Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for March 28, 2014
Tom the Dancing Bug's Super-Fun-Pak Comix Edited by Ruben Bolling Quantum Mechanic Man: Is my car ready? Clerk: Maybe. Man: Well, where is it? Clerk: I don't know. Man: Why not? Clerk: Because I just weighed it. Percival Dunwoody, Idiot Time Traveler From 1909 Percival: I've come from the future to save your life! Percival: I'VE come from FURTHER in my future to tell myself not to bother. Percival: Why not? Percival: You're going to be distracted by a fancy car driving by, and FAIL. Percival: Sounds plausible. Woman: Um, hello? Marital Mirth Man: What's the difference between a wife and a dishwasher? Husband: My wife is a black hole that sucks all joy and light from my life. Husband: And a dishwasher is an appliance. Darthfield Without Darthfield, Or Anything Else Phil-Collins-Man Woman: You're a drummer, a singer of power ballads and a philanthropist. Woman: How did you gain those abilities? Man: I was attending a science demonstration... Man: ...and I was bitten by a radioactive Phil Collins. Phil Collins: Sorry. Uncle Cap'n's Puzzle Pontoon Hey, kids! Can you solve this head-scratcher??? Polly wants to find a sequence of data that produces a unique, unused pattern when the hash function double sha-256 is applied to that data. Uncle Cap'n: Send yer answers to ME at email@example.com and Polly will be happy! Boy: Uncle Cap'n, this is nothing but a clumsy, ill-informed attempt to get kids to mine BITCOINS for you! Boy: Uncle Cap'n?
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Oh, just noticed that the form in the strip was was bitten. In this case, of course, we’re still dealing with the present participle (maybe), but “was bitten” indicates the passive voice, rather than the active voice. So I guess that after all that thrashing about, I have to admit that “was bitten” is the past tense of “to bite,” but only in the passive voice. Have wasted too much time on this and don’t have time to research more. Hey, I haven’t taught English for about forty-eight years! (Guess it’s good that nobody but me will see this.)