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. 2303   2009-05-17   >

Comic #2303

1 Boy: Mr Newton, Mr Newton! The queen wants to give you a knighthood!
2 Isaac Newton: Well, finally some just reward for all the hard work I've done, inventing scientific principles and new branches of mathematics.
3 Isaac Newton: It will be good for my name to forevermore be associated with my greatest achievements.
4 Boy: She says those little pastries with fig in them were delightful!

First (1) | Previous (2302) | Next (2304) || Latest Rerun (2573) | Latest New (5175)
First 5 | Previous 5 | Next 5 | Latest 5
Scientific Revolution 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

It says something interesting about the modern world that I can very easily make a joke that is easier to understand for people of a foreign culture than to people of my own culture.

The only reason I know about Fig Newtons at all is because of imported American TV shows. They don't exist here in Australia, and I've never seen one, let alone eaten one.

Yet I can come up with a comic like this, off the top of my head. Just stop for a minute and think about what that means about society and culture today.

2022-05-28 Rerun commentary: Checking now what Fig Newtons look like (I actually had no idea until a few minutes ago), it seems that we do have a roughly similar sort of biscuit here in Australia: Arnott's Spicy Fruit Roll. Although reading the ingredients list, there are no figs in it - the fruit filling is sultanas, currants, raisins, and mixed peel.

I actually had to search for the name as I didn't remember what the official name was - nearly everyone calls them "fruity pillows". At least in my experience.

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.