I think I’d be calling the fire drill from outside, let everyone else catch up :P
That means he got ahold of 4,850 watches at 2 hands per watch….or did he mean the hands on 9,700 watches?
I think he means it the way he said it.
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.
It doesn’t matter how far you are from the blast…as long as you can say, “What was that?” :)
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.
Google: radioactive boy scout
He collected radioactive material the same way for a merit badge.
@ Quiet guy: Haha I heard about that
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…
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.
Those musta been nuclear watches.
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’!
I look at that teacher, and I expect him to start singing “She Blinded Me with Science.”
I made mine with the americium out of 8.6 billion old smoke detectors.
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…