Professor Spot And The Incredibly Geeky Joke

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  1. Sleet

    Everyone knows the only way to travel back in time is to make the planet spin backwards.

    • Watcher

      Or fly around the sun at warp 10…

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Even at Warp 9 it takes less than 0.01s to get from Earth to the Sun.

        • Loki-Impisi

          Or use a never tested way of starting warp engines. Resulting in traveling back in time and space.

          • shinmera

            Improbability drive! :D

          • Ryu Darragh

            “I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a bit… cushion… AAAAAAAAHHHH! I’m a SOFA!

    • othorlimmis

      superman movies are in no way based on science and you know this.

      • FuRrY321

        But theoretically, by spinning the planet backwards you’d be reversing the rotation that makes the day go along! Therefore you would be reversing time!

        How is that not science?!

        • Zlashdrive

          Because you would only be changing your perception of time relative to the placement of the sun. It would also cause undesired spiking and dropping temperatures on the sides of earth that were day and night for too long in result of your experiment.

          • Sleet

            That’s a stupid explanation. You don’t even account for cortex carbon or isomer calibration!

          • Fhang

            not to mention that the rotating creates the gravitational force keeping us on the surface, take away that rotation for a split second and you’ll be flung off the surface like a sling shot

          • Argent Stonecutter

            WUT?

          • Zykor

            Somebody didn’t listen in physics class…

          • lol party

            The spinning of the earth does not create gravity. Gravity is the sole result of the mass of an object, the more mass an object has, the more gravity that object has. according to your theory, if I were to spin a tennis ball fast enough, then I could increase its gravity and get objects to move toward it. That will never happen. The only force that the spinning could create is an outward force; pushing us AWAY form the planet, and that is minimal compared to the force of gravity created by the mass of the planet.

          • Chiry

            This is true, however stopping the rotation of the earth for a split second would still throw things. Though the earth would stop moving, the moving force would still be present on all people, creatures, buildings, trees, etc. and all of it would be thrown hard towards the east.

          • lol party

            True, I assumed that there would be a modest deceleration period.

          • FuRrY321

            Like lol party, I would assume the Earth would decelerate slowly, then reverse, not just abruptly stop. Of course that would throw things! Just look at car accidents, with people getting thrown out the window (due to the infraction of certain by laws – you know who you are) because of sudden deceleration (ie braking). If, however, the brakes are slowly applied, the vehicle comes to a complete, and safe, stop (assuming there’s no wall in front of you, that is :D )

          • HonorèDerazey

            I’m kinda disappointed I missed this little discussion. =<

        • AflacMan13

          Not to mention the fact that if the planet were to stop spinning the magnetic field would disappear and solar radiation would annihalate the surface. Yes, just like the movie’Core’. Also if the earth stopped rotating then that means the core would have stopped moving which would cause gravity to be vastly reduced but not disapeear completely; that is until the planet finally disintegrated into dust and giant chunks of molten rock that is.

          Oh and LOL PARTY: The spinnig of the earth does indeed produce gravity AS WELL AS the mass of the planet. Think of a quasar for instance. It is an extremely small ball of matter and yet it is spinning so fast that its gravitational pull can be 1,000’s of times greater than that of a Red Giant star.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            AflacMan: go read “Mission of Gravity” by Hal Clement (an absolutely ripping yarn) before posting on the subject of gravity and angular momentum again. :)

          • lol party

            The equation for the force of gravity: Fg = Gm1m2/r^2. Where G is the gravitational constant, m1 and m2 are the masses of the two objects in the system, r is the distance between their gravitational centers, Fg is the total force of the gravitational pull of both masses. There is nowhere for the spinning of a mass to affect the outcome of the force of gravity. The movement of the core dose not affect gravity either.

            Also quasars are just black holes that shoot out jets of radiation at the poles. Black holes are the the most dense objects known to man and are at the center of nearly every galaxy. Black holes (and quasars) are so big that they have a mass that approaches infinity, and thus almost infinite gravity.

            But you are sorta right, the movement in the core creates the magnetic field that keeps us safe from most of the bad cosmic rays.

