In a city, or someplace other than Kansas, this would be a lot crazier. Out on the plains roads tend to be straight, and on a clear night, with a bright moon, you really can see like it’s daylight. Of course so can nocturnal creatures, and they are less likely to see you coming in the darkness, so it’s still a bad idea.
I don’t know what’s funnier, the hatred of knowledge or Jo quoting Star Wars
I think John’s first line is a paraphrasing of Egon’s reaction to the 50-foot Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man.
Ironically enough, before I read Jo’s comment “stay on target” went through my mind xD…I hate it when people are arguing with me when I drive ._.
They shall be murdered by age!
the problem with ole’ Tank’s is their lack of seat belts, and soft internal surfaces, i can quite clearly recall metal dashboards
It also looks like it either has lap belts or no seat belts at all making it even more dangerous…but hey seatbelts are not an original in older models and collecters say putting them in lessen the value. You know I can’t remember what he drives. What kind of car is it?
Crave has said he doesn’t know exactly what it is, and he doesn’t draw cars particularly well (I guess he saves his talent up for drawing women). I best guess is, it’s like Johnny Cash’s Cadillac in One Piece at a Time.
As seat-belts go – they were not available or just an option on US marketed cars.
If its a something made in Canada or an import then seat-belts would be normal.
My dads old ’66 Acadian (Chevy II) had lap belts front and rear and so dies my college buddies ’57 Comet .
I like the little detail that Thomas’s eye’s are really dilated. Curious, does Thomas have a switch to disable his tail-lights, can he reach them from inside the trunk, were they burnt out before, or at what point did he have the opportunity and presence of mind to go through the several minute process involving tools to dismantle them?
the handyman’s secret weapon…
unless it’s new tech in cars, tail lights don’t come on unless you turn on the headlights/internal lighting for dials and such, i know in my vehicle there’s an off, internal on, headlight on
Or if he has to break.
yes braking is the primary concern with nighttime camo.
Well, you wanna make sure you don’t, you know, crash, and considering his vision is impaired, that’s a significant risk.
Temporarily disabled? Couldn’t he have just said ‘duct tape’?
Also, it’d be awesome it Thomas hit a stray animal on his way out and the police find it, then find some forgotten Ghost and spirit paraphernalia and then the next day they read in the paper how local police are on the look out for teenage occultists who have been doing animal sacrifices to contact the spirit world.
Yelling That phrase isn’t helping either, considering its results. Fortunately he isn’t driving an old Pinto, they had engine issues, mainly that was stored in the back of the car. *Bump . BOOM!
I love this page. It is win. I say so.
Is it just me or does Thomas look like Fievel from the movie An american tail? the hat the the ears made me think of him.
can not unsee O_O
Hey, metal vehicles are actually very safe if they have softer interiors, i only survived a crash i was in(i was the filling in a tour bus – suv sandwich) because we happened to be in a bleeding tank of a van, full sized metal van with nice soft seats cushioning the impact, the van wasn’t even totalled unlike these new fiberglass pieces of drek would have been, i came out of it with minor injuries and lasting back problems
I miss my Eldorado.. *sniff* It was heavy and loud and I used to pull trucks out of ditches with it in the winter… It survived 5 wrecks only to be taken out by a head gasket I didn’t have the money to replace. R.I.P.
random question: i googled marbleton kansas, it doesn’t exist according to google, there’s a marbleton wyoming, but not kansas.did you intentionally use that knowing it didn’t exist, did i misgoogle something, or is this a mistake on the cast page?
It is a fictional town. Marble Town literally means graveyard which is how the town came to be named. I suspect the town you mentioned was named thus for the same reason.
That madness about rigid frame cars being worse in a crash is the worst kind of counter-reality nonsense anyone has ever fostered off to make a buck.
Here’s an experiment to prove which works better for impacts:
Take two cans, one a simple soda can and another being any much more rigid can (an old steel tennis ball can is perfect for this). Place a small amount of padding in the end (to simulate the padded seats, optional step); then place an egg inside it.
Place cans with one end against a wall and strike the other end hard with a sledgehammer.
Which egg survives the impact? That’s right, the one in the object that doesn’t totally collapse on impact.
That’s a good model for what happens when you’re parked against a bank vault and a loaded cement mixer crashes into your car. But it’s not a good model for a typical crash. Recognizing that was what caused the redesign of cars to have significant crumple zones. And then the re-redesign, when they learned that crumple zones weren’t quite the right answer either. I’m not sure how many safety redesigns cars have had since then, but today’s cars don’t follow either the entirely rigid frame model or the crumple zone model, and they haven’t for decades.
I love a comic where I get all the geek references.
Exactly what I tell myself when I feel bad when I’m out.