Speed Bump by Dave Coverly

Speed Bump

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  1. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Billiards equipment and/or the laws of physics were different in ancient cartoon Egypt.

  2. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @No one

    Look at that pyramid. You can’t DO that with real round, smooth balls on real felt.

  3. Bob

    Bob GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @Randy_B

    But they did it
    .

  4. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @Bob

    Then the balls have flat sides, or are stuck to the table, or are stuck to each other. In any case, the break won’t go well and the ensuing game (if there is one) will be very different.

  5. PICTO

    PICTO said, about 3 years ago

    @No one

    I think @Randy_B might be in “de-Nile” about cartoon physics.

  6. MickMaus

    MickMaus said, about 3 years ago

    @Randy_B

    Actually, I did see a trick shot many years ago that imitated this. Admittedly, not to this extreme. As I recall, it was a base of three balls with one on top. The trick was supposed to put all four balls in with just one cue stroke. It was impressive, but getting the balls set in place took far longer than the trick was worth. :)

  7. The Saccharine-Free Bakery

    The Saccharine-Free Bakery said, about 3 years ago

    Is that a 3 sided or 4 sided pyramid?

  8. FUNG1

    FUNG1 said, about 3 years ago

    @MickMaus

    I saw and attempted that! 3 and 1 AND it did take longer to set-up than it was worth.

  9. Paul Rozeboom

    Paul Rozeboom GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    And the winner for the best comment. (Drum roll here) The winner is: PICTO

  10. eddie6192

    eddie6192 said, about 3 years ago

    @Randy_B

    You can, in a cartoon.

  11. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, about 3 years ago

    Used glue. The object is to sink the cue ball after shooting it into the pyramid.

  12. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, about 3 years ago

    @The Saccharine-Free Bakery

    A pyramid has 5 sides, 4 triangular and one square (the bottom) a tetrahedron has 4 triangular sides.

  13. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I’m thinking there are 32 balls in that pyramid.

  14. David Bethke

    David Bethke GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @Zuhlamon

    20. Looking at the rack, it’s a Tetrahedron.

  15. Chris Maple

    Chris Maple said, about 3 years ago

    A pyramid has a polygonal base and triangular sides, all triangles meeting at one peak. The base may have any number of sides greater than 2, and it need not be regular, convex, or even non-self-intersecting. However, when not specified, the base is assumed to be square.

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