#587 – Speedy

When I was a kid and got a new toy I would want to take it with me to bed and play with it as I fell asleep at night. Depending on the toy it’s usually not such a great idea. I woke up a few times with small plastic items embedded in my face. I would peel them off and look in the mirror at the little indentations they left behind. One morning I woke up from a nightmare that I was stabbed in the back. Turns out I was sleeping on a little metal car.


30 thoughts on “#587 – Speedy”

  1. MadDavid says:

    On the other hand, it would make a GREAT alarm clock, if he could just work out the timing details.

  2. Jean says:

    Imagine if you slept through THAT alarm clock… o.0

  3. Torg says:

    Such an alarm clock would really leave you alert when you woke up. You’d wake up fast if you found yourself doing corkscrews above the ground at 500 miles per hour.

  4. Chris says:

    I loved jet packs when I was a kid, I thought it would be so cool to have one and be able to zip around anywhere I wanted. It was how I could be like Superman.

    Of course the reality of jet packs is so pathetic it’s actually kind of sad.

  5. Drakey says:

    Is this the first Biffless Biff?

  6. trevor says:

    No, it’s not.
    Also, I like the idea of jet packs more for higher and longer lasting jumps then just flying.

  7. Micah says:

    No, Drakey, I think there are some. I just can’t think of any. Like…technically 582 is one because all you can see is his arm and hand.

  8. Micah says:

    Then he was invisible in 580. (Sorry for the double post.)

  9. trevor says:

    Also, if there were jet packs, I wonder what would happen if you were holding someone else using their jet pack upside down while you were using yours…

  10. BigJoeMex says:

    Biif looks like he’s headed straight for the moon there!

  11. SEA says:

    I laughed out loud when i saw the caption and picture =D

    Reality: Jetpack would probably burn your legs off XD

  12. PsychoDuck says:

    This one made me chuckle. Ah, jetpacks… If only they were as awesome in real life as they are in the cartoons…

    The Duck Has Spoken.

  13. The Dustin says:

    There is good reason to look into a jet pack, but using high powered fans to move air through instead of fire… Jet Engines, if they have fire shooting out of them, it’s usually a bad thing.

    In addition, the bringing a toy to bed thing, I was apparently violent in my sleep, I would go to bed with the toy, and then sometimes wake up at the sound of the Bang! of my toy hitting the wall when I had thrown it across the room in my sleep… lucky I didn’t break my window, but my teddy bear hit my piggy bank and destroyed it.

  14. RG says:

    I’d really like it if jet packs just gave you powerful periodic bursts of flight. Why this would be good? 1. When jumping up high buildings, you reduce the chance of burning your lower half of (which would be really bad if you’re planning to have children) and hitting any flying objects overhead. 2. You can use it to dash long distances with as little effort as possible. 3. It’s a great way to get a head start from your angry girlfriend. 😀

  15. speearr says:

    But shouldn’t the glass be outside instead of all over the bed? Lol….

  16. Chris says:

    I figured some of the glass would be blown in from the jet exhaust.

  17. Arkus says:

    Technically Biff is in this comic, he’s just REALLY small.

  18. Gato says:

    I apparantly can’t take anything other than stuffed animals to bed. My mom said as a baby she’d put me to bed with a bottle, and a little while after she’d hear a “THUMP” on the floor, I always threw my bottle out of the crib when I was done.

  19. no name says:

    I thought Biff was moving, spiraling, when I first saw this. That would be awesome. Could you do animation for a comic, Chris. Maybe #1000? lol.

  20. Mad Mule says:

    well they have jet packs or rocket packs however you want to call them but they do not stay in the air for very long and they have the exhaust nozzles away from the body on the end of two arm like things

  21. trevor says:

    So real life jet packs are like what I wanted ferom a jet pack?

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  23. MadDavid says:

    Jet packs and rocket packs are two slightly different things that actually exist. Rocket packs provide more thrust, but they only last for a few seconds (maybe thirty, tops) so you can’t go very far with them. And then you have to replace the rockets, which is kinda inconvenient. Jet packs use jet fuel in a jet engine. They last longer, and can be refuled, if you happen to land near a convenient source of jet fuel.
    The army tested both and decided that they really wern’t worth the expense or the risk.

  24. MaskedMan says:

    I simply CANNOT believe that everyone missed this, so far:

    “Biff is fast asleep.”


  25. Colin says:

    lost for count how many times this has happened to me.

  26. The ill mannered M says:

    There was a show on when I was little, something along the lines of Cyber Samurai… I don’t remember much more than a few bits and pieces… but I definitely remember my favorite toy was the ultimate dragon something or other. Staying over a friends house one night, I kept waking up with terrible stabbing pains in my back and sides. I would up crying and and then we’d go wake up her mother to tell her I was hurting. Strangely, these pains were quick to fade each of the three times I ended up getting everyone up.

    In the morning, with the lights on, I discovered it to be the middle portion of the dragon with all it’s fins curled up in the blankets with me. It was a long time before I figured out why nobody else was amused by this.

  27. SaixDecirr says:

    i think iven in THIS one i see his eyebrows

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