Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Null Set

(C)Copyright 2008, C. Burke. All rights reserved.

It could be a picture of a cow eating grass.

Actually, it's a print of that famous painting
Death of a Mauve Bat
by C. Romero



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Monday, July 28, 2008

Ordinary

(C)Copyright 2008, C. Burke. All rights reserved.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.


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Friday, July 25, 2008

Dullness

stitch
(C)Copyright 2008, C. Burke. All rights reserved.

Don't pass judgment. Until you've walked a mile in his shoes,
you don't know Jack!



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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Review

The following was a review of (x, why?) that appeared in on a blog that no longer exists. It was found in the cache when Googling.

Friday, February 22, 2008

(x, why?)


(x, why?) by Chris Burke

(x, why?) is an MS Paint comic about math, as drawn by high school math teacher Chris Burke. The fact that it's clearly intended for his students makes me want to excuse how dull, corny and poorly drawn it is. Teachers make these sort of things all the time- but they generally don't put them on ComicGenesis. It seems like a poor decision on his part since he already had the comic on a blog, which is a more reliable host than CG- though having a CG account makes a comic more likely to get hits, those people aren't really his target audience. Maybe this decision was inspired by the success of xkcd.

The jokes are mildly funny if you're into math. This one in particular got a little smile out of me. The author recognizes that his comic isn't very good and just draws it to amuse himself and his students. It just seems so innocent I can't snark on it. Few webcomics are. So comic on, Mr. Burke.




A Stitch In Time . . .

stitch
(C)Copyright 2008, C. Burke. All rights reserved.

I hope this one speaks for itself.


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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

That's Why We Build Them Up

proverbs
(C)Copyright 2008, C. Burke. All rights reserved.

The main question is if it's a direct relation or an exponential function.


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Monday, July 21, 2008

A Classic Lady

summer 6
(C)Copyright 2008, C. Burke. All rights reserved.

Compliments can be a funny, funny thing.
Write your favorite backhanded compliment, or your favorite "compliment that isn't a compliment if you know the whole story" in the Comments section.



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Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Summer Difference

summer 5
(C)Copyright 2008, C. Burke. All rights reserved.

According to John Kovalic of Dork Tower,
Penultimate Panel Silences are still legit enough to use.

But I'm in trouble if I start using stick figures again. Ok, Seriously...



EDIT: Dead LINK updated (7/14/14)
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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Stargate SG-1/Land of the Lost Trivia

I'm watching Stargate for the first time, having caught an episode here or there in the past. One character that jumped out at me immediately was "Chaka", as mentioned in the footer text in yesterday's cartoon.

On Stargate, Chaka was an Unas.

I, of course, was more familiar with Chaka from Land of the Lost, who was a Pakuni, which sounds similar enough as far as race names go.

I waited for Ta and Sa to pop through the Stargate, but they never did.

(x, why?) and Land of the Lost Trivia

Something interesting turned up while I was preparing yesterday's comic. When I went to double-check the spelling of Enik's name, I started reading more about the show and the actors.

Rick Marshall was played by Spencer Milligan. He left the series after the second season. He then went on to do a TV movie called The Keegans. I seriously had no knowledge of that before I had Mike Keegan musing about his Land of the Lost and Doctor Who crossover.

To take this one step farther, Milligan was replaced by Ron Harper who had been in the TV series, "The Planet of the Apes". I double-checked that in the Internet Movie Database because I couldn't remember if he played Burke or Virdon. He was Virdon. Had he been Burke, that might've been too many co-incidences even for me. And I love this stuff.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Summer Time and Again

summer 4
(C)Copyright 2008, C. Burke. All rights reserved.

Chaka grew up and eventually escaped through a Stargate and met Daniel Jackson.


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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Summer Time

(C)Copyright 2008, C. Burke. All rights reserved.
In questions of all things geeky,"Buffy" is never an incorrect answer.



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Monday, July 14, 2008

Summer Costs

(C)Copyright 2008, C. Burke. All rights reserved.
All life's problems can be cured by 10 minutes in the pool.
At least, temporarily they can be.



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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Summer School

summer
(C)Copyright 2008, C. Burke. All rights reserved.
Summer vacation sometimes gets cut short...



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Best Webcomic for July 7, 2008

According to TomtheFanboy from the Forums at Kumoricon.org, "Luftballoon" was the Best Comic of July 7, 2008.
Tom has been posting a daily favorite on the forum at http://www.kumoricon.org/forums/index.php?topic=6368.0;all



In Other News . . . I made it into someone's LiveJournal


I found a link to the my Comic Genesis page in the following Live Journal entry:
http://tee-moss.livejournal.com/442373.html


It's from May 23, but I only found out about it today.

However, since T-Moss is TomtheFanboy, it's really two links from the same guy. But I'll take whatever link I can get.
:-)

Friday, July 11, 2008

#101 -- The Original Co-Medians

Comic #101:


Co-medians
(C)Copyright 2008, C. Burke. All rights reserved.
Today's cartoon is too big to be shown here. Click on the image above.

This was the original Co-Medians sketch that I made in the spring of 2004.
It turned up when I was cleaning out a file cabinet at the end of the school.
Very similar, but 9 looks goofier than usual.




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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

#100: GOOGOL

Comic #100:


Googol
(C)Copyright 2008, C. Burke. All rights reserved.
Today's cartoon is too big to be shown here. Click on the image above.


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Monday, July 07, 2008

Luftballoon

Comic #99:


luftballoon
(C)Copyright 2008, C. Burke. All rights reserved.
When I was young, I used to wonder how that little boy was going to get home.


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Or catch it on http://xwhy.comiccgenesis.com.
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Saturday, July 05, 2008

(x, why?) Number Puzzle #1

oneworld0011
(C)Copyright 2008, C. Burke. All rights reserved.
Some answers have appeared in earlier comics. And answers can be posted here.


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Or catch it on http://xwhy.comiccgenesis.com.
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Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th of July!!

Happy Birthday, America!

Happy Independence Day to all the readers of this blog.

Have a good, long weekend.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Rise and Fall of One-World Government: Part 0011

oneworld0011
(C)Copyright 2008, C. Burke. All rights reserved.
Think about it:
8 is 0100 in binary
100 is C in Roman numerals
"C"-sars were Roman emporers
Csars were Russian rulers
It makes scents!
(...because it smells rot10!)


Edit: It was pointed out a month later -- and I shouldn't have let this slip by me -- that 0100 is 4, not 8. 1000 is 8.

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Or catch it on http://xwhy.comiccgenesis.com.
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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Arcsin

arcsin
(C)Copyright 2008, C. Burke. All rights reserved.
arcsin... ark sin... ark stooges ... same thing


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Or catch it on http://xwhy.comiccgenesis.com.
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