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Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for June 30, 2020

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    Dtroutma Premium Member 12 days ago

    At least it isn’t a dinosaur.

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    I Mad Am I  12 days ago

    Next Stage – making Wood Block carvings of strange sights in the sky. Oh! Wait… that would be 1561 over Nuremberg! Silly me! (Grin!)

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    mwksix  12 days ago

    That animal isn’t just pulling a rock!

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    Argythree  12 days ago

    Harlan Ellison’s ancestor…

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    Vilyehm  12 days ago

    Cavemen were before the Vikings.

    Cavemen were before rational (I think, therefore I am) philosophy, yet the comment maker waxes philosophically.

    You can’t put Descartes before the Norse.

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    in.amongst  12 days ago

    It came to pass and passed on.

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    sirbadger  12 days ago

    What did the first horse hitched to a wagon think? Horses may have had a similar discussion.

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    Concretionist  12 days ago

    I always figured that genre would be funnier if it were called “Science Friction”… and then I look at that wheel with no provision for any kind of bearing…

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    Kind&Kinder  12 days ago

    The next wall drawing: a Studebaker Commander!

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    Walrus Gumbo Premium Member 12 days ago

    (sigh) Trying to convince another Flat-Earther.

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    dot-the-I  11 days ago

    “Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction.”

    Jimi Hendrix
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    Whizzer42  11 days ago

    Actually this is the first artist inducted by the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. Kelly Freas was the second. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_Freas

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    backyardcowboy  11 days ago

    Shouldn’t the cart be before the horse?

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    lproven  11 days ago

    Anyone remember “Mute Inglorious Tam”? http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/title.cgi?50850

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    David Henderson  11 days ago

    I can see this really happening. Makes you wonder just what all we look at today and say that will never happen and some day it does. I would have never thought this whole virus mess could happen either but here we are.

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    dot-the-I  11 days ago

    “That will never fly.”

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    dflak  11 days ago

    And the first critic.

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    P51Strega  11 days ago

    The Nautil-ass shall travel 20 Leagues over the land, Its five year mission, to explore strange new realms, to seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before.

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    SmallMeadow  11 days ago

    There are caveman drawings of flying saucers. Out in the desert of Peru there are 100’s of giant drawings you have to see from above to appreciate. They were drawn between 600bc and 200bc. One in particular is a very accurate drawing of a dude in a spacesuit. Go figure.

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    Whatcouldgowrong  11 days ago

    Boots? Are they wearing boots? Surely somebody figured out pants before they figured out boots.

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    steverinoCT  11 days ago

    Where are my flying wagons?

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    Linguist  11 days ago

    The real Chariot of the Gods!

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    dot-the-I  11 days ago

    Sci-fi: The mythology of modern technology.(Ursula K. Le Guin)

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    Plods with ... Premium Member 11 days ago

    How come they get a flying car?

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    mistercatworks  11 days ago

    Reminds me of the great Rita Rudner. She said that she reads recipe books like science fiction. When she finished she says, “That’s never going to happen.”

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    #Rad-ish  Premium Member 11 days ago

    That’s putting the cart before the horse.

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    car2ner  11 days ago

    with the world we have now I’ve seen more and more sci-fi becoming reality. Some of it good some of it scary

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    Lablubber   11 days ago

    His artwork set tongues wagon.

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    thelost wizard  11 days ago

    Next thing, you’ll be telling me that some orange haired guy is our leader.

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    dot-the-I  11 days ago

    Were it not for this guy, Steven Wright would have had to donate his body to regular science.

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    LIBeral1  11 days ago

    It’s not the person who came up with the wheel who’s the big hero… it’s the person who came up with the axle.

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    Bilan  11 days ago

    Does this mean that Firestone and Goodyear owe royalties to the ancestors of that caveman?

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    gbars70  11 days ago

    A prehistoric Sheldon…

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    j.l.farmer  11 days ago

    inventions have to start somewhere.

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    pngar  11 days ago

    Oddly enough , I think he did this one already, back in the 90s. I only remember because I had a clipping of it on my desk in high school.

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member 11 days ago

    This concept is absolutely valid! Sci-fi got us some of our coolest inventions. I.e., Arthur C. Clarke’s satellites.

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    keenanthelibrarian  11 days ago

    As Arthur C. Clarke once wrote – Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

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    WGillete  11 days ago

    The problem was finding a horse. Really, hook one of those onto a mammoth? Good luck.

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    mr_sherman Premium Member 11 days ago

    No comments about a kid living in the back of his Mom’s cave?

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  11 days ago

    I don’t believe in astrology; I’m a ARIES and we’re skeptical

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    JenSolo02  11 days ago

    The Leonardo da Vinci of his day

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