Speed Bump by Dave Coverly

Speed Bump

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  1. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

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

  2. Prof d'anglais

    Prof d'anglais said, over 1 year ago

    @Randy_B

    Yes, does that make you feel better now?

  3. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Prof d'anglais

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

  4. Bob

    Bob GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Randy_B

    But they did it
    .

  5. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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.

  6. PICTO

    PICTO said, over 1 year ago

    @Prof d'anglais

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

  7. MickMaus

    MickMaus said, over 1 year 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. :)

  8. Vermiform bibliotheous

    Vermiform bibliotheous said, over 1 year ago

    Is that a 3 sided or 4 sided pyramid?

  9. FUNG1

    FUNG1 said, over 1 year ago

    @MickMaus

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

  10. Paul Rozeboom

    Paul Rozeboom GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

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

  11. eddie6192

    eddie6192 said, over 1 year ago

    @Randy_B

    You can, in a cartoon.

  12. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 1 year ago

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

  13. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, over 1 year ago

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

  14. dbethke_1959

    dbethke_1959 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Zuhlamon

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

  15. Chris Maple

    Chris Maple said, over 1 year 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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