Monday, May 31, 2010
That site is no more, but I thought it important enough to copy it over to my new pages, even if it has nothing to do with Math.
My original source credited the work to Father Denis Edward O'Brien, USMC . However, he might have only written the few lines on the bottom. If anyone can find the author of the top portion (or show me that it is, in fact, all one poem), I would appreciate it.
Have a Happy Memorial Day. Enjoy your barbecues and beach parties, but take time out to remember those who made all that possible.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
What brings this on is yesterday's comic. I liked it simplicity, and the fact that it didn't take too much of my time. I spent as much time on the math in the comic as I did on the artwork. And I proudly showed it off around the Teacher Center yesterday.
And no one got it.
It looked like a regular mathematical illustration from a textbook, which in a way, could be a compliment. (heh, I almost spelled that with an "e" instead of an "i".) The pun was in the title, which everyone seemed to bypass like so many students skipping directions. At least we had a few "Oh, now I get it!" moments.
Now, where did I put that sledgehammer ...
Friday, May 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
But with Key Corporate Goals like these, who wouldn't want to work there?
FYI: if you haven't noticed, Luke Surl's comic is in the bloglist in the left column on this page.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
THAT'S the POWER of FIVES!
And, of course, 1 and 4 have been buddies since Client No. 9, while 2 and 3 have been friends since the first comic.
Friday, May 21, 2010
"And are you a reciprocal girl?"
You know, I just checked the "OFactor" tag to see if any of the links were broken, and I didn't realize that it has been over a year since the last time I used this bit. I've used the character, but not the bit.
UPDATE: As of 2:00pm, the Comic Genesis link isn't working because they have not updated the website yet. Apparently, they are having a problem with their servers.
UPDATE 2: As of this writing, the backlog at CG has fallen from 9800 to 7, but I'm still not updated. I'm debating initiating another update manually, but that would put me to the back of the line. Granted, it says the line isn't very long, but that number hasn't changed in a while.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I have some problems with copying. Not the fact that they actually are copying -- that's a given. It's a byproduct of required groupwork that forces the frustrated to do all the work and allows their "partners" to copy. That's neither here nor there at the moment.
No, my biggest problems actually are with the quality of the copying.
Once upon a time, you copied the work because you were too lazy to do it yourself, but you still wanted a good grade. These days, they're too lazy to copy it well because they don't even care about the grade.
As a result, I have to put up with the following:
Writing equations, expressions and even words that look kinda/sorta like the original but acutally aren't even close;
Writing only half of the work -- usually the left half or the right half, which really makes the development of those equations (if they have equal signs at all) rather amusing;
Copying from classmates who are even more clueless about the material. I guess if two of them have it and there's only one of me, it's two against one and they must be right;
Students who truly believe that they achieved something and that they must be really smart because they have four correct answers on a page, none of which they found on their own, nor could they find again were I to give them a fresh paper;
and, finally, one of my colleagues continually asking me, "And this surprises you, Burke? Why are you always so surprised?"
Monday, May 17, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Yes, I've been wanting to do this since they hooked it up last week.
And remember, the board is only as smart as the teacher using it,
and I really don't like what you may be inferring from that!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Sunday, May 09, 2010
Saturday, May 08, 2010
Nothing about the number 500 is jumping out at me at the moment. At least I still have 30 strips or so to go, which means school will be out and I should have more time on my hands.
EDIT: Okay, I have a bad memory and should have checked first.
The Crossover strip was my first anniversary comic. The actual 200th comic was bad puns featuring the co-medians.
Friday, May 07, 2010
If you want to link to a picture on my site, please link to the page, not just the image. That way, if someone wishes to comment or contact me, they can.
If you want to repost the picture on your site, as long as its a free website, go ahead, but, please, link back to the page, and let me know that you are using it. I don't mind seeing my comics reposted, I just like to know about it. I might even link back to your site from here. (Note: "might", that's another issue).
If you want to use one of my images for a non-commercial purpose, contact me. You'll probably get a "yes". (Note: "probably")
If you want to use one of my images for a commercial purprose, ask me. I'll read it. I'll probably get back to you. No guarantees.
That's about it. If you aren't sure, just ask. I like the feedback and the comments. Thanks.
Thursday, May 06, 2010
And a simile is like a silly me.
That punchline was supposed to have been used in one of the two followups to this strip, neither of which were ever done.
(I guess I can still do one of them.)
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Don't make me turn this car around! It'll take forever to get home!!
Edit: if you click on the comic, you'll see a considerable larger version on the main website. I don't know why this version is so much smaller.
Saturday, May 01, 2010
This is the kind of pun my characters couldn't do. So I made new ones.
Any similarity to other characters is giving me far too much credit.