          • CassidyAndBotch

            A black hole does not approach infinite mass. It retains the same mass it always had (due to a certain famous “law” you should know). However, their radius becomes so small that light leaving the surface does not get far, because the gain in gravitational potential energy needed for a photon to travel far from the surface of the star would be greater than the energy the photon started with in the first place. Kind of like throwing a ball up and it doesn’t escape the gravitational field either.
            But I concur, we all know that everything’s better with spinning but that doesn’t change the gravitational force.
            This is way off topic isn’t it

          • Argent Stonecutter

            lol party… good start… but you need to read “Earth” by David Brin before you post about black holes again. :)

          • Argent Stonecutter

            PS: Earth is a ripping yarn too!

          • lol party

            I’ll be the first to admit that I only have a rudimentary understanding of black holes, Its not my field of study. I was just making a point that spinning an object does not increase its gravity.

          • Singularity

            Something with near-infinite mass would probably ruin the Universe if it was the size of the average black hole, it’s gravitational field would be powerful enough to influence almost everthing. The thing closest to that would be a gravitational singularity; 0 volume + infinite mass = broken Universe.

          • CassidyAndBotch

            A perfect ball of mass has a gravitational field indistinguishable from that of a point mass (if you’re outside of it), regardless of size. But yeah, all you have to do is follow F = Gm1m2/r^2 and it’s clear that infinite mass would suck the entire universe in instantly: m1->infinity means F->infinity.

        • FuRrY321

          My god! I’ve started a chain reaction of madness!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            What’s the critical mass of madness? Heck, what’s the critical mass of madness measured in?

          • wingedwolfgirl

            and good subject too!
            For once I’ve actually stopped to read not only a really long thread, but also really long comments.
            I hardly do that. X3

          • Loki-Impisi

            Teal Deer

          • HonorèDerazey

            Stonecutter, the critical mass of MADNESS is measured in Spartans, of course.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            So the maximum possible level of madness is 300 Spartans?

            Ὦ ξεῖν’, ἀγγέλλειν Λακεδαιμονίοις ὅτι τῇδε
            κείμεθα, τοῖς κείνων ῥήμασι πειθόμενοι.

          • HonorèDerazey

            314 Spartans. For some reason, people connect this Pi…

          • psychoJoker36

            Nein. Max limit of spartans is over 9000.
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            Wow, I am really late

        • ilikepie

          Oh dear, there seems to be a lot of YouFailPhysicsForever here…

      • Chip Uni

        Sure it is! It’s based on Super-Science, developed on the planet Krypton!

    • Frank

      After all this, will Rick still want to do another physics joke? I mean, maybe we should stop…

    • AflacMan13

      I counted 37 reply and sub reply comments on this discussion thread alone.

  2. Dissension

    Time machines are frequently more trouble than they’re worth.

    • Lance

      Define “frequently”…. I mean, if a time machine is trouble only once, but that “once” happens again and again like some bad Star Trek episode…

      And while you’re at it, define rigorously what “simultaneity” really REALLY means, and win a Nöbel for physics in the process!

  3. Ruduen

    Time travel is messy, even without timeline confusion.

    • wingedwolfgirl

      “…wibbly wobbly… time-y wimey… stuff.”

      • Singularity

        Gotta love Doctor Who.

  4. EchoFireant

    Falling professor in the background XD

    • FuRrY321

      Is that Prof. Killbody after he goes back “3 seconds”? :D

    • MrMutt

      That was my thought exactly.

  5. ReCreate

    TIME PARADOX

    • Dissension

      Well, it seems to be a self-correcting one, anyway.

    • Mad Ferret

      PIME TARADOX

    • AflacMan13

      Fine Terra Fox

    • ilikepie

      Nope, no paradox here. Implies an unalterable timeline though (which is the only kind that really makes time travel work consistently anyway…)

  6. Repicheep22

    And so begins the career of Professor Killbody (Supervillain) as he attempts to create a functional time machine in order to humiliate his rival Spot (Professor) and prove once and for all that he is the greatest genius in the world.

