I don’t think “much” means what you think it means

(From "Fantastic Comics" number 16, 1941.)

14 Responses to I don’t think “much” means what you think it means

  1. Avatar Gero says:

    “We’re only a few yards behind them! We should be passing them in about 8 hours at this rate!”

  2. Avatar Oquies says:

    Oh, snap we have a max speed of 450 mph and they have a max speed of 450.5 mph and we only have 2 more hours of travel time left before we get there!

  3. Avatar McKnight57 says:

    Thank you for the Princess Bride near-quote. “i do not think that word means what you think it means.”

  4. Avatar Frankie says:

    I guess in 1941 they didn’t quite have a grasp on the concepts of time and velocity.

  5. Avatar punkjay says:

    Unless they reach ludicris speed!!!

  6. Avatar EnderX says:

    @Frankie:
    Either that, or they had some kind of perspective issues. After all, if that ship they’re chasing were, say, 2-3 orders of magnitude larger than it looks, it might be far enough away for that time constraint.

  7. Avatar Myro says:

    I could almost imagine this being Monty Python-esque:

    “Our ship is much faster than theirs! We’ll catch up with them in q few hours!”
    “Seconds, sir.”
    “What was that, pilot?”
    “We’ll catch up with them in a few seconds, sir. You said hours.”
    “I know what I said.”
    “Sir, I’m on their tail now.”
    “Then throttle back, man! We’re not due to intercept them for two hours and fifty-nine minutes!”

  8. Avatar Laridian says:

    Maybe that ship in front isn’t the ship they’re chasing. Maybe it’s just a common model and color.

  9. Avatar TOOL says:

    They could just open the window and throw rocks at them, their only like 5 feet away LOL

  10. ams ams says:

    …or until they run out of gas, whichever comes first!

  11. Avatar Trekkie says:

    Myro- I can almost imagine two of the Pythons doing that as a sketch! (I’m thinking John Cleese and Eric Idle).

  12. Avatar Gero says:

    @Punkjay 5: Greatest. Movie. Ever.

  13. Avatar knight1192a says:

    Ok, either that ship is several miles in size so that it’s so far ahead but doesn’t really look it or it’s about the same size as the chasing ship and is only a couple dozen or so yards ahead. I’m betting the latter, which means the faster ship is faster by what, a sixteenth of a mile?

  14. Avatar punkjay says:

    @ Gero: (12) Yeah i’m glad someone got the reference.