Monday, August 19, 2019

Caught in a Trap

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(C)Copyright 2019, C. Burke.

Y can't U C?
No need for suspicious minds.

Previous mentions and appearances by LVI were Agent 56 Lives! and 56 is 75.




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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Dance With Fire

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Exploit the weakness. Get them talking.

The things you do for love, right? Anyway, the idea for this was might go as far back as The Temple of Duran, and it was definitely meant to be a follow-up to Off On a Tangent, which I didn't get around to doing.




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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tucker

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You'll miss your honey. You'll feel so lonely.




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Thursday, August 08, 2019

A Quick High

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Posted on Facebook a few years back. Along with a similar response.

EDIT: Changed the wording to what I'd originally intended, replacing "quickly" with "too fast". I think it reads better, even if the grammar is poorer.




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Wednesday, August 07, 2019

(x, why?) Mini: Vote!

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There are four sides to his platform.




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Thursday, August 01, 2019

Who Can Dance If They Want To

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I was going to use Truth tables and conditionals, but the "leave your friends behind" statement was a dead giveaway.




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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Commentary

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Now I remember why I don't make social commentary on social media -- I can't keep up with the math!

I'm a firm believer in not veering off either side of the road. I don't need to alienate anyone. Problem is the bigger your audience, the more you have to stick to, shall I say, ideal forms, allowing others to fill in the specifics?

First of all, Thank you to Bill R., who inadvertently provided a portion of the above dialogue. It capsulized it better than my verbosity could have. Second, the commentary portion actually succeeded because of those who commented on that, I got positive feedback from people who would not likely agree with each other. Thankfully, the examples were few, mostly esoteric, but not politically charged, which is what I feared. Likewise, it was difficult to provide anyone with an example of what I was talking about in the media today, unless I gave two examples, one for each side.

And I know doing that wouldn't have made too many people happy, and they'd have to examine themselves, or else call their own side into question. I know fewer than a dozen people on line who can do that. The rest are likely (though not definitely) to go supercomputer, supercomputer. (That is, "cray cray")

Best parts of the discussion were: the acknowledgement of the point I was making, the noting that mixture of notation didn't make mathematical sense but it got the point across, and comments that my statement could be "fixed" simply enough to give either or True or False outcome, whichever interpretation was desired. ("False", from the comments I made.)

The worst parts: people treating it like it was a Doctorate-level lecture, wanting to prove through tables and diagrams that it was Wrong Wrong Wrong Wrong Wrong, while ignoring the context, and not bothering to attempt a correction. Apparently, simplicity wasn't in their wheelhouses. If it was my four-foot swimming pool, they'd be in over their heads debating the proper construction of a breathing apparatus instead of just standing up and taking a breath of fresh air.

Am I subtweeting, subtexting, subblogging or whatever? I don't know. I don't know the individuals in question. I muted a few, and blogged one who damned me with faint praise (and probably thinks I'm too dumb to know better). But it's my blog, and this is me working it out in a nice small forum, among friends. Anyone is free to comment.

And I'm free to delete those comments as spam. If you go back to my oldest comments, you'll see that I've left up some doozies, so I don't delete lightly. Or mute for that matter. I've muted five people on Twitter EVER. Three of them this week.




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Friday, July 26, 2019

Age vs. Steps

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Based on empirical evidence, collected over a long period.

Originally, this comic came out of a comment that the Brooklyn Bridge seems to have gotten longer since I last crossed it. Then I realized that it used to seem shorter than when I was a kid. When you realized what shape the graph takes, the rest is self-explanatory.

Except for the roadway. I couldn't come up with a clever tag for the roadway for whose steps those might represent.




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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Trigonometry Jones & the Ancient Hex

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This was originally supposed to have a "Focus!" "Directrix!" joke. That didn't happen. Probably because of how I drew the rope bridge.

Plus I knew I wanted the Trigger joke more. Oddly, the hardest part were the villains, who were originally the upside-down triangles from Temple of Duran, and then a title. Good thing I went with Hexagons, I guess!




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Saturday, July 20, 2019

New World

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That's one small comic for me. One giant chunk of my life spent doing this.

I knew I had to do something for Comic #1492. This idea did finally occur to me, but the timing was off -- until things In Real Life interfered and I didn't update for a week or so.

The connection between the two events isn't a new idea. Salvador Dali's painting of Columbus landing in America hints at walking on the Moon, or so the museum tour guide says.




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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Oh, What a Sine!

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A big hit for The Four Secants.




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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Store Cards

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Art imitates Life, more often than I'd care to admit.

More updates this week. I hope.




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