Eye Protection

Cidu Bill on Nov 3rd 2017


I can make no sense of the last two panels.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Bill Holbrook, CIDU, Kevin and Kell, comic strips, comics, humor | 32 responses so far

32 Responses to “Eye Protection”

  1. src Nov 3rd 2017 at 09:15 am 1

    His shades are worn low, for the cool-factor, so they provide no protection until he adjusts them.

  2. tigalilee Nov 3rd 2017 at 09:16 am 2

    It’ll be raining batcupine poop.

  3. JeffCG Nov 3rd 2017 at 09:16 am 3

    I think he’s waiting for her to hand him goggles, then remembers he’s wearing shades?

  4. tigalilee Nov 3rd 2017 at 09:16 am 4

    Hmmm…so why not a hat or poncho? I don’t get it either, I guess.

  5. tigalilee Nov 3rd 2017 at 09:18 am 5

    Thanks, JeffCG. So is the issue that the character is normally drawn with his shades below his eyes as depicted in panel one, but he needs to put them over his eyes like a normal person for them to provide protective coverage?

  6. BBBB Nov 3rd 2017 at 09:21 am 6

    I think JeffCG’s got it, although it would make more sense if the sunglasses were on his/her forehead. I’m not sure how you have glasses on low on your nose/snout without having them cover your eyes.

  7. James Pollock Nov 3rd 2017 at 10:09 am 7

    “I’m not sure how you have glasses on low on your nose/snout without having them cover your eyes.”

    This is because (apologies) you are not cool enough to do it.

  8. Bob Nov 3rd 2017 at 10:13 am 8

    src got it @1.

  9. Daniel J. Drazen Nov 3rd 2017 at 10:59 am 9

    In a class on sculpture I took, I was wearing safety goggles over my glasses. Someone told me “Your glasses will protect your eyes” to which I said “But what will protect my glasses?”.

  10. JHGRedekop Nov 3rd 2017 at 11:20 am 10

    Your glasses won’t protect your eyes. Stuff can go over, or in from the sides — goggles are designed to stop that, glasses aren’t. (Speaking from experience)

  11. Kilby Nov 3rd 2017 at 01:31 pm 11

    @ BBBB (6) - I sometimes wear a pair of (reading) glasses low on my nose so that I can refer to a shopping list and/or mobile phone when I need to, but can still look around at my surroundings without getting dizzy. As a matter of fact, I’m doing it right now while writing this comment.

    P.S. Of course, this does not make me look “cool” - it makes me look like a geezer.

  12. Mona Nov 3rd 2017 at 01:43 pm 12

    I thought the same as JffCG, that he/she was waiting for her to hand him goggles.
    But I think src is right, he/she realizes he/she is wearing shades but needs to adjust them.
    But I agree with everyone else, that your glasses will not really protect your eyes, and, what will protect your glasses?
    And I am the opposite of Kilby, I will look under my glasses to read labels at the store. Yes, I need a new prescription.

  13. Mark M Nov 3rd 2017 at 03:48 pm 13

    The explanations of the last two panels are fine, but the question that still remains for me is why eye protection is needed in the first place. Is the baby hedgehog/bat likely to fly quill-side first into someone’s eye? Seems a little overly cautious to do that but not worry at all about other body parts.

  14. Boise Ed Nov 3rd 2017 at 04:05 pm 14

    Yes, Mark, the flying quills could get one’s eyes. And if you look closely, panels 1 and 3 show a line (easily mistaken for an eyebrow) above the lenses, but the last panel has it covered by the sunglasses.

  15. Carl Nov 3rd 2017 at 10:53 pm 15

    Kilby@11 and Mona@12, I often pull my (distance) glasses low on my nose so I can read something over them, because I’m nearsighted. Someday we’ll find a way to actually give people back the power to accommodate.

  16. Carl Nov 3rd 2017 at 10:54 pm 16

    Wow, this obsolete WordPress is stupid to turn anything with an at sign into a broken mailto URL without permission.

  17. Kilby Nov 4th 2017 at 12:16 am 17

    If you put a space between the “@” and the name (Carl @16), it should defuse the automatic “linking” function in Wordpress.

    P.S. <nerd>In this case it’s actually a “mailto:” link, rather than a URL.</nerd>

    P.P.S. The transformation I hate is that Wordpress will turn “( @8 )” into “(@8)”.

