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Reader Comments (18)

Boy, you ain't kidding the price has gone up a bit (nearly double) - but what a great rendering you've done of the "eye clops". Good work, young man!

I can't get enough of this strip - it's always so on target in how ridiculous MEN are. You always make me laugh, and then when you take (probably well-deserved) breaks, it makes me sad. :'(.

December 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

I'm totally getting a set so I can read in the dark.

December 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnother Rob

It's not the men that are ridiculous, it's the world.

December 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAndy

Can you actually read in the dark with night vision goggles? I thought they worked using infrared. I wouldn't expect that to work on paper.

December 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSherp

Sherp: I don't know, but as long as there's a suitable IR source and the ink and the paper reflect different amounts of IR[*], it _ought_ to work.

[*] That's the part I don't know about, but if I had to guess I'd guess that it'd work for many, but not all, inks. I do know that Sharpie marker ink shows up just fine against an index card on Kodak HIE infrared film in a dark room lit only with a flash through an IR-pass filter, if that helps.

December 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDGlenn

I think I bought the same goggles as you - luckily my girlfriend understands.
Didn't stop her taking the piss though.

December 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBritSwedeGuy

@ Sherp

Night vision amplifies light, it does not use infared technology.

December 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjeff

Actually, standard military NVDs have both a passive and active mode. Passive = light amplification...fuzzy, but stealth. Active = great detail, but lights you up to everyone in the area with NVDs.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBobo

And yes, you can read something, but batteries can be expensive.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBobo

SOME night vision uses low-light amplification. These goggles are clearly infrared, and judging from the photos, they include their own array of IR LEDs stashed in one of the eyesockets.

Black ink on paper does reflect IR differently, so it should be visible, though the contrast is probably not great, nor would you really want to read by it for any length of time.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris

I like how the picture on the computer is you with the nightvision goggles on.

December 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHaly Con

I saw these at the store while doing some last minute xmas shopping. I didn't see the price, but I have to admit, they made me pause a moment to stare at them while I was off to buy a present for a little girl. I assumed (probably correctly) that she would be less interested in night vision goggles than the stuffed duck I eventually bought.

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJimbo Joneroo

My name is Joseph Highborn. I was born to be ridiculous.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoseph highborn

It is a constant source of enjoyment to me how I am amused by something in real life, then I catch it in your comics :) I don't feel so alone!

We actually picked up Big Trouble in Little China from Wal-Mart ($5 bin baby!) and I made my wife watch it and it was Exactly like your "how to share a movie" strip. Hysterical. The weird part was the timing, it was within days...

Another recent example was your little spoof on the Emperor from Star Wars saying, "Yes... Kill him..." my wife and I were VERY amused by that playing the Force Unleashed, again about a week before we saw it here.

There were night vision googles on a few weeks ago and it took all my willpower not to buy them. It's just ridiculous - I have need or use for these things, but damn do I want them! It just keys into the reptilian part of the brainstem or something.

Keep up the great work and you have fans in Virginia!

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterE

Those gogles are horrible. if my brother had them, he'd try to sneak into my room at night.

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterizzy_wolfe_13

Fans in Virginia, yes, yes you do! :D

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMishy

That pose demonstrates the perfect way to inform someone you have purchased night vision goggles.


November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMark
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