NYECIDU

Cidu Bill on Dec 31st 2012

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Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Jimmy Johnson, New Year's Eve, comic strips, comics, humor | 7 responses so far

7 Responses to “NYECIDU”

  1. Terry Dec 31st 2012 at 02:40 pm 1

    This involves finding partial circumferences, and possibly, a hypotenuse or two. I’m not comfortable doing that this late in the year.

  2. Lost in A**2 Dec 31st 2012 at 02:44 pm 2

    He’s just messing with her mind. Traveling around the Sun doesn’t require effort from us.

  3. Cidu Bill Dec 31st 2012 at 03:10 pm 3

    True; but what does “the year’s nearly over” have to do with anything?

  4. Judge Mental Dec 31st 2012 at 03:14 pm 4

    Janis did travel (as all Earthlings did) a few million miles in those 8 hours. The annual revolution around the Sun will indeed be “complete” in a few days, but Arlo is in fact just missing with her, because even as it takes no effort on our part, it isn’t as if we “stop and rest” after said trip is over.

  5. Jeff S. Dec 31st 2012 at 07:43 pm 5

    Having graduated with a minor in astronomy, I understood the joke immediately, but I have a problem with the word “around”. The wording makes it appear as if we made a complete orbit last night, and it was only half a million miles. It needs “…as part of our trip around…” inserted to prevent any problems.

  6. fj Jan 1st 2013 at 02:16 am 6

    The earth is about 93 million miles from the sun. That means that its orbit is roughly 584 million miles in total circumference (using a circle for estimating purposes). Each day we travel about 1/365.25 of that trip, or about 1.6 million miles. A third of that (eight hours of sleeping) is about 533,000 miles.

    This time of year, we actually travel a bit farther each day, as the earth is approaching perihelion (the closest we come to the sun, which occurs in early January).

  7. zookeeper Jan 1st 2013 at 04:54 pm 7

    Reminded of Monty Python’s “The Galaxy Song.”

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