One Big Happy by Rick Detorie

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  1. zsmom_76

    zsmom_76 said, almost 2 years ago

    If Ptolemy had TV in his day, then the names of the constellations could well have been Flipper, Elsa, Tonto, K. Kardashian, the cute bears on the toilet paper commercial.

  2. Limpid Lizard

    Limpid Lizard said, almost 2 years ago

    Can’t blame the kids. As Carl Sagan observed in Cosmos: “If the constellations had been named in the 20th Century, I suppose we’d put there refrigerators and bicycles, rock stars, maybe even mushroom clouds.”

  3. dbethke_1959

    dbethke_1959 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Funny thing, depending on where they live, you can’t see that constellation in the sky (it’s in the Southern Hemisphere of the sky).

  4. Jon Hra

    Jon Hra said, almost 2 years ago

    Of course with all the ambient light mucking up the view, I feel lucky I can see the moon.

  5. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    oh… I thought they were watching the Macy’s parade

  6. Iluvnancy

    Iluvnancy said, almost 2 years ago

    @Jon Hra

    The only positive aftereffect of the storm when the electricity was out, once the skies cleared you could see the stars. The trade off was absolutely not worth it. Too many people were suffering.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    I only got to see the unadulterate (by street light) sky once but did get to see Orion’s Belt where our solar system lies in that galactic arm.
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    Maybe some time in the dim future after discontinuities happen the constellations would be renamed and probably look different. The ones we use now are mostly from ancient times.

    Ruthie meets a mime for the first time and finds it arresting.

  8. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, almost 2 years ago

    “It’s also CHILLY!”
    “And way too UPHILLY!”

    Aren’t they just SILLY?

  9. Slywlf

    Slywlf GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @dbethke_1959

    I thought so too, but according to an article I just read, while it is high in the sky below the equator you can actually see it low on the southern horizon from as far north as Canada. http://earthsky.org/brightest-stars/solitary-fomalhaut-guards-the-southern-sky

  10. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, almost 2 years ago

    Today’s strip: PRICELESS.

  11. Sean

    Sean GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    A bit out of date – he should have had an iPad with the Astrology App, then instead of seeing characters in the sky they could have just stared at the iPad.

  12. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, almost 2 years ago

    Close to 3 or 4 years ago news reported we see the space station close to earth in space at a certain time and be very fast. The news was very right I went outside wondering which direction be coming. Very awesome seeing space shuttle leave the space station in space. 2nd night we seen the space station at little further back.

  13. melmarsh9v

    melmarsh9v said, almost 2 years ago

    Back when I was a young guy (in the 1970s), I was under the influence of a psychedelic substance, and I looked up in the sky and thought I saw a swastika-shaped cloud! Really…

  14. calvinsfriend110

    calvinsfriend110 said, almost 2 years ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    Yes, I’m wondering if they know each other.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @melmarsh9v

    Once I saw a lens shaped cloud, sober, not like any cloud I have seen or read about. Wish I could have taken a photo of it. It was at an angle of about 35 degrees which is also not usual.

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