Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson

Phoebe and Her Unicorn

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  1. Masterius

    Masterius said, about 3 years ago

    LOL! Imagine if Phoebe had found a rotary dial phone!

  2. DreamScourge

    DreamScourge said, about 3 years ago

    I’m looking forward to the thing that makes the iPhone look like that.

  3. Miss Tink

    Miss Tink said, about 3 years ago

    I remember me and Josh using a rotary phone when were children. Boy, did our fingers get sore from dailing all our friends!

  4. DreamScourge

    DreamScourge said, about 3 years ago

    @Miss Tink

    My first telephone number was (+44 7) 231 just 3 numbers long :)

  5. Q4horse

    Q4horse said, about 3 years ago

    I’m still using one just like that. At least it isn’t beaming radiation through my brain. The sound is always great and I never get dropped calls. Newer is not better. I will never surrender my copper conductors!

  6. Q4horse

    Q4horse said, about 3 years ago

    I wonder what she would make of my wonderful manual typewriter and my marvelous stereo turntable.

  7. Dampwaffle

    Dampwaffle said, about 3 years ago

    I remember when those first came out – Ma Bell touted them as the Slimline Princess phone. It had press buttons on the handset that lit up! Quite a change from the rotary phone. Of course, it suffered from the same problem as most cell phones do today – completely useless when some automated response computer asks you to enter a number because you can’t listen and poke the buttons at the same time…

  8. kendallclark1973

    kendallclark1973 said, about 3 years ago

    Hey, I still keep one handy. If the power goes out and my cordless goes dead, I can plug in one of those babies and keep my landline going.

  9. Alex

    Alex said, about 3 years ago

    At our older apartament we had that 1960’s rotary that worked perfectly as of 2007. I kinda miss it. I mean, our older flat altogether. But it’s just like with that phone – you have to abandon things so not to become a museum object yourself

  10. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, about 3 years ago

    I can still remember the day back in ’78 when I saw the original hand-held cell phone. It was a prototype and I was told to handle it carefully as it was one of only a handful in existence and cost something like fifty grand. The thing looked like a 3/4 scale military walkie-talkie, and the big thing I remember was how I marveled at how small it was…

  11. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, about 3 years ago

    Maybe it is a rotary phone. I remember seeing some “Slimline” types like that that had rotary dials in them. I think they were for places that didn’t have touch tone service.

  12. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, about 3 years ago

    “Aw gimme a BREAK, mom. Next you’ll be telling me that big, fat thing, with the tiny screen is a Television Set!

  13. L.  Friscatore

    L. Friscatore said, about 3 years ago

    this is a really nicely drawn comic

  14. PoodleGroomer

    PoodleGroomer said, about 3 years ago

    Dials and touch tone generators are addons to a standard that is compatible with the wall mount crank phones and candlestick two piece phones.

  15. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, about 3 years ago

    In the 1970s, there was a time when AT&T was selling old-style telephones; models that had the ear-piece and the cup-like transmitter, but had a rotary dial… also victorian-style phones, etc., and they called them “fancy ring-a-dings.” It is a little unfortunate that the newer high-tech stuff doesn’t have that kind of style.

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