    • FuRrY321

      But he’ll obviously win by default, as Spot (Professor) will be off fighting mathematical crime, and therefore his smarts in physics will be hindered! (Much like Spot (superdog)’s mind is hindered when he fights crime.)

  7. Valridagan

    Is this a reference to that one short story in Darkness Creeping by Neil Shusterman?

  8. HunkRlz

    I was just watching “The Time Machine” when I saw this lol! He can go to future and watch the humans blow up the moon. Oh wait that will suck if humans went that far but Spot can save the day right. ^_^

    In real life, Einstein did say we can go back in time because it already happened but we can’t go to the future because it doesn’t exist. Intriguing

    • AflacMan13

      So in other words to go back in time means you would be stuck there for ever. Wich means you would never have created a time machine because now you do not exist in the time period in which you created the time machine thus you would cease to be and this is the reason why time travel is impossible.

      • Leinad

        nonsense. you can go back in time, because you did exist in the time period you built the time machine in, right up until you used it to go back.

        any notes or prototypes you built would still exist, and therefore, you built the time machine. Maybe everybody will be wondering where you went, but nothing else will be changed.

  9. Gaboris

    Okay, so it seems we’re 7 hours early instead of 6… a bit better count. For a sec there I thought ther are no updates today. XD
    Real cute BTW, so lemme guess, Spot will have to save the doc and he’ll learn the secret identity of Spot right? X3
    I love timetravel, it’s just that darn physics gettin in the way all the time. XP

  10. Lance

    Mister Peabody and the Wayback Machine?

    Jay Ward overdose!

  11. HonorèDerazey

    Launch to fail in t minus 3 seconds.

    • HonorèDerazey

      Yaaaaay! Mah avvie changed!!!

      • Frank

        Actually, it changed last week (making me quite confused). You need to clear out your caché when you do things like that.

    • Frank

      This reminds me of Thiotimoline. Asimov asserted the Russians used it in their launches. If it dissolved in the present, it meant the launch was going to work so they’d take off, confirm there are no problems, and start the dissolution. If it didn’t, it probably meant the launch was going to blow up, so they simply didn’t start the dissolution.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Someone who hadn’t read “The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Theotimoline” would be completely confused by your message.

        • FuRrY321

          Like me XD

          • Gaboris

            Same goes for me… I think I get it, but I realy don’ know what’s it aboot. XP

          • FuRrY321

            Are you British? Scottish? Or just making fun of how people seem to think us “Eastern Canadians” say it that way?

            Because we don’t. :D

          • HonorèDerazey

            “Aboot”? Gaboris, stop taking english lessons from them darn Canadians. >=(

          • FuRrY321

            Hey, who’re you calling a Canadian, you American! :)

        • Frank

          Actually, Argent, that was from “Thiotimoline and the Space Age”

          Everyone else: look it up.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Everything you really need to understand the reference is in his original paper.

  12. Iapetus

    Mr. Peabody reference ftw! =3

    • J.J.

      Dang it!!! You beat me to it (with the little white dog, it’s obvious).

      Now all that’s missing is his boy, Sherman!

  13. Eric

    This is great! At least two time travel jokes and possibly a Mr. Peabody homage?

  14. Tom

    It probably needs 1.21 gigawatts of power. but its not going at 88mph so i dont think its gonna work :3

    • HonorèDerazey

      Actually, the Earth spins at 1000mph so you ARE going over 88mph.

      • Buckdida

        Ah, but speed is relative to your reference frame, and our fixed frame of reference here is the Earth! Good thing too, because otherwise speed based time machines would be warping all over the place.

        • HonorèDerazey

          True, but what REALLY is our frame of reference? It could be the Earth or the galaxy. Then again, the Earth does have latitudes and longitudes.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Friend of mine keeps telling me to get my frames from taiwan. But I don’t want my glasses flying off my face if I turn around too fast.

        • Wolf Pup TK

          Mind if I ask where you got your avatar from? I don’t recall that in any of the comics… was it a commission? o.o

          • HonorèDerazey

            Me thinks it was a photoshop. =P

          • Buckdida

            Rick drew my character Venison well, no?

