I swear I have a friend who’s done that before.
No you dont, you have a black hole, who used to be a friend, that’s done that before.
Hey, been reading through since I saw your ads on VGcats and BnG. I must say that Biff has become a hit with me immeadiatly and I think that this is a favorite. I like rubber band balls and black holes, in different respects of course, but I would also like to point out that in the 70′s, scientists accedentaly created a miniature black hole of a negligable gravity well. They’re pretty sure that it won’t collide with the earth and suck it up.
They’re pretty sure….
Thanks Harlequin, I’ll think of you as we’re all pulled into the inky blackness.
I’ve got a Rubber Band Ball the size of a Basketball, I can friggin’ break bones with it.
akwardly, whilst reading this comic the titanic song came on (im flying jack) on the telly in the living room…
And biff destroys the planet once more.
More giant explosions! YAY!
biff matches what i’m wearing right now!
You say the creation of the small black hole was an accident but now we can actually create them at will.
why is the black hole yellow?
apathetic: Why not? And, given your name, why do you cere? O.o;
Actually, a black hole that small would evaporate instantly due to the Hawking radiation, effectively destroying it (and the rubber bands it contained).
Oh, by the way, the radiation will also roast Biff. I just wish I could say it’s the first time….
The yellow is light being sucked into the blackness.
What is it with Biff and warping gravitational fields?
The source of sideways gravity perhaps?
New fan here! I’ve seen the banners on Fanboys all the time, and finally decided to click one. Now I’ve “read” about 100 of them, and I’m hooked. The humor ranges from being innocent and oddly nostalgic to just plum silly. Excellent work, Chris.
What does gravity have against poor Biff, anyway?
That thing about scientists creating a black hole isn’t true!
Hoboapple, please tell me you’re joking. You didn’t seriously think harlequin was being serious.
The yellow light marks the event horizon *wise nod* I’m more curious as to the apparently random screw…
It actually *is* possible to generate a miniature black hole, given a powerful enough supercollider. However, as was noted above, such an infintesmally small black hole will be basurdly unstable and explode in a blast of high-yield radiation pretty much instantly.
“Fireballs” that looks suspiciously like such quantum black holes going off have been observed, in fact.
Hopefully we won’t find a key to switching the universe to a lower-energy state in the process of all this. That’d suck, even if it’d be over before anyone was even aware of it.
Wouldn’t it have to be a neutron star first?
Don’t no why I decided to mark here, but I started out from a link at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. And I have to say, I rather like this Biff guy.
Elkian, the death of a large star is an either/or thing. It either becomes a neutron star or, if it is massive enough, it turns into a black hole. Neutron stars don’t become black holes.
I need a life.
Sean: Greetings. I have always wondered who the other SMBC fan was.
I was originally going to just say “Don’t you hate it when that happens?”, but it would be dumb now.
Torg, I shall say it for you. Don’t you just hate it when that happens? Anyway, that must have been a super massive rubber band ball. Was he trying for a new world record?
Evil mad scientists only wish they could plan what Biff does by accident.
this comic reminds me of David Brin’s book Earth. Sean and Torg, I like Smbc, too!
Just reading the coments here, all I can think of is the Large Hadron Collider…
There’s a reason there haven’t been any new biggest rubber band balls! They reach a point where their combined mass causes them to collapse, increasing their density and their gravity geometrically. Until, suddenly, they collapse into a small black hole and explode, killing everything nearby. That’s what happened in San Francisco back in 1902! They just covered it up by saying it was an earthquake!
Words fail me. You’re a comic genius Mr. Hallbeck.
Remember, Biff is an inventor. These were high-gravity rubber bands that he had invented for the purpose of shooting at his opponents. Not only would his opponent get hit with the rubber band, but also all the objects along its path that had been caught in its gravitational field. Biff just made the mistake (?) of making a rubber band ball out of these rubber bands.
@Chris: The inside of a black hole is anything but black, in passing the event horizon, (if you were still alive, maybe you fell into a super-massive black hole) you would se a huge flash of light from the photons failing to escape
Yikes make one blackhole joke and everyone goes science on you
alternate Biff creates white hole that connects with Biff black hole from a rubber band ball
It’s nice to see there are not just idiots on the web (although, there seem to be a lot of them…) Always wanted my own mini-supercollider….if only because I have waaaay too much time on my hands :/ Only problems is, even though you only need a small amount of gold to smash together in this collider, I am not paying outrageous prices for yellow dirt that people think “looks good”.
Okay, I now regret that I don’t know the words to the song “Rubberband Man”.
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