Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Alcoholidays

I like to include a lot of vintage "fad" toys in my strips. Here's one with the thermodynamically powered drinking bird also known as bobble, happy, dippy, dipping, tippy, tipping, sippy, sipping, sippy-dip, dip-dip, dinking, dinky-dinky or dunking birds depending on which part of the planet you live in. It was invented in 1945 by Miles V. Sullivan who was a Ph.D. inventor-scientist at Bell labs in Murray Hill, NJ, USA. I don't know if it would actually work with alcohol as it would be liable to evaporation than water.


Chimpster said...

They can work without water as well.

J. Lemon said...

Thanks for the comment Chimpster.

J. Lemon said...

I got an email about this strip a while ago from some sharp-eyed reader pointing out I forgot to color Eightball's left glove. Well spotted.