That’s a positive spin on it!
Time keeps on zoomin, zoomin . . .
Into the future.
(Hopefully next year we’ll be back to a more traditional Thanksgiving.)
One very good thing about a zoom thanksgiving is you can’t tell if someone has gas problem.
My computer is too slow to zoom.
Such a futuristic jumpsuit on Puck! Very sleek, very silvery…..after 399 years of squash it’s a great leap into the future!
Pucky toe beans and his white locket! It’s a banner day!
“HELLOOOOO! WE’RE GLAD YOU MADE IT!! WELCOME TO THE FUTURE!!!”
I HATE Zoom. I was supposed to attend two different events, last month, and no one sent me a link. Waiting for a link to a major wedding that never shows up stinks.
I don’t think Elvis will like Zoom, but the woman will stack the deck by having Bea, Tommy, and possible others there.
Thanksgiving of the Future? My hope is… it has More cats! :)
No squash for me. I like it, but it has to be sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving.
I had my Thanksgiving on Sunday. I had an amazing turkey breast, fresh from the farm, with onion gravy stuffing and sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie with tons of whipped cream.
My family here in the States is very small (just me, my mom, and my brother; everyone else is in England) so we’ve never done Huge Dramatic Complicated Busy Thanksgiving events anyway. Take it easy this year, everyone.
I am expecting to see many Zoom connections to households near and far before the week is out.
Zoom is not safe. Never used it.
The CN space suit. For future reporting?
Almost very time I have a doctor’s appointment, it is by Zoom, and everyrime, I have to explain that yes, I know Zoom, and quite well. In fact I have a range of backgrounds. Like several versions of the TARDIS, the living room from The Big Bang Series, and the Simpsons.
The future is COMFY !!! … We’ll all be wearing PJ’s !! :)
I like Lupin’s new mug.
In the year 2525, if people are still alive
If cats can survive, we may find
In the year 3535
Ain’t gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lie
Everything you think, do and say
Is from that squash you ate today
In the year 4545
You ain’t gonna need your teeth, won’t need your eyes
You won’t find a thing to chew
Except that same squash lookin’ at you
In the year 5555
Your arms hangin’ limp at your sides
Your legs got nothin’ to do
Some machine’s makin’ squash for you
In the year 6565
You won’t need no shopping for outfits so cute
You’ll pick your wardrobe, Pucky’s boas too
From a closet full of silver space suits
In the year 7510
If Cat’s a coming, He oughta make it by then
Maybe He’ll look around Himself and say
“I could go for some squash brûlée”
In the year 8510
Cat is gonna shake His mighty head
He’ll either say I’m pleased where we’ve been
Or squash it down, and start again
In the year 9595
I’m kinda wonderin’ if we’re gonna be alive
We’ve taken all the squash this old earth can give
And we ain’t put back nothing
So it’s been a long, long time
Eating squash is now a crime
For what, we never knew, but pay our fines on zoom
But through eternal night, the twinkling of starlight
Would like to say, have a peaceful Thanksgiving Day
In the year 2021, if we’re still alive
If cats can survive, they may find…
(Richard Lee Evans – In the Year 2525)
I remember the future. We had flying cars, and robot servants, and we went to Mars on holiday. And everyone wore shiny one piece garments, like Puck’s. Very tight ones for the younger women. (Except in Dan Dare. They stuck to the fashions of 1952.) But it isn’t like that now. The future isn’t what it used to be.
Off-topic : Thread
What place where do you use your laptop/smartphone to read comics and comment on GoComics?
1- in the living room
2- on your bed
3- near your house
6- other place
Zager and Evans: In the Year 2525
In the Year two thousand and twenty
If ham is still around
If Turkey can be found
We may find,
Ain’t gonna need to entertain no folks at home
We’ll see our friends online
If we wanna spend the time
Ain’t gonna need to shop, don’t need no mall
Order all your gifts, all one
From a place called Amazon!
In the Year two thousand twenty-one
Maybe there will be a little ray from the sun
This Covid thing won’t last always
There will come some better days!
Now it’s been almost a year
We have cried so many tears
We miss out family and friends
But do not give up hope
We are not all alone
Our friends are not far away
We will get together one day!
If turkey can be found
We may find…….
Do Lupin’s arms look really, really skinny today?
In that onesie – sorry, futuristic CN cat spacesuit – Lupin can be invisible even when he’s got clothes on.
Ahh the future. With jet packs, flying cars and technology that is indistinguishable from magic. You take one pill that makes you larger, and one pill that makes you small, and the ones that mother gives you, don’t do anything at all…Wait…that isn’t right. That is White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane. I’m all confused. I guess I didn’t say ‘no’ enough in my formative years.
Zoom free thanksgiving for me. Too much like work. We got phones, then peaceful outdoor activity. Will be a pleasure.
