#441 – Beam

There was a period of time where it seemed that every movie or school assembly or concert I went to had some jerk with a laser pointer being a jerk. Fortunately it has been awhile since the last time I have seen that happen. Now I mostly see them used to torture cats and dogs.

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34 thoughts on “#441 – Beam”

  1. PsychoDuck says:

    I love laser pointers. A pity all the ones I ever had broke…

    The Duck Has Spoken.

  2. trueblaze says:

    I have a lazer pointer key chain and when ever the chain rattles my cat comes running over thinking we’re going to play.

    I teased my cat with a lazer pointer for half an hour once. She then spent the next three days looking for it.

  3. Seraphine says:

    I gave a friend a laser pointer
    once. He gave me a blank look.

  4. Julian says:

    Ha, my sisters cat loves the laser pointer…Sadly she knows where the laser comes from and looks up at it and I’m afraid she is going to blind herself and get the laser in the eye >

  5. AD says:

    I don’t know about torture. My cats all love to play with the bright red dot, chasing it around the living room. Only problem is the rare times they run into each other.

  6. RFPT says:

    they should have a fine mist in the cinema, so it would highlight the path to the jerk.

  7. Jake says:

    Laser pointers always made school fun, trick was to bounce it off somethng like a mirror or window into the targets eyes, that way they get all disorientated about which direction it came from 😛

    Silly Biff.

  8. Micah says:

    I would’ve thought that the small metal cylinder in his hand would’ve been a dead giveaway, but this is Biff we’re talking about.

    Aww…Biff goes to the movies alone?

  9. Wannabeelf says:

    there were jerks doing that when laser pointers were new. now they’re not new anymore, so they’re not novel, so it’s no longer fun to be a jerk with them. there should be no more jerks until some new novel device that has the ability to annoy people comes out and becomes popular.

  10. Plankster says:

    Sometimes, those jerks with laser pointers are merely sound techs like me trying to aim the projector remote properly. But most of the time, it’s just plain jerks.

  11. RFPT says:

    @Micah: there’s nobody else in his world. either that, or everybody fears him too much to be seen in the same rectangle as him.

  12. MaskedMan says:

    Silly Biff!
    Laser pointers are for cats, not theaters.

    My cats go insane for the red dots, not so much the green dot lasers.

  13. FriskyF says:

    Ya know….I’ve gone to a theater with a freind before to watch a movei, and started ranting to him about what jerkheads people could be because some one was doing that….Turned out it was my freind and I had to pay for my own ticket after that. XD

  14. ghostmaiden says:

    Me thinks that Biff needs to get himself a girl.

  15. Ben says:

    I saw a laser pointer powerful enough to catch stuff on fire… I want it sooo bad

  16. R.A. says:

    I had a teacher once who used a laser pointer to point at things on his slides and stuff. Then one day half the class brought in laser pointers to annoy him. He was actually pretty good natured about it. This guy also ate a live cicada for us in class the year we had the 17 year cicadas buzzing about, so I question his sanity.

    @ghostmaiden – She’d have to be one seriously dedicated girl, to put up with all the stuff that goes wrong around Biff.

  17. MOD says:

    speaking of torturing cats and dogs (unintentionlly!) i once made my dog flatten his face against one of those glass doors, by reflecting a ray of light to the other side of the door by using a mirror. it was so funny, but also i felt guilty 🙁

  18. speearr says:

    There was once a guy in a presentation who kept pressing the wrong button on his laser pointer, but didn’t realise it even though he could clearly see that there was NO red dot on his slides. He kept on with it, though. Acting. Heh.

  19. Kzau says:

    @R. A. Maybe someone who is just as zaney as Biff? Liff, perhaps?

  20. My cats love chasing the dot created by laser pointers. Madness does happen in my house once a laser pointer is on the premises.

  21. Tuesday says:

    My sister has a laser pointer that seems to be made for cats. one of the pointer images is of a mouse. One time the cats realized that the light was coming from the thing in my hand and tried to get it from me. They forgot it by next time.

    Also, the aquarium in Boston has a laser-pointer type thing that’s white and shaped like a fish. It’s there so you can make the penguins chase it. I always thought that was awesome, but kinda cruel.

  22. steve-o says:

    My cat knows where the laser comes from, but he doesn’t know exactly what the pointer is, so if I can just get a pen or marker that’s about the right color and size he immediately starts jerking his head around looking for the dot.

  23. Amake says:

    I just realized how lucky they were when I was on a school trip to London. I was 18, had just got my first laser pointer, was enchanted with the wild feeling of freedom and irresponsibility that accompanies travels abroad, and I was enormously unimpressed by the Rocky Horror Show we had to endure, but I still kept the laser pointer turned off.

  24. Cari says:

    Torture? My cat loves the laser dot. It’s especially fun to watch her try to climb the walls to get it.

    The fish in my brother’s aquarium follow it too.

  25. Shana says:

    I only use laser pointers for one thing- playing “Catch the tiny red fairy!” With the cats. They love it~

  26. Alice Love says:

    That’s me with spitwads.

  27. Zimmeh says:

    Heh, for a second I thought the caption read “Suddenly the jerk with the laser was pointing at him”

  28. Zach Light says:

    hehehe….wish I had one, never had one before.

  29. BrainpanSonata says:

    Nothing like cats and laser pointers… good times.

  30. SurveySays says:

    my cat thinks the red dot is going to eat her. she doesn’t recognize the pointer itself but when that red dot magically appears she hides and gets really confused when her brother tries to eat it.

  31. Dorten says:

    Every cat loves it! But almost all of them know where the dot is coming from. They still hunt it, though.

    One of my cats didn’t know the secret and tried to eat the dot. If you turned the light off right at the moment of her jaws closing, she would chew the air for a couple of seconds.

  32. Tech says:

    laser pointers are awesome cat towys.

  33. Arcan says:

    I’ve never owned a laser pointer, I would like one though. And now, for no real reason, the origin of the word ‘laser’
    Lightwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.

    Yes, I am a nerd.

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