            It was a commission indeed, from the last batch he did. He had 10 slots open, and I nabbed one! Felt reeeeeeeally lucky that day.

          • HonorèDerazey

            Oh, well I guess it WASN’T photo shopped. I said that because it looks an awful lot like Fox.

    • metaceryn

      Well, at impact Dr. Killbody may be going 88 mph, but it’s probably too late by then.*

      Also: I am not going to drop mad scientists dogs off of buildings to determine their terminal velocity.

      *Is it ever “too late” if you have a time machine?

      • AflacMan13

        You would need to drop him off the sears tower to reach terminal.

      • Frank

        Marty McFly proved that yes, it can be, when your car won’t start.

        • Tom

          out of all those replies. only yours included another Back to the Future reference. i salute you

  15. Ace

    Mr. Peabody, check, time travel jokes, check, possible Portal reference, check. ^^

  16. Alahmnat

    Sherman, set the WayBack Machine!

  17. Duskyo

    I don’t hate Spot (Superdog). It’s just that I was hoping to see the rest of Grape and Peanut…

    • Dissension

      That story arc has concluded. There was no more to be seen for a while.

    • Frank

      Well, technically here’ you’re seeing some of Peanut. He draws these, remember?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      King!

  18. Moo

    A ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE REFERENCE?

    RICK, YOU NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE ME

    • Kujiiro

      THAT’S what it was, thank you! I mean, it’s not Rocky and Bullwinkle I’m thinking of, but it was a show right along those and I cannot remember it for the life of me. The one with the kid and the dog. Think… >.<

  19. Affordability

    Why aren’t there bullet-proof pants?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Why aren’t there Superbaby-proof diapers, mused Ma Kent…

      • Chip Uni

        And, about thirteen years later:

        Why do I keep having to fix the roof, mused Pa Kent…

        (q.v. Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex)

  20. ShiroNoOokami

    GENIUS

  21. HonorèDerazey

    Also, how is Peanut so familiar with Relativity. I’m in Honors Advanced Placement for Physics and I still scratch my head a relativity sometimes. >.>

    • Dissension

      I think it’s part of being a sci-fi junkie. Or an amateur scientist; we don’t know all of Peanut’s interests!

      • Kamron

        In particular, take a look at Asimov’s “The Billiard Ball.” Since Peanut is definitely a fan of the good doctor, I believe this story might be a potential inspiration for this gag.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Billiard_Ball

    • Frank

      Remember how fast he read (and understood) Fall of the Pridelands? Who’s to say he didn’t read Einstein’s little book on Relativity at some point? And we’ve said many times that Peanut is smarter than he lets on; here’s proof!

      • Argent Stonecutter

        He’s a doofus-savant!

        • HonorèDerazey

          Aren’t savants autistic?

          • Gaboris

            Let’s just say Peanut can remember what he learned but he doesn’t understand it if he’s not interested. Some ppl I know are somewhat like that. XD

          • Argent Stonecutter

            No, “savant” is medieval latin for “smart ass”.

          • Frank

            Har-har. “Savant” comes from the French savoir (to know). It therefore means “the knowledgable one”.

            Modern usage has seen it almost always used in constructions of the form “idiot savant”. This is meant to be oxymoronic, and means, roughly, “you are the dumbest smart person I’ve ever met”
            (oooh, I shouldn’t've said that. Why do movies that shouldn’t've existed stick in my head longer than movies that were actually good?)

          • Argent Stonecutter

            French is just Latin with better cuisine.

          • HonorèDerazey

            Stonecutter,

            We’re allowed to say the A-word?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Donkey donkey donkey donkey donkey!

          • Frank

            If French is just Latin with better cuisine, and everything said in Latin sounds profund,

            Français c’est pas plus que Latin avec meilleur cuisine

            Oh, Argent is now profound!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Everything said in Latin sounds profound.

            Everything said in French sounds tasty.

