FoxTrot Classics by Bill Amend for October 19, 2009

  1. Aurion
    Aurion  over 14 years ago

    That would completely defeat its purpose of draining of all your individuality and spirit.

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    Ray_C  over 14 years ago

    Well said, Aurion. This would be a great way to do a true three-dimensional model of the water molecule. However, it appears that Amend got the angle wrong. It looks like 180 deg in the third panel, and it should be…what? 109, or something like that. He’s usually pretty good with science and math, so I’m a bit surprised. I may consider dropping this strip after such an unforgivable sin as that!! ;-)

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    pgn674  over 14 years ago

    The bubble gum diagram is off, anyways. That’s nowhere near 1.8239 radians. I guess the artistic restriction of sequential animation doesn’t allow for precision in this case, though.

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    gopuppy  over 14 years ago

    TrapperJohn - Nah I don’t think so - not so much - it’s just like having a picture of a car with 2 wheels or an arm or foot at an impossible angle and folks knowing the facts of the way it should be and noticing and expressing the details.

    What would be really nerdy is if someone pointed out that the model of water that Jason made, eh, blew, should have had the outer spheres at 109 degrees, but since they’re at 180 degrees, the model of water he made is actually in an excited vibrational state, but since no one did, no I don’t think that there are any nerds here.

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    chromosome Premium Member over 14 years ago

    I’m a geek and I’m impressed (given the limitation of how one could make such a structure accurately with bubble gum). I’ve had better luck making chromosome models with clown balloons.

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    Ray_C  over 14 years ago

    Gopuppy, Are you saying that Jason is in hot water?

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    natashalee  over 14 years ago

    Or he has gas!

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    Aikidodog  over 14 years ago

    dihydrogen monoxide!!!!! My absolute favorite molecule!!!

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    chinook2  over 14 years ago

    Chalkboard? I think Jason would have fun with hacking a smartboard to make it do cool things.

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    mrprongs  over 14 years ago

    Did she ask for it to be diagrammed in scale?

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    paha_siga  over 14 years ago

    Gopuppy & Furienna, why do you say it was Amend who got the angle wrong - maybe it was Jason?

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    kfaatz925  over 14 years ago

    Besides, thinking logistically, how would you arrange for the bubbles to be blown on angles? Seems like they’d end up in a row no matter what you did (not that I’ve tried this.)

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    ExpectingTheUnexpected  over 14 years ago

    whoa! Where’d the books in the last panel come from? They seem like they’re positioned where they’d be visible in the other panels…

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    terry  over 14 years ago

    Jason has the water molecule wrong. The two hydrogen atoms are not in line with the larger oxygen atom but at right angles, so the water molecule is “L” shpaed with a dipole moment.

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