Friday, January 22, 2021

(x, why?) Mini: 30-degree Loan

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It could've been a rad loan.

The joke works as a trigonometry question if you cover up the spoiler in the title. But I liked the title.



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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Shaves, Haircuts and Other Bits

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So eighths of eighths? How about negative shaves?

Of course, it could be 2 bits for a haircut and the shave thrown in for free.

And you know Michele must have read (or seen) Treasure Island! She knows the other bits!



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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Monster Group Rally

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Sorry, no Nitro-powered Funny Math!

Don't ask me to explain. When it comes to group theory, I'm out of my element!



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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

(x, why?) Mini: Gamma Function

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You know they're just thinking about (s,x).

Inspired by the #dailymaths puzzle on Twitter today

Don't expect me to explain the Incomplete Gamma Function. That's what wikipedia is for. It was difficult enough for me to create an integral symbol that didn't look terrible in MS Paint.



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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Pieces of 8-Bit

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Maybe it should be Clip-Arr!

Some might think a one-eyed pirate barber would be out of his depth. That's the perception, any way.

If I use him again, maybe I'll mention what kind of ship he sailed!



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Sunday, January 10, 2021

Where to Find Me Online

There are a bunch of places you can find and follow me where these comics and posts may or may not show up. It really depends on the response. Some places don't seem to be worth the time and effort ... and then one day I'll post one or fifteen links

You can find me on

What am I missing?

Friday, January 08, 2021

(x, why?) Mini: Ride the Monomial!

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It's fourth-degree transportation!

Yes, there were spoilers in the title. I couldn't think of an interesting non-spoilery one.

When introducing the terms, I usually go, I usually go with monocle, bicyle and tripod. Unfortunately, there's no "monocycle".

And now I'm thinking of other ideas for the comic, so I'll stop now. The idea of doing "minis" were that they were supposed to be quick. So that's it for this mono mini!



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Thursday, January 07, 2021

Inscribed Angles

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Central vs. Inscribed. If you get it straight, you'll be all right!

I could do a column, maybe not a comic, on answering all sorts of question Geometry students might encounter with circles that can be explained using the numbers 90, 180, and 360 along with "half" and "double". (I'm using "half" as an adjective as much as a number there.)

Toss in "similar triangles" and "Pythagorean Theorem" and you can explain most of the rules and theorems you need to solve the Algebra-type problems that get tossed around.

Actually, it might be possible to be sparse with words (to hold the readers' attention) and still have enough background where a proof could be formulated.

Maybe when the break in the semesters comes toward the end of the month.



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Monday, January 04, 2021

(x, why?) Mini: All-Nite Archery

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Never close. It's socially distant archery. Even for the arrows.

Once I got this in my head, I had to do it. And I had to try not to overthink it. Might've underthought it. I hope it reads well.



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Friday, January 01, 2021

Happy New Year 2021!

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Happy New Year. May it be better than the last one.

That's Oscar Twentyone, on the right. He's half of an Odd Couple.

On a sillier note, I had to type in today's date as 20210101. 202 is the area code for Washington, D.C., and 10101 is a zip code for Hell's Kitchen. Things I just know.



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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Silent Reflections

Last comic of 2020. We're all glad to see it go. And for now, we'll pretend that tomorrow everything will be all better.

Update: Happy New Year to my readers. And I'm happy to see that some of you still get the RSS feed, as you've gotten to this comic without my linking it anywhere. Notes below:

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Just a Silent Reflection

While I wouldn't put it past me to have published a blank blog post to sum up my feelings for the year, the comic above should have appeared Sunday or Monday. I thought it would be a good one for this past week between Christmas and New Years. But life and other things have a way of interfering with plans. (Nothing bad, just busy-ness. Not even "business".)

Funny thing, I wasn't going to fix the post on New Years Eve because I was spending time with the family. And I'm always up early anyway.

But it's a new year, and my wife opened a cluttered kitchen cabinet. And since New Years are for New Starts and all that, well, let's say that it's six cabinets later, and here's the update on New Years Day.

I hope everyone had a happy, healthy, and safe New Year.

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Friday, December 25, 2020

What Social Media Christmas Comic is This?

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Merry Christmas 2020! Share the Joy!

It's been an interesting year, to say the least. And it ended with several projects going on, several irons in the fire, as it were, and there just wasn't enough time.

Amusingly, the one comic that I had written out from 2019 had to be cut because of two surprise family gatherings of sorts yesterday. (And even without that, it was iffy.) But, on the bright side, I have a comic idea ready to go in December 2021!



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