#842 – Mach

Seeing shoes or other items that I wore as a baby is always interesting in a detached sort of way. What’s crazy is when something survives that I have real memories of wearing. I still have my cub-scout uniform for example. It’s hilariously small but I can remember getting it out of the closet and putting it on. It’s strange to hold tactile evidence from when I was just a kid.


28 thoughts on “#842 – Mach”

  1. speakerblast says:

    do those shoes have suction cups AND rockets!?

  2. reynard61 says:

    Heck, I’ve still got a model airplane that I built 25-or-so years ago. Compared to my more recent work it’s quite primitive, but I’m still rather proud of it.

  3. Osa says:

    If those were Biff’s first shoes I would guess that Biff’s parents are the why he is the way he is Today

  4. Shelly says:

    No wonder Biff turned out the way he did. We can now officially blame his parents!

  5. mtb says:

    Can you imagine bronzing your shoes? I suppose that is to prevent moths….

    Better than mothballs at it even.

  6. Jeanette says:

    Man, finding my old Girl Scout vest in the closet was weird. It was really small.

  7. MaskedMan says:

    Yup. “Things found in the basement.” Or, just maybe, “Trip down mommory lane.”

    It’s in Biff’s genes… It isn’t just the shoes, but the mindset that created the shoes. His parents were Biff-tastic before Biff ever was.

  8. MaskedMan says:

    Ergh. ‘Memory lane.’ Can’t speel before I get my coffee. 😛

  9. Assile says:

    Hi Chris, I’ve finally gotten to the last comic. I think it took me over a half a year xD
    That’s a record for slowest ever!
    It has a strange reason though 😛 I love you’re comic and have taken all the time to read them all very carefully.
    Hope to see way more of Biff and his painfull powertools, inventions, bodyparts etc.

  10. Chris says:

    @Assile – Congrats!

  11. brassaw says:

    I wore baggy clothes as a little kid (mostly due to hand-me-downs), and my mom’s a pack-rat. So when she decided to finally go through all the boxes of old clothes, I received a bunch of awesome t-shirts from my childhood that still fit, including a legendary wolf shirt!

  12. Micah says:

    Do they have “ACME” stamped somewhere on them?

  13. caffiend says:

    Have to admit finding a T-Shirt from when i was in first grade. It was one of those that had all the names of the teachers and students on it. Looking at it just weirds me out since it’s so TINY.

  14. sco3tt says:

    One of the few things that survived since my childhood is a small gold medal that I won in a swimming meet when I was in elementary school. My parents were so proud that they had it bronzed.

  15. ali says:

    finn went to his first cub scout meeting last night. he is so pumped.

  16. Mike says:

    I still have this shirt from when I was in PreK-4. Gosh, it’s hard to believe I was even that small at one point.

    But on Biff, I wonder which parent bought him those shoes, let alone decided to bronze them: His mom or his dad?

  17. baughbe says:

    I wonder if they were bronzed before they put them on him. You know, to save on the wear and tear.

  18. dartigen says:

    Strangely, I have no clothes, but I’m clinging to a bracelet I found in a pet shop when I was 6. Someone had dropped it on the floor and…well, y’know, finder’s keepers.

    Still manages to fit around my wrist too.

  19. Amy says:

    I created a whole series of “Dino-World” stories when I was in elementary school. I always drew myself wearing the same green and blue sweater. I recently found it again while going through some old clothes. Naturally, I had to dig out the books and read them all again with THE sweater on display. 😀

  20. Tetsudai says:

    Biff must have had a very exciting childhood.

  21. MaskedMan says:

    I just had a horrible thought… Maybe those aren’t Biff’s shoes… Maybe there’s a Biff, Jr. running around out there somewhere!

  22. Croc says:

    Oh dear… that would also mean there’s a bunch of crazy antics we’re missing, though…

  23. Asbduhas says:

    Ooooh. It’s “old crap you find in your basement” week!

  24. r0b3rt says:

    “A shame”!? I wish the loudness could be preserved somewhere in an unknown basement as soon as the babies learn to make it…actually, sometimes I wish that you could preserve the babies in little jars as well…

  25. Drakey says:

    @MaskedMan: It could’ve been worse. You could have said “mammory lane”.

  26. Hershey says:

    I never remember anything from my younger years unless I sit, and think, and think. Its just hard to remember.
    I found a notebook with pictures of a girl weaing an egg hat, and remembered the imagination worlds my little brother and I hate. We’d think if we sat down with our eyes closed, we could see these worlds which we owned, and should tell each other what was going on. I stopped seeing my little world at eight or nine, but missed it dearly :C

  27. Radical Edward says:

    I have a plush cow that, when squeezed, let out a moo. It was one of the remaining things from my infancy. Of course, my parents remember when I was little and I said “I wanna ride a cow.”

  28. YukiSnowflake says:

    Why is everyone questioning the bronzing of the shoes? It’s a tradition in Biffworld. Oh, wait…. you don’t live here, do you?
    Anyway, bronzing things is a way of showing how valuble they are.

    Totally Unrelated Part:
    This tradition reminds me of what I read in the booklet for Croc: Legend of the Gobbos (*ps1*)
    Apparently, every year, a kitchen utensil is named, and it is called lucky to stick said appliance of the year down your pants. According to the book, they started to stop believing this during the year of the electric can opener.

    Random Moment Over.

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