FoxTrot by Bill Amend for January 10, 2021

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    Space_Owl on GoComics   over 3 years ago

    He is the gazillion

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    marilynnbyerly  over 3 years ago

    Are you kidding? Ghosts have better things to do than that like arranging letters in alphabet soup.

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 3 years ago

    Anyone remembering the movie Muppets in Space where Gonzo really sees his Alpha-Bits cereal spelling a message (when it turned out to be his own kind communicating with him)? Or how about A Goofy Movie with the “Hi, Dad” alphabet soup Max had?

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    RobinHood  over 3 years ago

    That Ouija brand cereal can be pretty creepy.

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    Kroykali  over 3 years ago

    Today’s classic Sunday strip we’re missing:

    https://www.gocomics.com/foxtrot/1999/05/09

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    danketaz Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Must have one heck of an English assignment going on to be eating that much Alpha-bits.

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    dadoctah  over 3 years ago

    “To be or not to be, that is the gezornenplat.”

    She: “My Alfa-Bits are haunted! They keep spelling out OOOOO!”

    He: “You’re eating Cheerios.”

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    Lawrence.S  over 3 years ago

    He’s got an infinite number of monkeys and typewriters in his cereal bowl.

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    Publius10608218  over 3 years ago

    The mothership is calling! (Anyone else remember that muppets?)

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    mail2jbl  over 3 years ago

    Reminds me of the cereal Gonzo was eating in “Muppets From Space”.

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    pathamil  over 3 years ago

    Switch over to Ghost Toasties…

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    bigbadwolf49  over 3 years ago

    the normal, untampered with alphabet soup or cereal looks like a Trump sentence

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    raybarb44  over 3 years ago

    Maybe, but don’t dismiss outright that supernatural thing…….

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    Jogger2  over 3 years ago

    One of my jobs, I had to run a script that automatically configured network equipment. The script generated random passwords. The program running the script showed what was happening. One time, in the middle of a password was the “big F word.”

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    txmystic  over 3 years ago

    I haven’t eaten a bowl of Alpha-Bits since 1979. They still make it?

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    johndifool  over 3 years ago

    Scientific American actually address this exact kind of scenario today, in yet another odd coincidence:

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/our-improbable-existence-is-no-evidence-for-a-multiverse/

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    RobinHood  over 3 years ago

    I had a simular experience, I read a message in my cereal that read OOOOOO. Then I realized I was eating Cheerios.

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    DCBakerEsq  over 3 years ago

    My oatmeal rarely spells out anything coherent.

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    lkpettus  over 3 years ago

    I don’t think they make Alpha Bits anymore. Can’t find them anywhere.

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    WCraft Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Better than “Buzz off Peter”

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    harvey812abc  over 3 years ago

    So he can expect it to happen about once a week then?

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    Thinkingblade  over 3 years ago

    And that my friends is a keeper as a demonstration of both the principle of expected values and the idea of completeness in probability. (i.e. in order for the sum of probabilities to sum to 1, somethin MUST happen)

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    hariseldon59  over 3 years ago

    I thought it would turn out to be a Jason prank.

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    ZaeTudor  over 3 years ago

    it should’ve said “stupid peter”

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    《Lily》 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Oml i did it i read every single foxtrot comic! Now time to do it again!

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    StackableContainers  over 3 years ago

    I had “dog” spelled out spontaneously with the cereal once. Not as mind blowing.

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    Zomboss’ Third in Command  over 3 years ago

    merely a coincidence

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    Zomboss’ Third in Command  over 3 years ago

    cue x files theme

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    Steamy  over 3 years ago

    i saw this while listening to the empty bowl

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    HenryBrandao  over 2 years ago

    I calculated it, and it’s roughly a 1 in 141,167,100,000,000 (about 150 trillion) chance. Since FoxTrot has been going since 1988, that’s 33 years, plus 15 years for before the strip (since he was one year old), so Peter eats roughly 2,940,981,300,000 (about 3 trillion) bowls of cereal per year. Divide that by the number of days in a year, and you get 8,051,967,967.15 (about eight billion) bowls of cereal per day. This means that he somehow eats 5,591,644.42163 (about six million) bowls of cereal per minute, or 93,194.0736938 bowls of cereal per second, 24/7.

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    501179  over 1 year ago

    Doctor octopus"hello Peter"

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