Roll Called

November 14, 1997


I know that many of you who come here visit the Facebook group “Arlo & Janis Fans.” Those who do might have seen this A&J classic yesterday, when it was posted by our friend Mark Vick. If so, you’re excused if you have something else to do, but I know a lot of visitors here do not see the Facebook group. However, I like this one, and I mentioned something to the group that I thought was worth mentioning here. This was one of the rare comics to be censored by my editors, then in New York. Originally, the last panel read, “Those just dating should use extreme caution.” My editors suggested changing it, and we arrived at the above. It was no big deal. Probably it works better.


105 thoughts on “Roll Called”

  1. Maybe “Amateurs should use….” would have covered all bases.

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  2. Amateurs do it until they get it right. Professionals do it until they can’t do it wrong…. Oh that doesn’t apply to THIS!

    I had to think more about it when you put in Newlyweds rather than just dating. Just dating implies no practice runs and newlyweds implies that the couple care about it. Gee maybe my statement above does make sense!
    😛

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      • Good construction! I shall try to remember that.

        Referring to Planck time – a new term to me: Does that imply that time is quantized? Quantization of time has been one of my pets for about 50 years, not that I ever did any work with/on it.

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    • >Jul 06, 2019 ¡ Planck time is a unit of time that is considered to be the smallest time interval that can be measured, or in other words, that can make sense. It is the time it would take for a photon of light traveling at the speed of light over a distance equal to Planck’s Length, that is, the shortest length a photon can travel in this Universe.<

      Shorter than that.

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