Stuart Carlson by Stuart Carlson

Stuart Carlson

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  1. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    He forgot the “Preparation A”, the only treatment for Asteroids!

  2. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 1 year ago

    Even Earth just puckers up when one of those hit.
    Kinda fond of our space program at this point.

  3. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 1 year ago

    @masterskrain

    Nice!

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    If we spent more money on surveying the sky instead of fielding the largest military any empire would envy, we could see more of them and even divert the more dangerous ones.

  5. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    The Russian meteorite came from the sunny side of the Solar System at 40,000 miles an hour. I don’t know what technology would have spotted it.

  6. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    How do you divert asteroids?

  7. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    The next exciting astronomical thing (that we know about) will be Comet PANSTARRS in early March.
    It will not pass closer than 1.1 AU from the Earth (an Astronomical Unit is the distance from Earth to Sun 93 million miles)
    On March 10 the comet should be closest to the Sun and brightest just after sunset in the West.

  8. D-squared

    D-squared said, over 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    Shake shiny keys in front of them?

  9. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I hope the TOONist is Not advising Katrina and Sandy survivors to give up and Not prepare for the next weather event.

  10. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Look at Russia, all those broken windows and destroyed buildings, and then it got hit by a meteor…

  11. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    A commentator above asked how to divert an asteroid…
    You land a satellite equipped with a large engine on it and fire the engine in controlled short bursts as it rotates in order to divert it away from the earth and into the sun. The technology exists and we have landed a satellite on an asteroid not that long ago. I posted a link to the event a few days ago. All we need to do is build the satellites and equip them with powerful engines.
    There’s no profit in saving the planet though. Mr. Carlson’s cartoon suggests that diverting asteroids might be a 2nd amendment issue. Perhaps selling it as a way to protect gun ownership, or even unborn children who might die if a very large rock struck our planet would move politicians to act.
    We have the power to be powerful. We just need the will to act.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    While I enjoy your comments (this one too) I have to disagree with your interpretation of the toon. Not that I have any insight into what is in Calson’s mind, but don’t you think this is a Jab at preppers? Here this loon has gone to all the trouble and expense and guess where the rock lands.

    And he has a point. One CAN be prepared for “almost” every eventuality, not every one. Possibilities are endless BECAUSE we have free will. But when the operative system is Chaos and the original task was to create order out of it, the natural laws in effect of equals and opposite reactions, it’s only logical to have some chaos in life. Unpredictability.

    It’s one reason why it is comforting to think that there may actually BE an “GOOD” entity struggling still to conquer “BAD” or Chaos.

    But we are so far above such musings today, what with all our mad science and advance technology.

    No, my brother, I do not believe that Carlson had any 2nd amendment issues other than denigrating those that have a different culture, one that he does not understand. But it will be the Preppers" that survive IF and when the big rock hits if anyone does.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    Catch an asteroid early enough all you need do is to put your mass next to it and nudge it in such a way that by the time it would intersect earth it will be too far away.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @David

    Sooner or later a larger one will intersect with us. We only survey 1% of the visible sky at any one time. That is a mistake.

  15. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    @Bruce4671

    Bruce, being called your brother made me smile, and as I thought of your writings over the last weeks, made me think I could do worse than to have a brother like you. Family doesn’t always agree, but they do try to be keep things civil at dinner time.
    Carlson’s cartoon has nothing to do with 2nd amendment rights of course. It’s not the first time my attempts as facetiousness fell with a thud.
    The ‘joke’ was meant to point out that no matter what our main issues might be in politics or life, “Survival of the Species is Everybody’s Business”.
    There are things for which none of man’s science will help our planet survive. A major event regarding our sun could merely fry our electronics world wide, or turn the surface of earth into a charred carbonized crust. A recent Discover channel story on such things listed many more.
    That said, asteroids are something we could do something about if we are willing to invest money and education.
    Thank you for your very kind reply, my brother.
    Fraternally,
    C.

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