Irregular Webcomic!

Archive     Blog     Cast     Forum     RSS     Books!     Poll Results     About     Search     Fan Art     Podcast     More Stuff     Random     Support on Patreon
New comics Mon-Fri; reruns Sat-Sun
<   No. 1939   2008-05-18   >

Comic #1939

1 Quarantine Officer: Right. We've rounded up 14 red-bellied red snakes, 6 black-bellied black snakes, and 9 green-all-over snakes.
2 Steve: What about the two giant Peruvian mountain anacondas?
3 Quarantine Officer: Don't be ridiculous. There's no such snake.
4 Aircraft Technician 1: Does this look like bite marks on this engine?
4 Aircraft Technician 2: Don't be ridiculous. Nothing has a bite that big.

First (1) | Previous (1938) | Next (1940) || Latest Rerun (2606) | Latest New (5235)
First 5 | Previous 5 | Next 5 | Latest 5
Steve and Terry theme: First | Previous | Next | Latest || First 5 | Previous 5 | Next 5 | Latest 5
This strip's permanent URL:
Annotations off: turn on
Annotations on: turn off

Lego vehicles tend to be scaled strangely compared to the Lego minifigures. Of course the reason is that, to accurate scale, a four-engined jet airliner such as the one shown here would end up approximately 1.7 metres long, with a wingspan 1.45 metres long. This actual plane model is a much more handleable 0.53m long by 0.42m wide, or slightly less than a third of the true scale size.

The effect of this is obvious with the jet engines, which are not much bigger than a human here, but are considerably bigger in real life.

I'm amused though by the idea of a jet engine mechanic lying on his back to work on the engine.

Apropos of nothing else than a tenuous link to the relative sizes of things, and the fact that I just stumbled across this website while halfway through writing this annotation, this is actually a very cool site for visualising large numbers.

2019-02-24 Rerun commentary: The original link above seems to have been taken over by some sort of advertising spam site, so I've replaced it with a new link which seems to have a mirror of the original site. It's the Mega-Penny Project, in case the new link ever goes bad as well, and you want to look it up yourself.

And on the comic: It seems they've neglected to raise the jet up on a jack so they can truly get underneath the engines.

LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO Group of companies, which does not sponsor, authorise, or endorse this site.
This material is presented in accordance with the LEGO® Fair Play Guidelines.

My comics: Irregular Webcomic! | Darths & Droids | Eavesdropper | Planet of Hats | The Dinosaur Whiteboard | mezzacotta
My blogs: (daily updates) | 100 Proofs that the Earth is a Globe (science!) | Carpe DMM (long form posts) | Snot Block & Roll (food reviews)
More comics I host: The Prisoner of Monty Hall | Lightning Made of Owls | Square Root of Minus Garfield | iToons | Comments on a Postcard | Awkward Fumbles
© 2002-2024 Creative Commons License
This work is copyright and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International Licence by David Morgan-Mar.