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Matt Bors

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  1. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, over 3 years ago

    2 minutes – Ha! If only one were so lucky. No in my days we had to share a phone in the village, and it was 4 miles through the snow up hill to get to one – in the summer as well.

  2. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    If lead pipes, baseball bats, machetes and box-cutters can make a comeback, so can chamber pots! (It’s better for the environment and the accompanying dysentary serves to reduce the excesss population, so it’s a win-win!)

  3. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    …I had to explain to my 5 year old what “dialing” really meant. She thought it’d be more fun than digiting numbers.

  4. joshschr

    joshschr GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Wait, so there’s a cheap and convenient way for me to relieve myself without leaving the comfort of my bedroom or couch? I wish someone had clued me in before I put a tv in my every room of my house!

  5. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    And then use your iPhone to tweet the experience.

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    I didn’t understand what inspired the cartoon, but I love the comments it inspired. I watched a young man try to make a call from a rotary dial phone three years ago. He punched the buttons through the hole in the dial and said, “Your buttons are all stuck.” And while many homes in my 1963 Miss. town had phones, they were all on a party line. If you were bored, you just picked up the phone and listened in. And having to wait in the "queue’ to be able to make your call created interesting moments of “phone rage.”
    amused,
    C.

  7. PocketNaomi

    PocketNaomi GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I’m not under 30, and I can’t drive a car without a clutch. I can, however, drive a horse. I think that’s going one better. :)

  8. Cripplious

    Cripplious said, over 3 years ago

    IF the quill made a come back people would learn to think before writing.

  9. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    We had one of those “number please” systems until about 1959.
    My mother worked at various jobs at a hotel, including the switchboard that had those cables you pugged in like in a Lily Tomlin act.

  10. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I hear that there will be a new national party called the NCPA,
    National Chamber Pot Association! Wayne LaPierre will run it!

  11. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah, it’s funny to tease the younger set about not knowing how to use things like rotary phones. But how many of you older folks know how to use a slide rule? I sure as heck don’t.
    We’re all ignorant about something.

  12. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    True, I’ve never used a slide rule but we had log-tables. My brother, younger than me a year, was allowed to use calculators to work out trigonometry functions. I had missed the change/update in curriculum by a year.

  13. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    Ha! We had an easy number to dial: 33-0931. Only 2 loooong dials. The number of times we came up short up in the dial and got the wrong person…
    Now we have fat fingers when we mis-dial. :-|

  14. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    ‘How many people under 30 today cannot drive a car with a clutch??’

    The only time I’ve driven an automatic was on one of my visits to the USA. At the rental agency, when I asked for a manual, I was met with a blank look. I had a choice between an automatic and another automatic. Made my drive from Chicago up into Michigan easier but it still perplexed me. After a while I got used to doing nothing but steering but…I dunno. Not for me.


    @ PocketNaomi ha!

    I knew what a churchkey was but I didn’t know its name. Interesting. Learnt a new word.

  15. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 3 years ago

    Opening a can of beer with an opener is not much of an inconvenience. Plus it might slow someone’s drinking down a bit, which wouldn’t be bad. If someone had trouble even handling the opener it would be a clue for them to stop for the night.

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