#349 – Map

It’s cool what you can do when you know when the satellite is coming. The Firefox crop circle is one of my favorites. What would you do in your yard or neighborhood if you knew when the next time the camera is going to be over your head?


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  1. Sleepingorange says:

    This is one of my new favoites! I really like strips like this; they’ve got character.

  2. NDDR says:

    make a help sign out of the bed sheets.

  3. Delegate says:

    Google Earth, a new form of advertising.

    I’m betting the ’08 elections will pour a good chunk of money into this new advertising tool.

    “Vote for Chuck Goodrick, his ideas pop up everywhere”

    Farmers would be the new upper class, no Texas Tea required.

  4. Seraphine says:

    I hope the mapping satellite doesn’t
    get tangled in Biff’s eyebrows!

  5. Radical Edward says:

    I try my best to look adorable whenever satellites pass by. Although the last time that happened, I had bright pink hair.

  6. Dr. Doom says:

    I’m not sure anyone remembers, but there were people getting photographed laying naked on their roofs. Got google earth in big trouble.

  7. MarcusDranz says:

    I take my idea from Foxtrot, but his comic isn’t really all that good, so screw ‘im.


  8. geeklord says:

    Something like this happened to me once.
    I was looking on google earth, and I saw myself walking around outside.
    I couldn’t do anything but sit there and contemplate the profoundness of it.

  9. Paul says:

    Hah, he’s looking spiffy!

  10. Gobbledegook says:

    How can you find out when the satellite is overhead? Is there a website with the info?

    Biff looks good today! Is he going to do anything with his eyebrows? A little hair gel would make for a memorable satellite image.

  11. kenshin620 says:

    maybe he has to look good because his eyebrows can be seen from space!

  12. Wannabeelf says:

    I don’t know about doing anything special, but I like the fact that you can see the oil stain on my BF’s Parents Drive way from space. Well, at least I can ’cause I know where to look.

  13. steam punk says:

    I’d hold a sign with the cliched “HI MOM” on it and a big smile on my face.

  14. MOD says:

    i would probably get all my friends and relatives in my back gerden/yard, wih different colous shirts on (probably red and white) and have them all spell “LOOK HERE”

    that would be so cool 🙂

  15. It'sa The Cheat says:

    I’d try to shoot a model rocket right when it was passing by, then go see if I could see it on the interblags.

  16. Teela says:

    Put Christmas lights on the roof a la “Calvin and Hobbes.”

  17. Mithras says:

    Fireworks. A non-stop hour long Fireworks display during the time it’s passing my area. That’d be awesome.

    Woah! Crazy perspective in the background there with the towels…
    Looking at the picture it looks nice, kinda pops out, but when you look directly at the towel racks…what’s with those bars? o_O

    I can’t stop looking…

  18. Bunnyman says:

    I’d moon it.

  19. JezMM says:

    How coincidental; just recently I started using Google Earth to find my way around the new place I live in.

    I’d love to find out when the satellite comes round – it must be due where I used to live actually, judging by how my old college looked on it (i.e. nothing like it does now) it can only mean the photos they have for that area are over 2 years old.

  20. Sarkreth says:

    I would shoot it down!!! Darn government aint gonna activate that chip in my head if I got anything to say about it!!!!!

  21. Yakboy says:

    Write my name in big letters on my street so that i would be famous!

  22. Unigirl says:

    I acctually saw a satelite passing over my house yesterday! Looked almost like a plane, but without the blinking. Or a moving star. Or something like that.

  23. Dan says:

    I decided to use Google Earth to find my house. It’s weird seeing your house from space and knowing that any random stranger can see it too. It’s funny in my case because it’s wrong about where I live. If you type in my address you actually get a house down the street from me.

    Big Brother is watching, and just like my big brother he can’t do anything right.

  24. Trevor says:

    I’d put the name of my favorite website in rocks, or maybe, nope, no easter eggs here, go away and find a nude sunbather instead.
    Then again, I don’t have enough time/space/rocks/permission for that.

  25. Dan says:

    So your plan for the evening is to use Google Earth in the hope of finding a picture of a nude sunbather. If you’re very very lucky, you will find a low resolution picture of a naked person.

    Little known fact, the internet also many high resolution pictures of naked people. Try and look some time.

