The Buckets by Greg Cravens

The Buckets

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  1. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    That gut feeling is probably as valid as the reporting. Seems like there’s a ‘big new scientific breakthrough’ every day and we never hear anything else about it. It just fades away.

  2. Hunter7

    Hunter7 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Well – I have heard the gut is where our second brain lies.

  3. Greg Cravens

    Greg Cravens GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @beviek

    That’s the ’reporting’s fault, not the fault of researchers. There are a pantload of people working hard every day on some esoteric areas of science, but the media seems to turn every tiny new piece of very specific information into “Possible New Cure for Cancer Found” and then never speaks to anyone on the matter again. I used to read the journal ‘Nature’, (okay, I used to read the section of it where they stripped down the scientific papers for us non-specialists) and it was really neat to get the real information on stuff that would show up in the regular press a year later stripped down to a meaningless bit of fluff.

  4. StelBel

    StelBel GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Greg Cravens

    “There are a pantload of people working hard every day…”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


    How big is a “pantload”? (never heard that term before…)

  5. ChessPirate

    ChessPirate said, about 1 year ago

    @StelBel

    About the same as a “butt-load”.

  6. Vice Admiral Allan |  youtube.com/iamallan2

    Vice Admiral Allan | youtube.com/iamallan2 said, about 1 year ago

    My gut feeling, is that Greg saw something on TV that he didn’t agree with, and then drew this comic, placing Frank in his place. :D

  7. INGSOC

    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Just make sure that the restroom isn’t too far away..

  8. Robina  Fox

    Robina Fox said, about 1 year ago

    @StelBel

    Perhaps it’s short for pantechnicon-load (British etymology).

  9. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, about 1 year ago

    Agreed Frank.

  10. Number Three

    Number Three said, about 1 year ago

    Yeah, We all get that ‘gut feeling’ once in a while.

    LOL xxx

  11. mwbarr

    mwbarr GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Dad belongs to the Tea Party!

  12. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Greg Cravens

    That’s the ’reporting’s fault, not the fault of researchers. There are a pantload of people working hard every day on some esoteric areas of science, but the media seems to turn every tiny new piece of very specific information into “Possible New Cure for Cancer Found” and then never speaks to anyone on the matter again. I used to read the journal ‘Nature’, (okay, I used to read the section of it where they stripped down the scientific papers for us non-specialists) and it was really neat to get the real information on stuff that would show up in the regular press a year later stripped down to a meaningless bit of fluff.

    ======

    Precisely! They skew it to sell news. They want catchy headlines. Doesn’t matter where the truth lies in relation to our daily lives.

    BTW, I’m still getting a kick out of “pantload”. lol

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @beviek

    I would suggest blaming the one hit wonder of corporate news over long term reporting. You just aren’t looking.

  14. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Greg Cravens

    For instance, perfect example. Several years ago I took my son to the Doc because he had a tiny infection on his foot. Doc (infectious disease specialist) says, without raising an eyebrow, it’s necrotizing fasciitis. My heart jumped to my throat. It had recently been in every news outlet I had seen or heard. I’m thinking , OMG my son’s going to lose his leg, maybe even worse. I managed to say “But isn’t that what’s in the news that destroys all the tissue?” He says “Yes, but it’s been around for a long time and is easily treated with antibiotics. What you see in the media is just hype to get everyone’s attn.” I’m reminded of a song my son liked to sing back then. Drove me nuts. “This is the song that never ends………”. Just substitute the word hype for song. ;)

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