      • HonorèDerazey

        Yeah, but Peanut has a creative mind. Meaning he would probably understand things more creative… I’m going FAR to deep into this, huh? What is up with my NASTY habits.

    • Fireclave

      You’d be surprised how much you can learn from watching Bill Nye and the Discovery network.

      • HunkRlz

        Bill Nye the Science Guy!!! I remember that awesome show. That song is now stuck in my head! “Bill Nye the Science Guy” -_-

  22. Buckdida

    Good thing Dr Killbody made the stationary kind of time machine, or I’d feel he’d wrecking more than just himself…I mean, look how fast he’s moving!

  23. Wolfspawn

    Is the machine made of a box? I mean like… a box you have fruit in :P

    • Frank

      Maybe. A green box with a brown inside. And when you turn it upside-down it’s a transmogrifier!

      • Hopper200456

        Its bigger on the inside..

        • Dissension

          Like, a lot bigger?

          • Hopper200456

            A LOT bigger…

        • wingedwolfgirl

          …Than it is on the outside. -_-

          • Hopper200456

            Thanks man! XP
            We are N00bz…

        • wingedwolfgirl

          Okay!
          but I just googled N00bz,
          I a newbie? (explain?)

        • HonorèDerazey

          Ah Ha! I KNEW someone would me an avatar out of the that! >=D

          • Hopper200456

            Out of what?
            Grape and P-nut Kissing?
            How could I not!!!
            Itz aborable! X3

  24. BlueAnubis

    Tuck and roll Professor Killbody! Remember! It’s not the fall that kills you, it’s the sudden stop at the end!

    • Hopper200456

      Tuck and what?!?!
      -Mittens

      • Frank

        “It’s called blood. If you want to keep it inside your body where it belongs, you’ll stop teleporting yourself to going 80 towards the ground!

      • Hopper200456

        Do I need it?

  25. ShiLin

    This strip seems to have certain level of accuracy in physics, but too bad I forgot most of what I learned……Wait, if he could become a villain later, that means Spot is going to save him?

    • Dissension

      He’s already a villain, hence the title “Spot (professor) vs Prof. Killbody!!” and the tag “nefarious villains.”

      At least, that’s my interpretation. *shrugs*

  26. Dissension

    This time machine is not a TARDIS.

    • Hopper200456

      That stinks..

    • akwolf

      a tardis is much safer… and cooler

  27. TheDoldEEE

    L, not traditionally my favorite comics, but nevertheless, I like it ^^”
    hmm, now what would happen if Rick worked with Tom from TwoKinds…

    • FuRrY321

      Frankly, I don’t think he would. TwoKinds isn’t his type of comic, and I’m not sure how any of the TwoKinds characters would appear as a cameo. The only immediate thought that comes to mind is if Peanut drew Stripe to look more like Flora, but there might be other, better ways (undoubtedly).

  28. ABEL "midnight-fox"

    hes gona wake up in pain next morning

    • Frank

      Or, most likely, he’s going to keep sending himself back so that he wakes up in pain last night! :D

    • Hopper200456

      …I don’t think he will wake up…

  29. Mattes

    Heh didn’t realized the falling professor at first XD

  30. Argent Stonecutter

    Now he’s Professor Deadbody!

  31. Salenstormwing

    SCIENCE!

  32. Valerio

    well, at least this means that Peanut *is* in good mental shape now :)
    (fur standing on end in 4th panel, heh, funny!)

    • Hopper200456

      ……I wouldn’t say that….

    • Hopper200456

      Nice Av, by the way!XD

  33. Naylorfan90

    A time travel joke? Great Scott!

    • metaceryn

      *tosses toilet paper roll*

  34. Hopper200456

    *Starts humming Doctor Who theme..*

    • Dissension

      I said this time machine is not a TARDIS. xD

      Okay, so maybe it does look a bit similar.

      • Hopper200456

        Thats just on the outside!

  35. Hopper200456

    WOW!I just noticed someones falling in the background!Last panel!

    • Hopper200456

      Oh….Thats part of the joke….I just got that joke…Oops..

