The Call of the Wild
  • LaserDisc LaserDisc
    July 30, 2009

    I do love Cat’s expression in panels four and five, like you can’t tell whether he’s content, or planning something.

    (Silly question: Is this the first time we have seen his shins?)

  • liloaktree
    July 30, 2009

    It’s a beauty.

  • Jake
    July 30, 2009

    Hey, I remember vhs. Boy, that thing was terrible.

  • Oliver
    July 30, 2009

    Thoreau would be proud ;)

    Every day, I try hard to forget VHS. Every day, I enjoy the sight of my Laserdiscs.

    Doesn’t Bird produce a fallacy? How should I miss what I cannot rememeber? What is the inherent value of obscurity? When exactly did obscurity end and why? All the questions!

  • John K
    July 30, 2009

    that bird is just plain not very cool.

  • Ian R
    July 30, 2009

    It just helps me to know that 900 miles away from here, my father still has a filing cabinet full of Betamax cassettes.

  • Ross Hershberger
    July 30, 2009

    Early Betamax was superior to early VHS but Sony lost the marketing battle. They vowed that it would never happen again. Fast forward to 2008 and Sony’s BLU-RAY stomps the superior HD-DVD format.

  • Cloud
    July 30, 2009

    The obscurity of what, though?

  • Neocow
    July 30, 2009

    Obscurity exists more now than ever.

  • Double W
    July 30, 2009

    Girl complains as often as a bird sings.

  • Geoff
    July 30, 2009

    The bird is right. I miss the ’90s. I don’t miss being the black sheep of grade school.

  • K. Signal Eingang
    July 30, 2009

    @Ross: According to the latest, it looks like Blu-Ray is the cassingle to HD-DVD’s 8-track. Most people are either happy with their existing DVDs or making the jump straight to online/on-demand HD video. The rest of them own PS3s and just feel a need to justify the purchase.

  • DanG
    July 30, 2009

    There is so much T-shirt material in here…

  • porkopolis
    July 30, 2009

    Yesterdays comic and today’s have reminded me of a battle I have waged for years with ontology, epistemology and poo.

    Somewhere in John Barth’s novel ‘Letters’ he discusses the blesisngs and curses of having a ‘history’ and if or when we should consider disposing of the past.

    Two Latin phrases get mentioned: “Praeteritas futuras fecundant.” and “Praeteritas futuras stercorant.” Barth suggests the dilemma: Does the past fertilize the future or manure the future?

    I prefer to say that the past just craps up the future! So, as Tom Cochran sings: “The secret is to know when to stop remembering…”

    And, Dorthy, please keep Bird off of Twitter!

  • rocketbride
    July 30, 2009

    @porkopolis – wow, latin, poo AND a tom cochrane quote! that was just like listening to a summary of an obscure CBC program. like, from the time that gzowski was cutting himself on cuisinarts.

  • erix
    September 6, 2009

    the cheep will always be superseded by the cheeper

  • Mimi
    September 9, 2011

    This comment is laaate and somewhat unrelated but Cat doesn’t have a tail…? :0

  • Kliph
    August 7, 2015

    Beta was bettah. Cat’s tail is on the other side where you can’t see it.

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