There is a subset of set P, the set of people, which is always a subset of set F, the set of fooled people. There are times when the set P and set F are equivalent.
EDIT:It's Friday evening, so this is still today's strip. I updated the chart. It didn't seem right to me last night, and I tweaked it. I just didn't tweak it correctly. Oopsie. Lincoln must've been better at this than I am.
The biggest lie here would be if I told you that I knew everything going on in this comic.
Okay, it's like this: a month or two ago, I follow a link to an article on lie algebra, so I have a punchline, but I need the setup. Then I see the bit about SO(n). Perfect. If I can make this a Father-Son joke, I have myself a Fathers Day strip.
Except that last week, I research it again, and I can't find the article. Seriously. Google sent me to a wiki page, which, apparently, has been updated in the meanwhile, and the reference isn't there. Moreover, to be honest here, I haven't a clue where or if I actually saw a reference to "dA". What is that? Integration? Matrix algebra? Fevered imagination yearning to finish the joke? No clue.
But I do know one thing.
I know the correct pronounciation of "lie", so you don't need to point that out.
We got the results of our students' Algebra Regents exams. Not as good as we'd like or hoped for, but isn't that always the case? A few surprises: people passing whom I wouldn't have expected going in (happy surprise), and a couple that I'd thought would sail comfortably through hit some rough waters (sad surprise). There's always August. And tutoring before then.
Consolation prize: A few of the more advanced students took the test again to improve their grades as they head toward college. Glad that they came back and did well. That made the teachers and the A.P. happy.
To all the wonderful and dedicated Assistant Principals out there: please note that it's the teacher who is the target of the joke here, and not the hard-working ensurer of quality instruction for the entire department. Good job, you!
EDIT: I was relating this joke to a coworker, who immediately made a comment about "dark sarcasm in the classroom". Dang! Should've seen that one. If nothing else, that should have been the 'alt' text.
I'm not sure why that's even a boast. First, you'd have to assume that you have more than twice my knowledge of the subject. Second, you'd have to assume that I assume that you have more than twice my knowledge of the subject.
I'm not likely to make that assumption. And another thing .... ... excuse me, my boss wants a word with me ...
Sigh. Another delay. I'm actually loaded with ideas for at least a half dozen comics, but each one seems to take me 1-2 hours to complete lately, and that's before preparing the files for uploaded. I decided that I was definitely putting something up tonight and went for the "quickest, easiest" of the idea's jotted. Forty-five minutes later, I'm still working on the basics and trying to get it "just right".
I can't win. I will finish one of these tomorrow to post on Wednesday. Either the "quickie" or the one I had been planning for Monday.
On a day like today, they should be making that one big push toward the final exam. Twenty old assignments won't help much if your test average is below 40%. Not cutting June classes and passing the final exam will be a lot more for you.
In case anyone missed the comments on yesterday's comic, Lance Friedman from The Math Plane posted a link to a couple of graphs which related height vs time when skiing along with a second that mapped happiness level throughout your snowy excursion.
Mr. Burke is a high school math teacher in New York as well as a part-time writer, and a fan of science-fiction/fantasy books and films.
He started making his own math webcomic totally by accident as a way of amusing his students and trying to make them think just a little bit more.
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