Pardon My Thingy

nov27 pardon my pronged thingy

Sorry this was late: I still sometimes forget that after hitting the “Schedule this post” button, I then have to hit the “Okay, are you really really sure you want to schedule this post?” button.

On the whole this is a much better template than we used before Comicalypse, but there are some “improvements” I could do without…

12 Comments

  1. Dude, for some reason, had his keys out while doing surgery. Dropped keys in open patient. Now he’s suggested the other doctor pull out anything that vaguely looks like a key and he will determine if it is his key/keys by trying to start his car. I declare this a comics fail:

    -irresponsible to be messing with your keys in the OR
    -don’t be holding them over an incision
    -don’t you even know what your own damn keys look like?
    -you have to try to start your car to determine if it is you key? Seriously don’t you even know what your own damn keys look like?
    -pulling out random stuff could really hurt the patient

    Furthermore, I think this comic is quickly heading to geezer territory. Lots of younger folks may not know that car keys were metal things with teeth. They just think they look like a remote control.

  2. Everything Singapore Bill said. Though to remote control, I would add fat credit card and keychain fob.

    I really don’t get the ones that are like remotes. How are you supposed to put that thing in your pocket?

  3. I’m confused by “pronged thingy.”

    Yes, keys have teeth, but I wouldn’t say they have prongs.

    And for that matter, how many human organs have prongs, anyway?

    That’s what the artist is getting at, right? That keys and human organs can look alike, because they both have prongs?

  4. If your surge on pulls keys out of you, but has to test whether they’re his, just how many sets of keys do you have in you?

  5. “-don’t you even know what your own damn keys look like?”

    That’s the joke. Car keys nowadays don’t look like keys anymore, because they aren’t keys. They’re “key fobs”, instead.

  6. What’s a “pronged thingy” and how does this relate to opening a car at all?

    Clearly this is meant to be a variation of the “surgeon leaves key chain in the patient’s body” cliché

  7. All of our current vehicles have keys of one sort or another. They date from – 1997Astro van, 2011 Chevy Express van/RV, and 2013 Equinox. The Astro has a regular key – and a second one that we cannot remember what it is for, something like a glove compartment, but there is no lock on same. The RV has a key and separate fob. The Equinox has a metal key that pops out of the fob to use to drive.

  8. ” The Astro has a regular key – and a second one that we cannot remember what it is for, something like a glove compartment, but there is no lock on same.”

    I’d suggest that it might be for a locking gas cap, which you’ve never locked and thus never needed a key to UNlock.

  9. James Pollock – good guess, but no, the gas cap does not lock/unlock and neither the door to the cap nor the cap has a lock. We don’t even have this key on our key rings, but it is on the original key ring from the dealer along with the original key to the doors/ignition.

    We had to pull out the original keys last summer as I went to drive the van to park it at a reenactment my key had to and again when I went to open the door and start it again, I had to play with the key. His key did not have the problem and we figured out that I had worn out my key somehow and we needed the original key to make the best copy of a key for me to use as a replacement.

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