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Pearls Before Swine
by Stephan Pastis
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24th-Jan-2008 06:29 am (UTC)
Why would they need both a cell phone and a pager?
24th-Jan-2008 07:36 am (UTC)
Who uses pagers anymore at all?
24th-Jan-2008 11:02 am (UTC)
According to House MD, doctors do. :D
24th-Jan-2008 08:26 am (UTC)
A couple of possibilities:
  • One does not want at all times to be reachable by both of two parties.
  • The expense of communications from one party should be borne by that party, and
    • accountancy is easier with separate devices, or
    • the marginal cost of pager communications is significantly lower, or
    • said party are just asses.
24th-Jan-2008 10:29 am (UTC)
Our photographers at work carry cell phones and pagers... pagers are considered a more reliable / "emergency" line of communication, or a backup if we're not able to get hold of them on cell phone.

My question... who carries a DICTIONARY around with them all the time?

Edited at 2008-01-24 10:30 am (UTC)
24th-Jan-2008 11:27 am (UTC)
Maybe he only takes dictionaries into bars and restaurants.
24th-Jan-2008 12:22 pm (UTC)
i have one on my phone :(
24th-Jan-2008 12:37 pm (UTC)
There's a difference between one on your phone and taking a ginormous book with you. :)
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25th-Jan-2008 12:05 am (UTC)
that of course has to be "Rat's Ginormouse Dictionary of Insult and Stereotyping" ah... it seems normal for a author to bring a copy of his own books around.
24th-Jan-2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
Kansas City's ABC news?

Why hello there, fellow Kansas Citian. :)
24th-Jan-2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
Well, hey there fellow Kansas Citian!
24th-Jan-2008 06:45 pm (UTC)
Take it easy sir! It's only a comic strip!
24th-Jan-2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
Could be a work cell and a personal cell.
26th-Jan-2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
This reminds me of "Don't be a Menace to South Central While Drinking your Juice In the Hood", in front of the convinence store.
24th-Jan-2008 06:30 am (UTC)
I suppose I thus fit into this category...and at times more so than normal XD
24th-Jan-2008 06:46 am (UTC)
Judging by Pig's eyes in the last panel, he has never known such fear.
24th-Jan-2008 07:36 am (UTC)
Who still uses pagers?
24th-Jan-2008 07:41 am (UTC)
One of my instructers at college does.

Of course, she's my ASL teacher, and is Deaf, so a cell phone wouldn't be very handy for her.
24th-Jan-2008 09:29 am (UTC)
deaf utilise cell phones since their beginning. they can send SMS and that's the most convenient way to communicate remotely!!!

pagers are gay - one way connection...
24th-Jan-2008 09:46 am (UTC)
actually, all the deaf folks i know have devices like sidekicks with no voice plan and unlimited texting.
24th-Jan-2008 11:43 am (UTC)
That's what all of my (deaf) friends use and at one time I used a Sidekick myself.
24th-Jan-2008 12:22 pm (UTC)
not a fan of sidekicks.

i should prolly edit my comment to include blackberries as well, but not so much iPhones.

pretty much any phone great for texting, for that matter.
24th-Jan-2008 10:03 am (UTC)
in ur comix, breakin' ur 4th wall.
24th-Jan-2008 11:17 am (UTC)
Stuff clipped to the belt, bad.

Stuff on a utility belt, awesome.

When will someone come up with a cool utility belt.
24th-Jan-2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
hmm. I have one of those weird idea to design a harness for laptop on the go. i.e. you can wipe out your laptop, put it on the harness and use it while standing up on the train. useful if you can't get a seat but feel like doing something on your laptop on you daily transit.

okay, but the problem remains even if there is such a harness, would anyone be "geek" enough to try it? I'm sure it takes a while for "gadgets" users to overcome their "geek" connotation. but the harness? any takers?
24th-Jan-2008 10:52 pm (UTC)
What about a utility kilt? UtiliKilts are quite the rage at a summer music festival around here.
25th-Jan-2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
Saw them, wasn't quite taken. Especially the price. I'm cheap.
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24th-Jan-2008 05:26 pm (UTC)
but aren't douche and total loser geek different things? I've known geeks who aren't douches and douches who aren't geeks...
24th-Jan-2008 02:23 pm (UTC)
What's a pager?
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24th-Jan-2008 02:57 pm (UTC)
:)

I did mean the question in sarcasm, like asking "What's a tape?" or "Who's Peter Gabriel?" to pretend I'm young.

[yes, I had a Peter Gabriel tape]
24th-Jan-2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
Geek w/sunglasses looks just as mean as geek w/bald head.
24th-Jan-2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
i love how pig grabs rat's ear in the third panel.
kind of a random spot.
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