      • Mephrum

        I only just saw it after rereading once myself. Still great. :D

  36. tahrey

    HAAAAAAAAAahahahaha XD XD

    …damn. Guess that makes me a massive geek. Oh well. Love it anyway.
    Also: inventive. A time travel joke where (if it was animated / live action) the punchline would actually come before the final part of the setup… but as it’s a comic your eyes can scan back and forth and make it work. Nice.

    • Gaboris

      Well the punchline would be when it gets clear that the guy fallin was the traveler himself. XD

  37. metaceryn

    My (real) professor’s probably wondering why I’m trying so very hard to not laugh right now…

    • FuRrY321

      You’re reading a comic in class?!
      *smacks metaceryn over the head with Tiger’s newspaper*

      • metaceryn

        It’s just Biosafety Level 4 training, hardly important at all.

  38. Lupus

    The key way to destroy this villain is to make him go back in time to the beginning of the conversation, to prove he can go back in time, thus causing a paradox that he will never escape from! >:)

    • Frank

      But… but that would erase the entire universe from existence! No, wait, the damage probably wouldn’t go past our galaxy. Isn’t that much more comforting?

      • Gaboris

        Timelines aren’t limited to galaxies Frank. XD

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Timelines are limited to light cones. Somone in Andromeda could have destroyed the universe two million years ago and we’d just be finding out about it now.

          Except that we wouldn’t, of course, what with being destroyed and all.

          • FuRrY321

            Hey, if the world is destroyed, then we’d die, most likely due to the fact that the gravities holding the atmosphere would release all the essential air we need to breathe. If the universe is destroyed, then we’d simply cease to exist.

            However, the only thing that could destroy the universe is something similar to the Big Bang, only in reverse, or if something that existed outside time and space (ie God) decided to end our misery once and for all.
            But I can tell you right now that’s not how we’re gonna go out :D

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Collapse of the quantum vacuum would do the trick.

          • Gaboris

            Kay Argent there’s a difference between “It takes time for the destruction to reach us.” and “The destruction of the universe through the timeline” since the timeline is infifnit and it’s everywhere.
            If ya wan’t to destroy the universe, do some math and solve this: (0/0)/(0/0) !!!!!! X3
            It’s a double dividing zero by zereo!!! XD I’m so evil. :3

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Math? You want math? OK, what’s purple and commutes?

          • FuRrY321

            No Gaboris!!! That’s the only thing I neglected to mention because of its pure evilality! (Made a new word, hah!)

            http://www.omjapan.se/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/divide_by_zero1.jpg

            Hey, thinking about it, that kinda actually has relation to today’s comic! (Time Paradox)

          • FuRrY321
          • Frank

            I give up. What is purple and comm…? Oh wait, this is about Abelian groups, right? Gave me hell in Discrete Maths. :(

        • Frank

          Aw, come on! I’m sure you’ve seen Back to the Future part II

  39. FuRrY321

    Why are all time machines fashioned after a porta-potty or telephone booth?

    (See: Dr. Who, this comic, Captain Underpants and the Purple Potty People, [sorry, couldn't resist! :D ] Jimmy Neutron, and others.)

    • Gaboris

      Simple and practical to use. XD

      • FuRrY321

        Not really. Where does it all go?! XD

  40. Kailen

    Subtle and hilarious. I approve of this comic.

    • Hopper200456

      Me to!
      >: O

  41. wingedwolfgirl

    OMGosh, that’s scary.

    …butifheactuallywereabletomaintainhiscurrentposition,hewouldreapperrightwherehewasstandingwhichwouldbeinpossiblebecauseheisstandingthereandthuswouldcausetheuniversetoimplodesoitallworksoutintheend.

    Wait, …what?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Nah, materializing inside another body just creates a nuclear explosion. It’s messy, but limited to the immediate vicinity of the time machine.

      • wingedwolfgirl

        Ah, U R right.
        …but there’s a thought to cringe at.

        • FuRrY321

          Nah. A nuclear explosion is nothing compared to if you were to view the results of dividing by zero: [okay scrubbed]

          This link is not for the faint of heart. It is very messy.

