Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed for December 28, 2010

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    Kirokithikis  about 13 years ago

    I think I’d be calling the fire drill from outside, let everyone else catch up :P

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    kreole  about 13 years ago

    That means he got ahold of 4,850 watches at 2 hands per watch….or did he mean the hands on 9,700 watches?

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    thirdguy  about 13 years ago

    I think he means it the way he said it.

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    Sandfan  about 13 years ago

    Fire drill? What a bunch of wussies. Back in the fifties, they just told us to get under our desks. I have since learned that a school desk is of marginal protection during a thermonuclear event.

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    jmgarberson  about 13 years ago

    It doesn’t matter how far you are from the blast…as long as you can say, “What was that?” :)

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    kittenpah  about 13 years ago

    The luminous stuff isn’t exactly pure. If he used it straight, it’ll fizzle. If he did a good job of extracting the fissionible material, he doesn’t have enough to reach critical mass. No Kaboom.

    If we cut Breathed some slack on that score, it is about big enough for a tactical warhead, what people call a suitcase bomb.

    Should make a good souce of radiation poisoning, however.

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    QuietGuy  about 13 years ago

    Google: radioactive boy scout

    He collected radioactive material the same way for a merit badge.

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    chinook2  about 13 years ago

    @ Quiet guy: Haha I heard about that

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    laojim  about 13 years ago

    I saw something about girls painting radium on watch dials just the other day. They were glowing blue. I can’t recall what the video was….hmmmm…

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    brad20001  about 13 years ago

    Hello-o-o…watch hands glow because of radium which is not fissionable. And as a small nit, a thermonuclear device is a fusion device and depends on isotopes of hydrogen…tritium and deuterium, not uranium or plutonium which are used in fission devices. Cutting Breathed some slack, the device could be nuclear but not thermonuclear.

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    SaunaBeach  about 13 years ago

    Those musta been nuclear watches.

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    ses1066  about 13 years ago

    None-the-less everybody should gather around for that warm fissile glow on a cold winter’s day!

    I have to say though, this guy in the last panel reminds me of the late Barbara Woodhouse with the only change being “fire drill” for ‘walkies’!

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    Sherlock Watson  about 13 years ago

    I look at that teacher, and I expect him to start singing “She Blinded Me with Science.”

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    tsandl  about 13 years ago

    I made mine with the americium out of 8.6 billion old smoke detectors.

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    rumplesnitz  about 13 years ago

    Oliver, you’re not only an intelligent and wise man, but a snappy dresser and I’ve always wished I could be more like you…

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