Sunday comic strip makes fun of smartphones and weather apps

Sunday comic strip makes fun of smartphones and weather apps
If you run through the comic strips every day like many do, you might have run across a comic called "Pearls Before Swine," which usually has a wry look at the world. Sunday's comic took a potshot at smartphones. More precisely, the joke is on smartphone users in general and those who rely on weather apps specifically.

There are a ton of weather apps available for all three major platforms, and each one probably says that their forecast is the most accurate. And just because anyone can stick their head out of the window to see what's going on outside, it doesn't mean that weather apps aren't useful or helpful. After all, they do forecast the weather as long as 14 days in advance. Just keep in mind that the longer the forecast, the less accurate it probably will be.

Some of the companies offering such apps, such as AccuWeather, have been around for a long time. That firm makes oodles of money selling forecasts to commodity traders who need to know if a drought is going to send coffee futures rocketing higher.

If you need to guffaw or chuckle, check out the comic strip below. It will also cheer up those who are feeling under the (ahem) weather.


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source: GoComics

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5 Comments

1. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

That joke is so old...

2. aldridhl

Posts: 76; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

slow day for news, eh?

3. Alan01

Posts: 615; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Nah. We've mentioned the funny pages before when smartphones were involved in the plot! Check this out! http://www.phonearena.com/news/Motorola-DROID-makes-it-to-the-Sunday-comics-page_id20231 Regards, Alan F.

4. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I would have been a good joke like 5 years ago... when smartphones ware really slow and took a hell of a time to download anything. But nowadays that joke feels just old.

5. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Not the freshest material (minus the second and third panels), but still amusing. Pearls Before Swine is pretty good, and they had Calvin & Hobbes' Bill Watterson do a few strips some time ago.

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