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August 13, 2007

A Strange Brew “Lost Tomb” Motif Today, Apparently

Filed under: Bill Bickel, camera, CIDU, comic strips, comics, film, humor, Strange Brew, tombs — Cidu Bill @ 12:01 am



  1. Before the advent of digital photography, anyone who had a camera had undeveloped film. It was a rule. Often that undeveloped film stayed undeveloped for YEARS. When Egyptians were buried they would be buried with things they would need for the afterlife. In this case the Egyptian prince was buried with his undeveloped film to take with him and have developed in his next life.

    It could also be a comment comment on how old and obsolete film technology has become.

    Though I don’t think cameras were around during the rein of Cheops — though that surely would answer the question of how the pyramids were built.

    Comment by Nicole — August 13, 2007 @ 8:46 am

  2. Nicole, are you suggesting that the pyramids are built out of cameras?

    Comment by brien — August 13, 2007 @ 11:09 am

  3. In most Raiders/Mummy/whatever situations like this, the local assistant would be warning the visiting professor that the pot is cursed, poisoned, or otherwise deadly, not that it is stale…

    Comment by ted — August 13, 2007 @ 4:09 pm

  4. Oops – that last comment was meant for the previous cartoon…

    Comment by ted — August 13, 2007 @ 4:10 pm

  5. My experience at least is that there was always one unfinished roll of film left in the camera. But, generally, when a roll was finished, you’d take it to be developed. That’s why I don’t understand the reference to “all” his undeveloped film.

    Comment by hia — August 14, 2007 @ 12:48 am

  6. hia — some people procrastinated and didn’t necessarily take film in to be developed right away, sometimes waiting until we, er I mean *they*, had 2 or 3 (or 5) rolls that needed to be developed.

    Of course by that time, one had forgotten what was on the rolls….

    Comment by Michele — August 20, 2007 @ 11:48 am

  7. This joke wasn’t too difficult to grasp. People never developed their camera film and still don’t. Thanks to digital photography, we can just pop in our SD cards into a machine somewhere and chose the pics we want to print.

    Comment by trademark registration — December 8, 2007 @ 7:35 pm

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