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:
I wanted to say that this strip:
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
I entered a link to your strip (together with an explanation) here:
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!
- Jurgen Hubert
Sounds awesome! Go go go!