In Vain
  • Avocado Welch
    July 16, 2010

    Girl sees all her dreams come tumbling down!

  • bluebird
    July 16, 2010

    The trains on the plain roll mostly in vain?

  • D
    July 16, 2010

    Is it about having to choose only one destination?

  • Adam
    July 16, 2010

    …and that’s what tortures me.

  • Chris
    July 16, 2010

    it had two lights on behind.

  • umbora
    July 16, 2010

    I like the progression of pointing in panels 4 and 5. It gives me the sense Girl is pointing more or less randomly, to “anywhere but here”.

  • Dan
    July 17, 2010

    At first I thought she was pointing at different trains.

  • DimeSpin
    July 17, 2010

    I hate that train too.

  • Ailu
    July 17, 2010

    That train is always moving faster than we need (to step into it and travel our life nonstop)

  • Roberta Mann
    July 18, 2010

    At the same moment, two trains leave Chicago and New York. They move towards each other with constant speeds. The train from Chicago is moving at speed of 40 miles per hour, and the train from New York is moving at speed of 60 miles per hour. The distance between Chicago and New York is 1000 miles. How long after their departure will they meet?

  • E.U. Clid
    July 18, 2010

    Using imaginary points (lengthless, breadthless, widthless) and their line-like associates to, you know, point to points, without actually seeming to *make* points, is clever beyond words.

    Literally. (Case in point: how relatively clunky and crude is the one made with this line?)

  • DoubleW
    July 19, 2010

    Curse the train full of people with social skills. Curse them!

  • Anne in Colorado
    July 19, 2010

    I think she picks a train and then discovers it’s going right where she already is.

    (10 hours or about Youngstown OH)

  • John A Fries
    July 19, 2010

    This comic was published before Inception came out, but I guess that’s just how zeitgeist works…

    I’m struck by how half my friends hated it, and half loved it.

  • jp
    July 21, 2010

    you said you’d stand by your man
    so tell me one thing i just don’t understand

  • Golux
    October 14, 2013

    Sour grapes as she realizes they aren’t on it.

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