FoxTrot by Bill Amend for November 06, 2011

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    michael100  over 11 years ago

    ifruit, huh never heard of it.

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    HeidiTentee  over 11 years ago

    Nice homage to Steve Jobs.

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    garfield246  over 11 years ago

    RIP Steve Jobs

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    JonGl Premium Member over 11 years ago

    I’ve been waiting for this strip, wondering how he was going to pay homage to Steve Jobs. This is nice, and, I believe, very personal for Bill Amend.

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    Bittermelon of Truth  over 11 years ago

    If there was no Apple (the horror!) then this strip wouldn’t exist either. Thanks Mr. Amend!

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    Little Miss Tink  over 11 years ago

    RIP, Steve Jobs

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    cullen_athey  over 11 years ago

    It’s rare for a comic strip to bring tears to my eyes. This one did. Thanks, Bill, and thanks, Steve, for touching our lives.

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    up2trixx  over 11 years ago

    Funny, he hated that thing and complained to Andy constantly about how it wouldn’t play any of his favourite games…

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    Ray_C  over 11 years ago

    My wife’s Mac G5 died the day after Jobs did. We bought an iMac that has all the works inside the monitor case, like the iFruit did except a much thinner and larger monitor. It sure did eliminate a lot of cables.

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    skeeterhawk  over 11 years ago

    Hmm. Not to insult the sentimental intent, but I thought Jason didn’t like the iFruit. Or was is someone else?

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    sdawson  over 11 years ago

    Nicely Done. This one’s a clip-n-keeper.

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    tripwire45  over 11 years ago

    Amend’s tribute to Jobs. No, time does not go back but then, Jobs entire life was about looking forward.

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    Skarlett Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Nice tribute, but a bit inconsistent: Jason always despised iFruit.

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    Happy, happy, happy!!! Premium Member over 11 years ago

    don’t know how much you NEED it until its gone. at times i hate my car. its not HER fault.

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    Zaristerex  over 11 years ago

    The iFruit was like family to Jason; it made him angry at times, but he loved it.

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    thetraveller4  over 11 years ago

    I’m sorry about Steve Jobs, and today’s strip is great. That being said, I believe saying “if there was no Apple this strip would not exist” is hyperbole, Mr. Amend would have found a way. I think Apple are an arrogant bunch that overprice their products and make them incompatible with almost all the software I would normally use. My cousin, who owns a photo studio and has the bad luck of owning an Apple laptop, once had to cancel a job because she couldn’t find a particular cable that was only available at the “local” apple store, local being about 60 miles away, and closed on a Sunday to boot. If she had a PC laptop, there would have been no problem finding cables. Available anywhere…

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    garysmigs  over 11 years ago

    And on “turn back the clocks day” too! Brilliant!

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    Poollady  over 11 years ago

    We DID turn back time (the clocks) today!

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    jakspigot  over 11 years ago

    RIP Steve.

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    DBjorn  over 11 years ago

    I think that’s the point — he hated it, but, it’s still a connection. Through his battles with the iFruit, he earned a begrudging respect. And like two warriors after the war is done, he’s sitting down to the have a (root) beer with his former enemy to pay their respects.

    At least that’s how I took it.

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    TheLaf3939  over 11 years ago

    Rest In Peace Steve Jobs

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    bizaker  over 11 years ago

    celebrating a man’s death…. classy

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    kneatone  over 11 years ago

    I can identify with this…my first computer was an Apple IIe purchased in 1987. It still runs today.

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    AdmNaismith  over 11 years ago

    I still vividly remember a Bloom County strip from the 80s. Oliver Wendell Jones throws out his entire Mac system for a whole new system that now features ‘Tint Control’. It’s in the Apple DNA.

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    up2trixx  over 11 years ago

    I don’t know whether he started liking it, or if he simply accepted it because it was all he had. He did warm up a bit when he saw how hard it would be to add RAM, and Andy’s infatuation with “Cute” peripherals meant he got all the goodies, but it still wouldn’t play his games…

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    iwarriorpoet  over 11 years ago

    Nicely put Mr. Amend. We miss your dailies!

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    Stephen Gilberg  over 11 years ago

    Wow, way to combine an homage with the end of DST.

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    dwhall517  over 11 years ago

    Ironic that this strip appears on the day Daylight Savings Time ends in the US, so that we actually do turn back the clock today!?

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    clyde123  over 11 years ago

    Yup, that Canadian IS an idiot all right, eh?

