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A change for the bettor (and worse)

24th Jul 2022, 1:55 PM in Things could be worse
A change for the bettor (and worse)
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Eddurd 24th Jul 2022, 1:55 PM
If this interchange looks a bit odd, remember that the comic universe is not the same as our universe. In their world, the Circle Interchange in Chicago was designed by M. C. Escher and Dr. Seuss after taking LSD and watching a documentary about Hieronymus Bosch.

Daaaang, drawing traffic jams takes a long time. Again, thanks for your patience in staying with the story.

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bobadventures 24th Jul 2022, 3:04 PM
That does look like it took a long time. It looks great! It's the traffic jam on the way to Solla Sollew!
Opus the Poet 25th Jul 2022, 7:14 AM
I've been on that interchange, in my nightmares. And I was riding a bicycle to boot, because the bike path dumped me on the interstate. The bike path dumping me on the interstate actually happened when I was in Wichita Falls for the Hotter 'n' Hell Hundred the year I completed the metric Century (100 km or about 65 miles) and I got lost on the way to dinner.
Manga Shoggoth 25th Jul 2022, 2:01 PM

Odd Interchange? Obviously never seen Spaghetti Junction!

I like the creative use of the signature and the year...
Dan Merget 25th Jul 2022, 2:27 PM
"A change for the BETTOR". Groan. It took me a moment.
Guest 25th Jul 2022, 10:17 PM
That definitely looks like Chicago traffic!
Anvildude 27th Jul 2022, 11:26 AM
Hey, first time I was in Chicago for a family visit, we wound up spending about 3 hours on the Loop because nobody told us that the streets there have TWO LEVELS. We kept being told "Take a right here!" but the only right went frikkin' UNDERGROUND and of course, as people from a REASONABLE city, we assumed that off-ramps and tunnels were not regular roads.
MauveCloud 2nd Aug 2022, 1:07 PM
Actually, that looks a bit like the MacArthur Maze in the San Francisco Bay Area, near where I live. Describing it as "designed by M. C. Escher and Dr. Seuss after taking LSD and watching a documentary about Hieronymus Bosch", I would expect some of the ramps to be vertical or upside-down or something, so compared to what I'd imagine after that description, the picture is downright tame.