          • FuRrY321

            And I don’t even know why I posted that link.
            Check out THIS one instead: http://www.motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/0807/so-i-just-divide-by-zero-and-then-demotivational-poster-1216891861.jpg

            Rick, could you please try to remove that link from my comment, if you can? I immediately regretted it the moment I posted it. Thanks!

          • HonorèDerazey

            The results of squaring Pi is apparently different. I was doing some homework and I squared Pi in my calculator. To my dismay, a portal opened up in thus letting creatures from another dimension. I still have a few of them Face Huggers running arou- *Screeech* Sweet Cinco de Mayo! *Pulls out 300 mag and shoots face hugger* Today’s lesson is on muzzle energy and momentum, baby!

        • wingedwolfgirl

          Oh wow, just… wow.
          sometimes, my brain feels like it does that. XD

  42. akwolf

    Dr. Who’s way of time travel is a lot better because the machine is also the ship which means both travel and whatever’s inside… meaning… if it came flying out of the sky they could embrace themselves in the protected tardis XD. To be honest the tardis rarely lands with a crash timelord tech fixed this problem.

    • wingedwolfgirl

      “Time And Relative Dimension(s) In Space” mah friend!

      • Hopper200456

        W00t! Dr.? fans!

        • HonorèDerazey

          Who is this Dr. Who to whom I should know about. Who will explain to me who Dr. Who is?

          • Frank

            That was real funny. “who is this Who.”
            You need to pay more attention to the Brits, Honorè.

          • Hopper200456

            Just the Doctor!
            XD

          • Frank

            The Eleventh doctor to be precise.

          • Hopper200456

            HAHA!Very nice Frank!

          • HonorèDerazey

            Only British show I watch is Top Gear, Frank. I’ve seen an episode of CatchPhrase once.

          • Frank

            “Google is your friend”

  43. Naylorfan90

    Hey guys, look! 153 giga-comments!

    *puts on a lab coat and messes my hair up*

    153 giga-comments? 153 giga-comments!? 153 GIGA-COMMENTS!!!

  44. Zekermeme

    The solution to this problem is obvious:

    Crystals.

    (Hello, Clevinger fans. I see you.)

  45. Manic

    Hack The Universe – Translated and summarized by me, written by aliens

    The Past
    Entering one side of a quantum wormhole as the other end moves will move the subject to past.
    Warning: Subject must be protected from fragmentation or reassembled at the destination point (it’s as painful as it sounds).

    The Future
    The closer you are to the speed of light, the faster time runs.
    Warning: There are reported side-effects of returning to planets run by bipedal gorillas.
    In worst case scenarios, you may be returned to your planet as an embryo.

    Teleport
    Just fold the universe in half and cut on the dotted line.
    Warning: dividing by zero is fatal.

    Delete ******* Everything!
    It becomes harder for ALL energy and matter to escape the closer it is to the center of a black-hole.
    Theoretically, it is impossible to exit a black-hole after passing the event horizon.
    Warning: Do we really need one for this?

    Free Energy And Matter
    The closer to the center of a white-hole, The more bombarded the subject is bombarded by ALL types of energy and matter. Theoretically, it is impossible to get any closer to the center of a white-hole than the event horizon.
    Warning: Highly radioactive.

    For everything else, there’s bad credit card offers.

  46. Manic

    Eh, this is the first edition. My second edition actually involves proof reading. >_<

  47. Gaboris

    Hey ppl, I won’t be online till sunday so just wanna say enjoy the next stripp for me too okay? ;)
    BTW that means I won’t be spamming you all so be happy. XD

    • Hopper200456

      Oh noes!!!!!!
      I will e-mail the strip dear friend!!!
      ……..Somehow……
      (I don’t know your e-mail so you don’t have to worry.)

  48. Evanne

    Did anyone else notice that Prof. Killbody is the one falling outside the window…?