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    Cornelius Robinson Premium Member over 11 years ago

    When i was reading it i was thinking about daylight savings time. I guess i missed the point.

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    DerkinsVanPelt218  over 11 years ago

    When Steve Jobs passed on, it wasn’t just Apple fans that felt it. The computer industry as a whole lost a father.

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    kfaatz925  over 11 years ago

    Love it.

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    The Life I Draw Upon  over 11 years ago

    My first microcomputer was an Apple II. Learned machine code and everything. No hard drive, only a 5.25 " floppy. How things have changed. All we had were wired phones and a pad had ruled paper, Whether you like him or not, you can not deny he affected the world.

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  over 11 years ago

    I had to say goodbye to my Windows ME software computerthis past February after 10 years. Give it last rites and all.

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    zerotsm  over 11 years ago

    I think there was a strip in which Jason started liking the IFruit because it was a challenge to hack.

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    jennisuzan  over 11 years ago

    A wonderful tribute, and one that brought a lump to my throat. I know just how Jason feels…

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    tegm  over 11 years ago

    lol! oh the memories <3

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    adenbaker  over 11 years ago

    good work, this one did bring tears to my eyes…

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    arifvakil  over 11 years ago

    Thanks for this Bill. Will miss you Steve.

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    Slam Dragon  over 11 years ago

    I am reading this comic on a Mac.

    And I was waiting for Bill to finally pay tribute to Steve Jobs.

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    SkyFisher  over 11 years ago

    “Turn back the clock” was apt because in USA, Daylight Savings Time ended on this date and the clocks had to be turned back one hour.

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    Logicman  about 11 years ago

    Much vitrol over the choice of computer hardware! Give it a rest. Yes it is easier to find parts for a Chevy than for a Lamborghini, but really, which is a better car? For hauling groceries, the Chevy, but what if you want a really cool race car? Each to his own and chill already! I like Macs, you like PCs but we all like to live in peace, right? :)

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    bob Premium Member about 11 years ago

    I had my Mac Plus and original iMac out just the other day. Still insanely great.

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    faisal58  about 11 years ago

    Jason sometimes hated and loved the ifruit, jason also dressed u like steve jobs and drew cartoons of him, he was his hero but one of his reasons of loving computer was all from Apple, rest in peacce steve, we all remeber you so does Jason

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    gibster1212  about 11 years ago

    i don’t know why jason would want to do that when his mom got it years ago he hated it!?

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    avonsalis  about 11 years ago

    I can’t believe I’m the first (after 2 months!) to point out that the very best part is not the pun or the choice of Lithuania, but the blithe wearing of the pumpkin guts in their hair. That is the thing that made me laugh the most! They’re such, um, well, tween boys.

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    fmasroor  about 11 years ago

    RIP Steve Jobs.

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    comicsfannate  over 10 years ago

    Steve Jobs

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    Decepticon55  over 10 years ago

    It’s funny because Steve Jobs died from PC.

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    Cabeman1099  almost 10 years ago

    I hate apple and Steve jobs. That being said, we lotsa great Inovator

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    lukaluka  almost 9 years ago

    This is quite moving…

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    lukaluka  almost 9 years ago

    RIP Steve

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    Comics Master  over 8 years ago

    I’ve been waiting for a tribute Steve Jobs for a while now and this ones pretty sweet.

    R.I.P. dude

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    Clearstream  over 6 years ago

    Awww. I missed the ifruit too.

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    hazel power   almost 5 years ago

    fun fact: for everybody who pinned this comic, a person commented- 70 pins, 70 comments

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    Nickjb2006  almost 4 years ago

    I am sad that they left the old ifruit. the book for that was awesome.

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    Andy P Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Steve Jobs doesn’t deserve the hype the media gave him. The man killed Apple’s charity programs and refused to donate himself unless it benefited him, inflated prices to ridiculous levels to further increase profit (instead of running an honest enterprise), exploited his employees, tried to sue his competitors into oblivion… this guy had the resume of a movie villain. And yet…

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    TINA !  over 3 years ago

    Who is Steve Jobs?

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    SuperCharged5-  almost 2 years ago

    o7 rip Steve Jobs

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    The chosen one  almost 2 years ago

    And just like that, I’m crying

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    RObLOXIAN KiNG [R.C.C.W.C]  over 1 year ago

    Type F to pay respect

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    Eugene.  10 months ago

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