so close, with shorter days and shorter months! (The earth used to rotate so fast that a day was a few hours long, not 24! But tidal friction caused the earth’s rotation to slow, the moon’s initial rotation to stop and the two separate. They continue to separate even now at 4 cm per year.)

  10. Ather

    Ather said, over 2 years ago

    Don’t worry. You’re slowly drifting away every day anyway.

  11. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Baslim the beggar hears from They Who Must Be Obeyed, "Explanations! What Explanations? We don' gotta explain nothin!"

    And if some TV documentary is to be believed, it was the resulting giant tides that swept over entire continents, leeching out minerals into the sea, making them salty.

  12. Baslim the beggar hears from They Who Must Be Obeyed, "Explanations! What Explanations? We don' gotta explain nothin!"

    Baslim the beggar hears from They Who Must Be Obeyed, "Explanations! What Explanations? We don' gotta explain nothin!" GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @pschearer

    Don’t know about the entire continents part. We know little about the initial configuration of oceans and continents. But certainly the waves would have been huge, fast and would erode anything they hit. The winds would have been really, really fierce, too. But I would think the primary leaching of materials would be from hot vents releasing hot water into the ocean or on the continents. In those early days, there would be lots of them as the mantle continued to form. Everywhere on the continents probably looked like Yellowstone or Mt. Etna

  13. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Baslim the beggar hears from They Who Must Be Obeyed, "Explanations! What Explanations? We don' gotta explain nothin!"

    My understanding was that oceans were necessary for the creation of granite and therefore of the continents, so thousand-foot tides might easily have washed over them. But then, all I know is what I see on TV and in 50 years of reading Scientific American. (Another TV documentary said that one of the Alvarezes had repudiated the iridium/meteor/dinosaur connection and had decided on a less catastrophic explanation, but I’ve never seen confirmation, including in Wikipedia.)

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