  18. Kilby Nov 4th 2017 at 12:19 am 18

    P.P.P.S. Perhaps they fixed it? One more try: 8)

  19. fleabane Nov 4th 2017 at 12:40 am 19

    I was interpreting it as he asks why they need goggles and she says she has a baby with quills learning to fly. He says “well” is in what’s that got to do with it. She smiles and let’s him think about it and then he realizes what she was implying but not saying. And it was expected we would figure the joke on our own. … which I couldn’t.

    The “of course” doesn’t really work each.

  20. Kamino Neko Nov 4th 2017 at 06:54 am 20

    Carl, thanks to the moderation hairtrigger, you shouldn’t be referring to the post number, anyway, since there’s a very good chance that it will change and cause confusion.

  21. Terrence Feenstra Nov 4th 2017 at 08:41 am 21

    For Mona at the grocery:

    Reading glasses? I don’t need no stinking reading glasses! Just pull out my phone and activate the magnifier/light app.

  22. Kilby Nov 4th 2017 at 08:46 am 22

    @ Mona (12) & Carl (15) - That combination of looking “over” and “under” the glasses reminded me of Aunt Polly (in “Tom Sawyer”), who did both, because “she rarely looked through them for something so small…” (Twain then explained that they were for “style” rather than for “function”).

  23. Powers Nov 4th 2017 at 02:12 pm 23

    Rudy is expecting Lindesfarne to provide him with goggles like hers, because he forgot he was wearing sunglasses (he wears them all the time). And then realized that she warned him because his sunnies weren’t in position to protect his eyes yet.

    Note that Fenton in panel 2 is also not wearing protection beyond his usual eyewear.

  24. Boise Ed Nov 4th 2017 at 02:46 pm 24

    Carl [15]: We have found a way: contact lenses. (Without mine, I’m legally blind.)

    Kamino [06:54]: How would you distinguish between someone’s different posts, then? Maybe we should start citing the timestamp?

  25. Kamino Neko Nov 4th 2017 at 02:59 pm 25

    I quote the part I’m referring to, if it’s not obvious. Which has the added benefit of making the thread of conversation clear without having to go back and reread.

  26. Seth Nov 4th 2017 at 07:45 pm 26

    I agree with Mark / 13 - shouldn’t they be wearing full face protection instead of just the eyes? If little porcubat flies into someone’s cheek and rakes it with quills, that’s going to HURT! Maybe you wouldn’t go for a full hazmat suit. But I think at least some sort of faceshield. And gloves in case one needed to quickly hold the baby for some reason (like maybe it flies into a wall and is stunned and starts to fall).

  27. Carl Nov 4th 2017 at 08:07 pm 27

    Boise Ed, contacts do not help with accommodation.

  28. Boise Ed Nov 4th 2017 at 09:54 pm 28

    Carl, I guess I don’t know what you meant by “accommodate.” I had thought you meant “make the best of having poorly shaped eyes.”

  29. Carl Nov 4th 2017 at 09:58 pm 29

    Accommodation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accommodation_(eye)

    Sorry, biology teacher/person with bad vision here. Jargon slipped out.

  30. Kilby Nov 4th 2017 at 11:58 pm 30

    @ Boise Ed (24) - Using the timestamp would be a nightmare. I think the ordinal number is the best solution, since they are virtually always within +/-1 of the intended comment, and are normally dead on, since (despite all of our griping) the renumbering effect due to moderatorial rescues is not that common.

  31. Christine Nov 6th 2017 at 11:23 am 31

    Eyeglasses can provide protection from debris. Depending on the level of risk it’s considered good enough. But it helps to have really huge lenses (I suspect that my husband’s glasses don’t fit under safety goggles very well.) I believe that the student shop used to let him in with just his glasses (most of the risk is from the shavings from the machine you’re at. One factory tour he was on required him to wear side shields (little bits of plastic that slip over the arms of the glasses to cover the largest gap, they’re shaped like oversized guitar picks with holes.) I’m pushing for him to get prescription goggles though, which might yet happen because the shop got pickier (I think he’s still allowed in.) And if you have prescription goggles, you don’t ruin the expensive coating on your lenses (or the plastic lenses themselves) with machining fluid spray.

  32. Meryl A Nov 7th 2017 at 03:22 am 32

    I wear, among my other eyeglasses, progressive lens eyeglasses. However, it is generally easier for me to read a book,magazine, etc. without glasses. This leads to my either removing them or pulling them down and reading over the top of the glasses. (In case anyone is wondering, why have progressive lenses if one looks over them to read, they work well for me for table height work.)

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