  49. Argent Stonecutter

    Dr Killbody is right: there is no preferred frame of reference, so you should end up where you would be if gravity turned off for 3 seconds, and you had traveled on a tangent to the Earth’s surface for that period of time. Let’s see, sin (pi/14400) is about 1/5000 (sin theta = theta for small theta), and r is 6300km… so you’d end up maybe 1.2 kilometers up…

    • Argent Stonecutter

      No, that can’t be right… did I mix up days and hours?

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Yeh, he’d end up about 0.27m above the floor of the cabinet.

        But if you waited a minute… he’d be a kilometer up.

        • Frank

          Now, those 27 cm are just the component normal to the planet’s surface, right?. How far would he be, traversally? If they’re atop a skyscraper (say 1199.73 meters up) he might still appear outside (because he’s moved far enough to the left) and, by rising those 27 centimeters, he’d be exactly 1.2 km off the ground.

          Not that I would know; I have no idea which formula you’re using :D

  50. Pogiforce

    The joke is subtle. If you don’t notice the scream of “AAAAAAAAH!” from Professor killbody plummeting to the ground outside, you miss the joke entirely! Having seen it though, I know him going back in time, won’t necessarily mean he’ll go back in the same place. XD

    • Justice193

      wow… that took me soooo long to finally notice him falling in the background XD… talk about ending your own evil career :P .

  51. Pogiforce

    another thing: Assuming this is one of Peanut’s Spot comics, how would Peanut know what any of these MEANS, much less use it in proper context?

  52. TDW

    Oddly enough I didnt notice the falling professor the first time I read it and took it as the prof being stuck in a infinite loop that was meant for him to constantly go back and repeat the last comment, Afterwards I noticed the falling prof and realised the real gag.

  53. Solario the Visored

    Of course Prof. Killbody is a villain. Always going around with “his boy”, Sherbert, he obviously practices child slavery. Lolextendedcartoonreference. :D

  54. Manic

    Test comment, sorry, it needs to be done.

  55. Manic

    Central time? Yeesh. Seems everyone lives in the middle of the U.S. which doesn’t really make sense if you think about it. How do you get your water? From a well? AHAHAH!!!

    • Frank

      Novil posts here every now and then, and he’s in Germany.

      Cerberus used to post here quite often, and he’s on the Pacific coast. He had it easy as the comic went up at 10:00 in his locality
      http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/11/20/none-shall-pass/#comment-13781

      I’m on Estern time (have to stay up an extra hour wen I want to see the comic go up).

      So, yeah, it’s central time only because that’s the time they chose for the servers, most likely to balance out the people who have to stay up late with the people who get to see it early

  56. Aurrin

    Timelord FAIL

    • Hopper200456

      Lol!
      I know right?

  57. Ryu Darragh

    Mainly because time is an illusion of process. There is no such place as time. However, I am sure the prof was also smart enough to put some cushions out at that precise spot on the map. Just in case, ya know,…

  58. falcon01

    LOL!
    one thing bothers me tho, Time machines have one fundamental issue that no one ever seems to take into account:

    The Pauli Exclusion Principle. No two objects can occupy the same space at the same time…if I go back (or forward) in time I must, by the very act of existing, take up space…space that is occupied by something that must be equally displaced, be it nothing more than air molecules. And since the first law of thermodynamics precludes just “shoving it aside”, it has to be transported to the time/space position I started from.

  59. Typhon

    Say killbody goes back in time and kills his past self. What would happen to his future self? Who actually killed his past self if his future self would have instantly died? Ah, the nature of paradoxes ;)

  60. Majin-Wolf

    I think its best that we don’t have a real time machine!!

  61. Kuperfox

    Duh, an Abelian grape. =3

  62. Kuperfox
  63. Argent Stonecutter

    You win!

  64. Argent Stonecutter

    And you broke the comments!

  65. Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

    Prof. Spot: Ti~ime is on mah side. Yes it is.
    Ti~ime is on mah side. Yes it is!

    X3 Nya!

  66. Dissension

    The comments broke him, man. The comments broke him.

    Much like Dr. Killbody seems to be suffering from an impending case of Terminal Velocity Syndrome (TVS).