Strod Free

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  1. 2 days ago on Monty

    True, assistants can also be friends. But while Mr Pi and Dave-7 refer to the same character (a little alien from Rigel), Doc is a different one (a scientist from the future that time-travels to Monty’s time).

    Now my comment should make more sense.  ;-)

  2. 3 days ago on Monty

    EB3 was a friend of Mr Pi / Dave-7? I don’t think so.  In this strip he is introduced as an assistant of the Doc; EB was shipped to the Doc from the 25th century because at the time Doc was stuck in Monty’s timeline:


  3. 3 days ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    And the mattress. It all has to be bolted / duct taped.

  4. 7 days ago on Over the Hedge

    Mmmm… Okay, but that position you are practicing on Monday is supine, not prone.


  5. 8 days ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    Very interesting. The version that we have today is the same as the one in the archives for the original release date (November 11, 1989):


    But when the strip was re-run in 2014, they posted a corrected version:


  6. 11 days ago on The Buckets

    I love how Larry now carries his lunch in a brown bag labeled with his name. (After the incident with the stolen food.)

  7. 11 days ago on Cul de Sac

    I think the “drifting around”, along with the soft howling and the constant affirmation that he was not the real Petey were the costume.


  8. 14 days ago on Cul de Sac

    “Little Neuro”.  Oh, wait, that’s two words.

  9. 14 days ago on Frank and Ernest

    That was a remarkably quick lunch…  ;o)

  10. 17 days ago on Frank and Ernest

    Nah. There is no conclusive evidence that the ice caps in Mars are melting.

    What you heard comes from a 2007 paper in Nature. But that paper was based on just two sets of images, one from 1977 (taken by one of the Vikings) and the other from 1999 (taken by the Mars Global Surveyor).

    Two arbitrary points don’t make a meaningful trendline. That’s silly. In this case, for example, the 1977 picture was taken shortly after a major dust storm that increased the reflectance, thus giving the impression of more snow.

    Many other image sets have been taken, most of them in this century, and they show no such trend.

    A better explanation with links to the relevant papers can be found here: