Monday, July 16, 2012

Weekly Stats

Check out the Soviet-era phones the missionaries are sporting in today's strip. (I really need to update some of these, don't I?)

Here is today's strip featured on


  1. Phones like that are still in use here in Ukraine.

  2. Don't knock the phones. A few years back, when I was in Austria (during the real Soviet era), most of our apartments had no phones. My first apartment actually had no shower or bath (we had to stand in a wash basin and do a sponge bath, but that is clearly TMI). To contact other missionaries we had a list of phone numbers of local "friendlies"--people who weren't LDS but who lived relatively close (neighbors, for example) who for years had agreed to take a message and run it down the street to the missionaries' apartment.

    BTW, the comic is funny because it is so true.