Just four of us (probably) for Thanksgiving, and it will be in person. Zoom is just too depressing for something like that.
Our holiday party at work, after Thanksgiving, is supposed to have a Zoom conference between our stations on the east and west coasts. Seems kind of pointless to me, but hey, I’m a grumpy old fogey.
The CNN website today has a big article about Zoom and its founder. I learned a lot.
Squash served at Thanksgiving? Not in my home! ;)
Monday just got way better!
Zoom rhymes with doom, just sayin’
I’m not sure why everyone thinks videoconferencing was not around before the pandemic. I admit there was not as much need for it. However, it is very much “The Present”.
Commander lupin, have you gotten a clear vidfeed to the reunion? yes Mr Puck, coming in loud and clear. (I don’t know if this is accurate, I never watched star trek or anything of that sort (except star wars)).
Wolfenoot: A day to be kind to wolves, dogs, and other canines. Created by a 7 year old child in New Zealand (where there are no wolves), it went “viral” on FacePlant. Thus it bears some resemblance to the idea of the Great Pumpkin. However, it has at its core a kindly regard for all canines. This is most appropriate to the human species, which owes them much more than is recognized.
Fibonacci Day: Named after a pseudonym of the Italian mathematician who introduced it to the West, the sequence has been known to many other civilizations since ancient times. Both Fibonacci and his successors missed it’s real significance, which had to wait for Mandelbrot. However, Fibonacci’s real contribution to math was his introduction of the Hindu-Arabic numeral system to the West.
National Cashew Day: Gesundheit! And don’t eschew cashews—unless you are allergic, in which case Gesundheit!!
Doctor Who Day: I am not a Whovian, though I am an Honorary Citizen of Whoville. Originally intended as an educational science and history show, it rapidly devolved into pure fantasy. Do you know where your scarf is? Are there Doctors What, Where, and Why? If so, why do we never hear about them?
National Espresso Day: Celebrate with more caffeine. I’ll have a double, strait up, hold the water …
Welllll … At least this year, it’s either embrace the screen – Or, say …
“JANE!! Stop this Crazy Thing!! … HELP! … JAAAANE!!” :)
Still planning to drive my partner and myself to my sister’s three-person household for Thanksgiving. Masks except for eating, only five people, separate tables for the two households. Still wondering if this is a bad idea. She says she won’t be mad if I cancel at the last minute, which is most likely to happen if my partner is reacting badly to his chemo. He still says he WANTS to go, and I’m still worried about it. If it were just me, I wouldn’t go, but it’s possibly his last Thanksgiving.
Three hundred ninety-nine years of squash—but it took this year to squash Thanksgiving.
I hope “Georgia Dunn” did a better job setting up this Zoom Thanksgiving then the zoom thing I just saw last week.
Anybody have an idea of a strip form BCN that would be good to buy a print of? I’d like to buy one, but I’m not sure which one.
Speaking of Dilbert (as I did above) and Zoom…https://dilbert.com/strip/2020-11-23
At least this – with ZOOM meetings, we get to meet our co-workers pets!
Doesn’t Puck look wonderful in his futuristic jumpsuit?
It’s a far better thing to have a Zoom Christmas than it is to have a ICU Christmas.
Well, the pandemic is pretty much having no effect on our Thanksgiving or Christmas—the two of us do each of those with one another every year. NY Eve, now, that may be affected—that’s when we do Christmas with my longest-time friends whom we love dearly. I suspect we’ll still go to their house, but that discussion has yet to take place. It’ll either be in person or not at all.
The pandemic has done bad things all over the world; on balance we’re not hurt by it—both working from home instead of hours worth of commute. Our main recreation outside the house has been splattered—folk concerts, though some of those are live-streamed and we enjoy them nearly as much. Music festivals though—sigh. At least one did go virtual, but…
Only if police are willing to enforce this farce Thanksgiving. Mind you, for over a decade now our Thanksgiving has just been us, no extended family. friends, or anyone else. So nothing different.
Bill Jackson, we miss you and are worried.
The pandemic has cancelled many things. But the more we fight against changes in holiday celebrations, the more our commitment to loved ones is evident. I would rather miss family this year to celebrate with them next year, rather than to lose someone because one of us traveled.
Gotta love the boys’ jumpsuits!
Puck is wearing a futuristic silver hoodie.
I want to get permission from my husband (and still good friend) who created a poster, “In The Future, We Will Eat Pills.” You guys have got to see it.
And by the way, Georgia, we probably can all see the lettering you were using for “THE FUTURE”, using a font that is very carefully Not Official Star Trek Font, but looking enough like it that we all get the idea.
is Burt anti-squash?
Knowing that things will be very different this year, I would still like to wish all of you a Very Happy Thanksgiving!
February 26, 2016