Wednesday, November 30, 2022

(x, why?) Mini: Similarity

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From numbskull to numberskull.

Mo' has a partner named Les. Curly has a near clone called Curly Open.

This has been a trip inside my head.



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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Happy 100th Birthday Charles M. Schulz!

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Another voice from the Peanut gallery!

Considering the first comics that I ever drew were Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang back in third or fourth grade, I had to commemorate this occasion. I used to have notebooks filled with my own little stories and I got really good at drawing most of the characters popular at the time (and earlier, because my older brothers had older books).

If I had any problem, it was that they were too tall. I'd start them from the top, too high above the ground. (I drew the ground first. I don't know why.) No one explained the concept of "three heads tall" until, oh, college or after. Then it sort of clicked, but I was doing other things by then. Like Super-Stick-Man!

This isn't my first Peanuts-oriented comic, by the way. Anyone remember the first one?



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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

(x, why?) Mini: Altitude

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Sometimes you have to wear your altitudes on the outside.

That's about it. I haven't constructed any other puns from this.



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Monday, November 21, 2022

Math Lab

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Got Math?

I used the Math: Not Even Once in this comic, but I used it once before (many years ago) to criticize an unconstitutional soft drink limit law.

I guess the Island boys have transferred. They're too good to leave in the dustbin of history -- especially when they've been published in university level textbooks about logic, which they are lacking in.



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Friday, November 18, 2022

(x, why?) Mini: Perp Walk

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It seems the most natural thing that in a world of Shapes, there would be a trapezoid ruler and keystone cops.

Yeah, I'll probably get them a new street to patrol somewhere down the line.



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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Circular Primes

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Maybe I've come full circle. Maybe you saw what others saw a few days ago.

Welcome to Comic #1900. I usually try to make extra effort for the comics ending in 00, but it's been harder for find time to make the effort for regular comics. And for some time, I've been thinking about the year 1900 as a concept for the comic. But, honestly, while things did happen in that year, nothing spectacular popped out at me. Nothing about that year, other than being the last of the 19th century, came to mind.

And then the Calendar problem that I signed up for last month came along. I intended to rework it into a comic, but after four days (six actually, it was submitted before the 13th), I pretty much gave up and decided to use it as is.

The good news is that I can do anything I want for comic 1901. A mini with shapes, a comic with ANTHRO-Numerics(tm), or just teachers or family talking.

And in the back of my mind, I know that Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming, and I really want to enjoy those.



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Thursday, November 10, 2022

Ageless

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After 15 years, coming up with new set theory or Venn diagram jokes gets difficult. Granted, it's not like anyone is reading through all the old comics.

I guess I should be thankful that I only started the comics 15 years ago, or I might've need double the amount!

And, yes, temporal status is still in effect. TV shows up us that child actors grow out of their parts long before all the good stories are told. And the replacement casts just never catch on the same way.



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Wednesday, November 09, 2022

(x, why?) Mini: Midsegments

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Shipping Geometry and shipping

I was explaining again that "midsegment" is a mash-up (I actually uttered the word portmanteau as an aside) of "midpoint" and "line segment".

Where the jump-off from "a midsegment" to "amidships" came in, I can't be certain.



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Tuesday, November 08, 2022

(x, why?) Mini: Angles of Depression

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Nothing else going on today, right?

Well, there was a Blood Moon that I missed this morning because I finally slept to a normal time.

And I did have some professional development worksheet thingies. And there might've been comments about what "depression" means in a math context.

The opposite of depression would be elevation, in this context, for any of the lurker waiting to pounce on a mistake in the comments.



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Tuesday, November 01, 2022

Math Horror Movies: Vector

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Don't get me started about the Head of Vector!

I didn't get to do any of the Halloween comics that I actually planned out in advance. Ironically, this wasn't one of them. This one came just came to me Halloween evening.

Evil points this way sounded better than Evil has a direction.

What's your opinion?



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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Looking Back

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I've had a lot of students over the years. In the comic, I mean.

The Island Boys were a couple of foils for Mike Keegan during the time that he was away from his old school. Mike's placement "in excess" mirrored my own. And like Mike, I, too, returned to my former school. Unlike Mike, I was placed in excess a second time, and only returned to substitute during a colleague's maternity leave. But I brought Mike home where he belonged.

The funny thing about my stay on "the Island" was that I taught Algebra, Financial Algebra, and Geometry. The latter of those seemed to spark a bunch of ideas that were logic-based. This could be because I taught some much Algebra in the past, that this was a new lode to mine. Whatever the reason, I was contacted about the use of some of my comics for a Logic textbook in the University of Stockholm. I gave permission immediately. Ironically, for all the comics I'd done with other students, these two popped in several of the nine comics selected for the text.

The inspiration for this look was that there were several young men in my classes that had that haircut. In particular, there were two who weren't quite Patti Duke identical cousins, but they were close enough alike that if only one was present, I wasn't also sure which one he was. (When both were there, I could tell from their complexion.)

Oddly enough, I keep in contact with a few students I taught there through social media. (Not any with that haircut.) Two became teachers, and one of those is also a nightclub singer and a member of the Friar's Club. (I kid you not.)

As for Ms. Moira (last name pending, I think), five years ago she was introduced as one of the original batch of students grown up and working as a student teacher. Now, she's part of the staff after covering Michele's maternity leave.



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Monday, October 24, 2022

Happy 15 Years!

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Still Crazy after 15 years!

No, the original classroom didn't have a door. In fact, the back wall was white for a while as well. I think the first classroom with detail was for the Eggoids. (I don't use those much any more.)

Of the students appearing here, Hal appeared first, but in a comic with Mike as a student. An identical character appeared again with Shawn, who quickly became the de facto leader of the students, for no reason in particular. Sven came next, and Daisy was the last one (of these four) added. And, yes, they all came from the same model for a student, unlike Missy or Vanessa, or Bibi, Freedom and Serenity.

So another year come and gone. And I'm still doing it, even if the updates aren't as often. (I really wanted to have some Halloween movies this year, as I always do.) But as time permits, I'll be here.

Edit: and you'd think after 15 years, I'd get the timers correct! sigh...



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Thursday, October 20, 2022

Equilateral

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Oval One wouldn't lie to Stoptroopers, would he?

And since they're "Stop" troopers, I had to make one red. White features didn't look right so I left them black.

Obligatory Math: Equilateral triangles are also equiangular, and vice versa.



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