February 26, 2008
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Voteys will be late again. Been having a bit of dreaded CARTOONIST'S BLOCK. But, I think I have some good ideas for tomorrow. My rule is that ever comic I do could potentially be someone's favorite, so sometimes I get comics up late in order to preserve some level of quality.

Who likes math proof jokes?!
February 25, 2008
February 24, 2008
Anyone believe in aliens?
February 23, 2008
February 22, 2008
Hey folks, thought I'd link to this.

Readers of this blog will see echoes of the Dave Kelly/Todd Goldman thing, and rightfully so. This is more or less exactly the same. A large company working through freelancers printed a shirt with a design ostensibly ripped off of a webcartoonist.

I had a long rant about what I think about this sort of merch, and whether or not it's worth getting upset about, but then I realized nobody (myself included) cares. I feel I ought to show it out of some sense of solidarity, but I don't honestly have terribly strong feelings one way or the other.

MORE IMPORTANTLY! I got the best email ever the other day:

Hello!

I wanted to say that this strip:

http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=807#comic

is one of the best science jokes I have ever seen. I liked it so much that I was inspired to start a new project:

I remembered that lots of biology teachers are using Gary Larson cartoons to teach their courses, since remembering something is far easier when it's connected to a good joke. Thus I started a wiki which collects links to such jokes and also explains the punchline as an aid to teachers and those who want to increase their understanding of science on their own:

http://science-jokes.wikidot.com/

I entered a link to your strip (together with an explanation) here:

http://science-jokes.wikidot.com/valence-electrons

I hope you like the idea of the wiki, and I'll have to go through your archives to add links to your other science jokes as well. Anyway, I hope you like the idea of the wiki. Keep up the good work!

Cheers,

- Jurgen Hubert



Sounds awesome! Go go go!