The Patreon bunch voted on various food choices, and the results were … this. So…


As for this comic…

We like to think we’re made of hearty stuff … until the phone stops working.

I am one of those crazy people who does not own a phone. To be fully transparent, my wife owns one, and I benefit by proxy from her phone usage when doing things like navigating around an unfamiliar area. But when I’m out and about, I don’t have a screen to occupy me. I just have to … be wherever I actually am. It’s boring sometimes but it’s also liberating. Few seem to share my tolerance for a phoneless existence, though.

I’m reminded of a statement from Isaac Asimov (I think it was Asimov) where he said something like, “A power outage in 1900 was barely noticed. In 1930, it was a minor inconvenience. In the late 20th century, it is a major inconvenience and in future centuries, a power grid failure will be utterly disastrous.” His predictions were spot on. And so is it with phones. The concept of the cell phone was barely a thing thirty years ago. Then it was a luxury. Then it was pretty much mandatory. And now the idea of life without a cell phone is incomprehensible.

At least for people like Phoebe.