  26. dragonbrad says:

    nce my friend took his laptop outsied when the sattleite was over him and he saw himself

  27. Cronyne says:

    Hah, the towels had a paradox.

    The towel in the back is overlapping the front one without turning or curving at all.

  28. Chris says:

    Cronyne, the top one sticks out farther from the wall.

  29. Chris says:

    Cronyne, yes I know what you were talking about, read my explanation again.

  30. dan says:

    It is a little odd even still. My assumption is that Biff’s wall is tilted. I mean, clearly the top rack is in front of the bottom one, but both seem to stick just as far from the wall. The architecture of Biff’s house has always been strange, would it surprise anybody if Biff’s walls were slanted?

  31. trevor says:

    I guess biff couldn’t afford to move into a house that’s not on a hill.

  32. Darkr0nin says:

    Huh, when exactly does it pass over the East coast of America? I wanna do something goofy. 😛

  33. Andrew P says:

    Woohoo! Finally caught up on the Biffation! Bifftacular I say, Bifftacular!

  34. Bullfrogg says:

    Living here in Lebnon county, I’d I’d put something like “Why you reading this arsehole?” in a local farm field.

  35. Mike says:

    I actually managed to get myself and a bunch of friends to lay down so that we made the word “HI” in our street a few years back. It was on google maps for a short while, and we thought it was pretty cool. Nothing like a friendly satellite image, eh?

  36. Joanassie says:

    How does one go about finding a satellite’s position above the earth?

  37. Mike says:

    Here’s a program that lets you track the satellites:


  38. KZero says:

    I think I’d bleach a silhouette or two of some of my favorite webcomic characters in my lawn along with the web-adresses. Probably Slick and Monique from Sinfest (.net) and maybe Spiky from Spiky Haired Dragon Worthless Knight (linked) since they have T-Shirts and stuff with silhouette versions of those characters. Oh… umm… and of course Biff! I’m sure doing a Biff silhouette wouldn’t be that hard and it is how I got the idea after all.

  39. Siah says:

    I get realy really paranoid, and slightly creeped out by the fact that there are cameras everywhere watching, recording, studing, everything we do, and say. And knowing that they’re in space doesn’t help much.

  40. Siah: Build an anti-satellite missile system in your backyard?

    I’m surprised that people haven’t done similar things in the desert outside Phoenix (there’s *a lot* of desert out there) but it’d be more difficult than cutting a crop circle. I’d like to do something like this, but I don’t own nearly enough property. What would be even better than predicting the mapping satellites would be predicting where and when the Street View vans would be passing by.

  41. Pom Rania says:

    I know that I wanted to write things on the top of my university building (small campus) so I’d know when the picture was taken. Maybe I’ll be able to persuade John to help me with that next year.

  42. Envi says:

    i’d burn a picture of biff into the feild near my house! lol either that or get a big sign that says “Envi was here”

  43. LadyLuck1337 says:

    In the picture of my street you can see me walking my dog down the street in the park.

  44. cam says:

    protend to be setting up a nukes

  45. TSMP says:

    I’d just go for the old “Kilroy was here” bit, myself.

    Though it might be fun to set up a fake UFO in my backyard, just to see what people would say..

  46. allman says:

    @paul No he’s looking Biffy

  47. Alice Love says:

    I would pull a Foxtrot comic and write STOP SPYING ON ME on my roof =D

  48. Twigs says:

    He should break out the 70’s suit again!

  49. Kyle says:

    Chris, now knowing your mailing address from the books I will now google your house, kust like I google my friends house

  50. Kyle says:

    And after i posted that i tried it, Chris any hints? please?

  51. YukiSnowflake says:

    …You know what I’d do?
    I would get all my friends together (So thats me, my pet dust bunny and my photo of biff, if you were wondering) and we’d all have a party, and we’d have banners saying “We will miss you, personal privacy”

    Or, I would get a big piece of cardboard and write BIFF RULES in the middle and get people to sign it.

    And, BTW, Biff is my best friend, I bet you didn’t know that!
    We were created in the same science lab!
    (Thats why we are allowed really high-tech stuff, like shrinking rays)

  52. SurveySays says:

    and now everyone that reads the comments is going to log off and try this…

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