#688 – Inversion

I could never program a girl’s number into my speed dial. There would be too much of a chance that her phone would ring before I hung up. If I had to punch in each number individually… slowly… it would give me plenty of time to chicken out before hitting that last number. Of course this was back when the telephone was the main source of communication for these type of things. Now I imagine people typing a message into an IM window and then gently resting their finger on the return key… staring at it… daring themselves to push it. I guess it’s all still buttons.


34 thoughts on “#688 – Inversion”

  1. Tyler says:

    Yeah, it’s exactly like that. And sometimes it’s even worse because there’s usually a ‘buddy typing’ notification on their end, so it’s all like “I don’t wanna….but it’ll be all weird ’cause I was typing for like a minute……aw man….”

  2. Speakerblast says:

    I’d say that that’s definate proof that there are other people in the Biffverse. Also, that is about how I would expect a date with Biff to go.

  3. Foob Johnson says:

    It’s so true. Usually i just press Enter and hope it was a wise decision

  4. Linuxexorcist says:

    aww. poor biff, relationship problems so sorry

  5. Fafnir13 says:

    Problems? I’m not so sure. It might have gone really well…or really poorly, but it’s hard to make a call with only the information present.

  6. Edem says:

    Tyler, that usually leads to questions like “So you really were typing ‘lol’ for 15 minutes?”

  7. joenis says:

    haha, man…thats happened to me before! ^_~ great strip!

  8. bobo says:

    looks like fun was had by some, or why call for another date?

    BTW thank you Chris for all you have put here.

  9. Primera Espada - Ryan says:

    Biff Still has his clothes on…weird…or something.
    Yeah, I’ve been through that on both formats, Chris. I feel ya. I feel ya, brother.

  10. Lisa says:

    @Fafnir13 – I agree. On the one hand he’s hanging upside down from the ceiling, but on the other hand, he still has his shirt on…

  11. Micah says:

    Hmm…unless this is from a movie, my theory that I posted yesterday is shot.

    Is this from a movie, Chris?

  12. Monkeyman says:

    Ok, I have no idea why he’s hanging from the ceiling…lol
    Biff doesn’t seem like the type to try & hang himself after
    a bad date, so yup, totally stumped here…

  13. Micah says:

    Y’know…it’s nice that gravity still has some effect on Biff’s eyebrows.

  14. starseedjenny says:

    Okay…my mind went straight to the gutter here

  15. Jackson says:

    I guess she left him hanging.

    …ba-dum pchshh

  16. MaskedMan says:

    End of a bad date with the Spider Woman from Kiss of the Spider Woman, by chance..?


  17. MaskedMan says:

    Yeah, I know there’s no spider woman in KotSW, but *someone* hung Biff up by his heels, and I don’t think it was Shelob.

  18. Kit-Kun says:

    What happened to put him on the ceiling?

  19. thinkaboutit says:

    @Kit-Kun: thats what i want to know, plus WHO? who is this wonderfully systerious woman in the biffverse that could litterally leave him hanging wanting more? are we going to hear more from her? or is she just going to leave us (and biff) with this singular act left for our minds to ponder?

  20. -JAD- says:

    What happened during the date?

  21. Kurast says:

    Either it was a wild, lucky date…

    Or a wild, horrible date…

  22. -2! says:

    It actually looks like he is hanging by his shirt… and he actually wants a second date O_o

  23. Z2012 Ed says:

    Going on the theme of movies, I’d say that Biff wanted to try out the Spiderman kiss scene, but didn’t think about how to get down afterwards.

  24. ZackDark says:

    I believe there as expression that goes something like: “got him crawling up the walls”
    Somehow a visual interpretation by Biff makes way funnier (as usual).

  25. JamBot says:

    Oh man. My biff books of biff arrived today. Stoked is me.

  26. no name says:

    EXACTLY! That’s what I do. With the IM thing. You really hit the nail on the head there, Chris.

  27. Kenji the Ninja says:

    Two questions: One- who would have wanted to go on a first date with Biff?

  28. Primera Espada - Ryan says:

    Hah! Chris – I just did the whole hesitation thing. My mouse hovered over the “send email” button for a few seconds before I clicked it.
    Also, this though occurred to me. Will Biff’s date have crazy Biff-like hair?

  29. Reg says:

    Ha, I can imagine what Biff’s ad in the paper looking for a date might look like:
    “Tall, pale, bald man of middle age with oversized eyebrows.
    Looking for someone who like long walks on the moon and doesn’t mind being featured in an online comic strip.”

    …my mouse hovered over the Submit Comment button before submitting this…

  30. Mophtran says:

    Biff must tuck his shirt in or something, unless he’s invented a gravity-defying shirt.

    Or one with extra static cling.

  31. Otter says:

    hmm i wonder if his date had hair….

  32. madmule says:

    my thought in this situation i can not reach the phone or i will no demonstrate the famous military manuver favored by the french the head long retreat as soon as i get unstuck

  33. wisp says:

    maybe biff is considering NOT asking for a second date because his back cant take it ~wink wink nudge nudge~

  34. dagbrown says:

    My worst Technology-Impaired Dating Experience was when I shared my phone number with an exceedingly attractive girl and informed her that when she called me, her phone number would show up on my phone.

    As it turns out, when she tried to phone me, that particular service was down, so I didn’t get her phone number. She even left me a voice mail message, “well, since I called you, you have my phone number now. Call me back.”

    I didn’t call her back. I couldn’t call her back. I had no idea what her number was. And she was definitely The One That Got Away.

    The capper was that I met her entirely by chance a couple of years later–and of course she completely didn’t believe me that mere technology had, through its fallible nature, doomed our possibly-promising relationship. She (naturally) figured that since I never called her back, I wasn’t interested.

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