#947 – Swat

I’m surprised there isn’t a more standardized layout for remotes yet. It’s frustrating how it takes me a full 30 seconds to find the mute button when I’m at someone else’s house.

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23 thoughts on “#947 – Swat”

  1. LazerWulf says:

    Pest control week?

  2. Kitsune Dzelda says:

    Howd that happen!?!?!?

  3. Shorty says:

    I know what you mean, I’ve programmed several universal remotes over the years, and it still takes me forever just to figure out which button does what.
    Also: ouch

  4. McCoy says:

    It’s worse when they have 2, 3 or more remotes to choose from, all of which you’ve never seen before. And when you think you’ve found the right button and press it, something completely random happens; Like the satellite starting to swivel, the microwave turning on, the cars windshield wipers going off, or the home self destruct sequence activating.

  5. The Dukenator says:

    One universal remote didn’t need to be programmed. It was an RCA brand and there were a tv & vcr that was also the same brand. Pity, it doesn’t support dvd players as it had existed long before those came out.

  6. SilentDragon says:

    is that a super-sized fly swatter? what does he need one setup right above his chair for? Seems a bit overkill, but then again, I haven’t seen the flies that live in his world…

  7. The Dukenator says:

    Along with that, he put a big red button on the wall with a sign stating: Don’t press this button at anytime

  8. MaskMan says:

    Biff must have jurassic flies in his house…

    The mute button is my friend – I always search it out first.

  9. baughbe says:

    Just how big are the flies there?

  10. ZeoViolet says:

    What can I say but “OWWWW….” and “Medic….”?

  11. i.half4 says:

    I remember a deadhead making the same observation about tape decks back in the 80’s. What’s more amazing is they haven’t legally mandated standardized car stereos. Remember when there were just two knobs?

    OK, then. A theme… (Have to go check Monday again)

  12. i.half4 says:

    Oh, right. Spiders. So the ubertheme is a vermin thing. Meanwhile, Hey! What’s the big idea? (This question makes no sense unless you’ve seen the Hitchhiker’s movie version)

    Triviae: Procyon of Canis Minor is the eighth brightest star in the sky.

  13. i.half4 says:

    Biff-Dreams-of-the-revenge-of-the-vermin week?

    What will Biff think of to go around / come around next?

  14. BradSk88 says:

    The remote for my Onkyo receiver has “Muting” instead of Mute and it’s bunched in with the number buttons in the same colour as said buttons.

    Some engineers :I

  15. Micah says:

    It’s spring week.

  16. Random says:

    I wonder why he has that fly swatter in the first place? Pain… much much pain…

  17. no name says:

    is this the unwanted critter week?

  18. 84 says:

    its even worse when the remote is so used the lettering has worn off several of the buttons…

  19. Libramen says:

    I think this is a getting-rid-of-vermin-destructively-using-spring-contraption week.

  20. Archemedes Rex says:

    The remote to my VCR/DVD combo unit has so many buttons that when I look down at it, all I see is the instrument panel of the Concorde.

  21. Space Butler says:

    If ever there was a Biff comic I wished were animated, it would be this one.

  22. Grug says:

    Wow, for the first time in the whole series I actually found myself asking “Why would you have one of those!?”

  23. Daniel says:

    Was just about to say what Kitzune Dezelda did, but for some reason, even though I don’t understand this, I burst out laughing. Maybe it’s the way Biff looks in this?

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