FoxTrot by Bill Amend for April 18, 2021

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    Concretionist  about 3 years ago

    Umm. Probably not the right voltage. Which I’m SURE both those kids understand.

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    That_Dű̧͔͔͉̗̞̹de4 ツ  about 3 years ago

    Hi

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    Here's Waldo  about 3 years ago

    Can’t charge a battery (or any other device) with static electricity.

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    Templo S.U.D.  about 3 years ago

    If Peter’s phone gets fried (either by short circuit from either too much rain soaking it or it gets struck by lightning), a new one is coming out of Jason’s allowance.

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    Captain Charlie  about 3 years ago

    Maybe it would work if you tied all the kites to a small metal piece and stuck it into the charging port

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    danketaz Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Possibly left out a key ingredient.

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    The Reader Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Maybe waterproof, but not foolproof.

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    Nate England  about 3 years ago

    Do you have it hooked up directly to the phone’s flux capacitor?

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    Doug K  about 3 years ago

    I would think Jason would know (or at least suspect) that this is more of an experiment to see what kind of damage/destruction lightning would do to a cellphone.

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    littlejohn Premium Member about 3 years ago

    You are probably using a non-conductive kite line. Plus the Cell-Phone’s exterior is usually made of non-conductive stuff, so the phone is not grounded too.

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    Kroykali  about 3 years ago

    Today’s classic Sunday strip we’re missing:

    https://www.gocomics.com/foxtrot/1999/08/15

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    Josequeen   about 3 years ago

    I’m getting my doggo today! :)

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    The phone’s probably dead by now…

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    mail2jbl  about 3 years ago

    I can only imagine what Peter will do to Jason when he finds out…

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    scyphi26  about 3 years ago

    Well, it’s either too soaked to function, or already fried from the lightning.

    I’m more interested in how they’re able to keep so many kites together and still in stable flight whilst in a full-on thunderstorm, without having to work to guide the kites manually.

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    Nyckname  about 3 years ago

    Stupidest genius ever.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  about 3 years ago

    Are we grateful there were no smartphones in Ben Franklin’s day?

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    BiggerNate91  about 3 years ago

    They forgot to put keys on the kites!

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    Rose Madder Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Sometimes common sense out smarts high intelligence, Jason.

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    Omniman  about 3 years ago

    Sorry, that phone requires a proprietary charger.

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    yangeldf  about 3 years ago

    none of those strings are connected to the charge port, this is like trying to recharge it by setting a battery down on the screen.

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    AndrewSihler  about 3 years ago

    Not long ago someone actually looked up Dr Franklin’s account of the kite in the electrical storm, and noted that it’s all in subjunctives: (paraphrasing) “if one were to fly a kite in a lightning storm with a wire attached to, say, an iron key, and if one could handle it through an open window, it should be possible to ascertain whether lightning is electricity”, etc. etc. He doesn’t actually say he did any such thing. (And a good thing, too; everyone who’s actually tried it has come to grief, as in, being killed.)

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    cuzinron47  about 3 years ago

    You’ll probably need a surge protector.

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    DCBakerEsq  about 3 years ago

    Frankenphone.

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    raybarb44  about 3 years ago

    I don’t think so……

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    Corpse Horn Light Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Guys, you forgot to attach a key to the kites.

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    WCraft Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Next time try copper wire.

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    Cactus-Pete  about 3 years ago

    So he doesn’t understand technology?

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    Comics rule!!   about 3 years ago

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    Comics rule!!   about 3 years ago

    I don’t think it is jason

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    William Bednar Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Maybe if they used Copper wire to fly the kites instead of string, it might work?

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    tom_branson  about 3 years ago

    That phone has to be heavier than a brick to hold all those kites.

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    alikgator  about 3 years ago

    Nicola Tesla invented wireless transmission, wireless, guys.

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    yeetGOAT  about 3 years ago

    @bonky fact: you are reading my username matching pfps lol

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    Obi Wan Kenobi  about 3 years ago

    Do you have a water proof phone anyone? Is there a water proof phone?

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    hockey man  about 3 years ago

    I hope so

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