Monday, August 31, 2020

Hitting the Wall

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I hope you're laughin'.

I don't know where the idea to do this came from, but I've been thinking about it for some time now. It was just a matter of making a wall design I like.

The "scenter" joke was originally a circle joke. But their faces (their heads, actually) are all circles.

The quarter note was going to be it's own comic, but it was either use it here or have a joke about a long little doggie.

Disclaimer: All performers were photographed separately and added to the finished product, so masks were not necessary.





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Friday, August 28, 2020

(x, why?) Mini: Shearing

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Ewe get it?

I haven't done one of these in a few years, so why not?

It was just an optical illusion, but when I sheared it farther, it actually looked taller as well, but the tops and bottoms were on the same line. On the other hand, when I sheared it farther, it did look blurrier, and a lot of the black was graying a bit.





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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The Aliens Table: Boldly Going

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I wasn't going to work in a 'Picard' reference.

I haven't done one of these in a few years, so why not?

I noticed that it was pretty evenly split between calling this The Aliens Table and The Alien's Table. In anything, it should've been The Aliens' Table. So I think I'll just drop the apostrophe altogether. "I think I'll drop the apostrophe." -- Greek chorus





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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Barricade

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Do you think she was On her own because she was cast out?

Oddly, this started as a "coset" joke, but her songs weren't as memorable.

At the very least, this song -- those three words -- aired in every commercial for years.





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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Chicken

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Or maybe he saw the Colonel on the other side of the street.

Sometimes I'm like a dog with a bone. Even when I make a non-joking observation or a joke that isn't about math, there will be a math joke in it.

It's like that time The Riddler overheard another criminal making plans for robberies, so he left clues for Batman (and the rest of the Super Friends to stop him. But his compulsion forced him to commit alternative crimes that also fit the clues.





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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Al Dente

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I said deposit because it wasn't going to be a ''nickel back'' joke.

Looks like the aluminum can is a little more than just dented.





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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Gaiter

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I run the risk that by the time this comic appears, it won't be a joke any longer.

A long time ago, when the Internet was young(er), I learned many usenet abbreviations, many of which carried over to texting. One of them was L8R, which was fairly obvious.

However, it made it very confusing when I started seeing L5R, which I couldn't figure out how to pronounce. It turned out that it actually stood for the game Legend of the Five Rings, which was popular at the time.

It goes to show you that just because two terms look similar, it doesn't mean that they are related at all. Go Gaiters!





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Saturday, August 08, 2020

Cast of Characters Page

I've started on a Cast of Characters page, a project which I've put off for the longest time.

At one point, I had a wiki page which had a handful of them. That was a decade ago, and it would be long outdated, if a copy existed.

Right now, I haven't even gone through 200 comics. And I have to leave the AntroNumerics for later -- there are too many of them! It seems like an infinite number!!

Anyway, you can have a peek at http://mrburkemath.net/xwhy/characters.html.

Let me know what you think? What should I add? What's missing? (Keep in mind, I haven't gotten that far yet!) But what do you hope to see?

Friday, August 07, 2020

Denesting Radicals

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It's not easy getting them to leave the nest!.

I was prepared to explain how to "denest" a nested radical, such as SQRT(3 + SQRT(5)), but aside from the obvious limitations of text on this blogging platform, I reviewed not only the steps, but the necessary conditions for denesting.

It's a little more involved than I usually get. So allow me to point to a wiki page on the subject.

As for the example above (which is hinted at in the comic), SQRT(3 + SQRT(5)) is equivalent to (1 + SQRT(5)) / SQRT(2), or SQRT(2)/2 + SQRT(5/2). You can check my math at wolframalpha.

I realize the imagery (and dialogue) is similar to my Free Radical comic, but what are you going to do? Math always circles back on itself.

For something else that is (sadly) neither free nor radical (I don't think it is), I have a flash fiction anthology available: In A Flash 2020, which you might enjoy reading next time you leave your nest and ride public transit, or when settling in your nest for a quiet evening.





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Thursday, August 06, 2020

(x, why?) Mini: Something To MoVe You?

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You need mv to move.

While trying to figure how to word the first joke with the "density"/"destiny" anagram, the second one occured to me. And when I realized one formula had p, and the other rho, which looks like p, I figured that I'd just use them both.

For something else moving, I have a flash fiction anthology available: In A Flash 2020, which you might find moving if you download it to read while you're on the bus.





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Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Emirp

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It's hard to tell if the emirp is coming or going.

If it isn't obvious, an emirp is a prime number that is still a prime when the digits are reversed. There are also cyclic emirps, where every prime in the cycle is a still a prime when it is reversed.

As for the Weird guy, longtime readers have seen him before.





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