Comic 278

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Steve searches imaginary Google.

Link: Comic 278

Translations: Finnish, French, Polish, Danish, Italian

Title: Google of the mind

Date: May 8, 2007

Summary: Steve surfs the imaginary Internet.

Cast: Beaver, Steve

Onomatopoeias used: "CLICKY!"

"Fin" style:

Number of panels: 9


Panel 1

Steve: "Can I use the computer Beaver?"
Beaver: "Not now Steve, I'm doing some very important work."
Steve: "But I need to go on the Internet! To surf!"

Panel 2

Beaver: "But Steve, you're already connected to an even better sort of Internet..."
Steve: "I...I am??"

Panel 3

Beaver: "The Internet of your IMAGINATION!"
Steve: "Oh."

Panel 4

Steve: "Well, I guess it's worth a try..."
Beaver is looking at a "Rate My Casserole" website.
Beaver: "Ooh that one's a 4!"

Panel 5

Steve: "Nng!"
A thought bubble with "imaginary Google" pops out of Steve's head.

Panel 6

Steve imagines "steve" is typed out in the search field and the imaginary mouse cursor CLICKY!s on the imaginary "I feel lucky" button.

Panel 7

Steve's thought bubble shows "loading..."
Steve: "Stupid slow imaginary dial-up..."

Panel 8

Steve's thought bubble shows "Latest News: Steve is the COOLEST / it's official!"
Steve: "Great Scott! The No. 1 result in Google is an article about how cool I am! This is the proudest moment of my entire life!"

Panel 9

Steve's thought bubble shows "" over the picture of a monkey smoking a pipe.
Steve: "Imaginary Internet you are the best!"

Fun Facts

  • Beaver pushed the computer mouse off the side of the desk between the third and fourth frames.

Creator's note: That stupid mouse is always getting in the way. I usually throw it on the floor myself between panels 3 and 4.

  • James had to ask his girlfriend what the colors of Google were.

Creator's note: she is a 'hot tamale'

  • Both Beaver and Steve are either right-handed or ambidextrous. Beaver can type with six fingers total (and not "pecking" at the keyboard, one finger at a time).

Creator's note: lefties are not to be trusted.

  • Beaver and Steve share a computer.

Creator's note: Steve has his own computer, but it is full of jam.

Creator's note: It was registered by a reader after I made the comic. Diabolical!
Someone else's note: Man, this is all over again!

  • Beaver and Steve live in the United States, since has a UK under Google, whereas the US Google site has no such addition.

Creator's note: FALSE: Beaver and Steve live in New Malden. The 'UK' did not appear because it is imaginary google, which has the word 'imaginary' above the word 'google' instead.

  • The caret is improperly shown in the search field. The caret is only sideways in a DOS prompt; in Windows the caret is shown as an I-beam.

Creator's note: imaginary internet has a horizontal caret. Because it is imaginary.


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