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Reading the Comics, August 10, 2019: In Security Edition
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/08/06/reading-the-comics-august-3-2019-summer-trip-edition/#respondTue, 06 Aug 2019 16:00:54 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=6627Continue reading "Reading the Comics, August 3, 2019: Summer Trip Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/08/06/reading-the-comics-august-3-2019-summer-trip-edition/feed/0nebusresearchOn the chalkboard, '-3 + -5 = -8'. Wavehead, to teacher: 'So by adding them together we ended up with less than we started with? See, this is why people hate math.'Caption: 'Mime over Matter'. Several mimes stand in a science lab, surrounded by beakers and stuff. On the blackboard are mathematical scribblings, including E = mc^2 but mostly gibberish equations.Checking Back in On That 117-Year-Old Roller Coaster
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/08/04/checking-back-in-on-that-117-year-old-roller-coaster/#commentsSun, 04 Aug 2019 16:00:04 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=6621Continue reading "Checking Back in On That 117-Year-Old Roller Coaster"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/08/04/checking-back-in-on-that-117-year-old-roller-coaster/feed/2nebusresearchTwo parts of the white-painted-wood roller coaster track. In front is the diagonal lift hill. Behind is a basically horizontal track which has a small dip in the middle.Covered station for the roller coaster, with 'LEAP THE DIPS' written in what looks like a hand-painted sign hanging from above. Two roller coaster chairs sit by the station.Reading the Comics, July 27, 2019: July 27, 2019 Edition
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/reading-the-comics-july-27-2019-july-27-2019-edition/#respondThu, 01 Aug 2019 16:00:27 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=6616Continue reading "Reading the Comics, July 27, 2019: July 27, 2019 Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/reading-the-comics-july-27-2019-july-27-2019-edition/feed/0nebusresearchDennis, walking in to his parents: 'Mr Wilson told me not to become a 'statistic'. What church do they go to?'Val, at the store: 'I admit, change is hard. Nobody really *likes* change. But we all have to know how to deal with it.' Cashier, fumbling over work: 'But they didn't *teach* us this in math class.'Thatababay drawing on figures: Circular. A circle with an ice skater drifting inside it. Rectangular: soccer player kicking a ball to a net at the right edge of the field. Triangular: frame and figure drawn underneath so it's a person hang-gliding. Tubular: skateboarder on top.Reading the Comics, July 26, 2019: Children With Mathematics Edition
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/07/30/reading-the-comics-july-26-2019-children-with-mathematics-edition/#commentsTue, 30 Jul 2019 16:00:00 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=6609Continue reading "Reading the Comics, July 26, 2019: Children With Mathematics Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/07/30/reading-the-comics-july-26-2019-children-with-mathematics-edition/feed/2nebusresearchBetty: 'We didn't use up our luck winning $600 in the lottery!' Bub: 'You don't think so? Shorty's brother got hit by lightning and lived. The second time, he also lived, but it ruined his truck.' Betty: 'I don't know how to respond to that.' Bub: 'And the third time ... 'Susan: 'What are you so happy about?' Lemont: 'This morning Lionel and I were had breakfast at Pancake-ville. When it came time to calculate a tip I asked 'What's 20% of $22.22' and it told me. It occurred to me, we're living in the future! We have electric cars, drones, instant knowledge at our fingertips ... it's the future I've dreamt of my entire life!' Susan: 'Sigh ... you always did hate math.' Lemont: 'Only in the FUTURE can a man track down his old math teacher on Facebook and gloat.'Woman: 'Oh my gosh, you have twins!' Mathematician: 'Yeah. Please meet my sons.' 'Did you give them rhyming names?' 'No.' 'Alliterative names? Are they named for twins from any books?' 'Lady, I'm a mathematician. I think in clear logical terms. None of this froufrou nonsense for my kids.' 'Okay, okay. So their names are?' 'Benjamin and Benjamax.'Thatababy drawing on a Scalene Triangle, scales and eyes added to one. An Octagon: octopus legs added to an octagon. Rhombus: rhombus with wheels, windows, and a driver added to it, and a passenger hailing it down.Reading the Comics, July 22, 2019: Mathematics Education Edition
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/07/28/reading-the-comics-july-22-2019-mathematics-education-edition/#respondSun, 28 Jul 2019 16:00:27 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=6602Continue reading "Reading the Comics, July 22, 2019: Mathematics Education Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/07/28/reading-the-comics-july-22-2019-mathematics-education-edition/feed/0nebusresearchTeacher: 'If there were three cricketeers and one of them got hit in the head with the ball, how many wold be left?' Ginger: 'None!' Teacher: 'Right. And HOW do you figure that?' Ginger: 'Simple, really. True teammates would go to the hospital with him!'Scientist pointing her finger in someone's face: 'If you object to my conjecture I'll put you inside this coil of wires that'll create electrical eddy currents in your body until you VAPORIZE!'On the chalkboard, 4 + 3 = 6. Wavehead, to teacher: 'It's a rough draft.'Herb: 'I don't get it, Ezekiel!' Ezekiel: 'What's that, dad?' Herb: 'You can remember every word from the lyrics of that new rap song! Why can't you remember simple mathematics?' Ezekiel, thinking: 'Cause it isn't put to music and played ten times an hour on the radio.'Reading the Comics, July 20, 2019: What Are The Chances Edition
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/07/23/reading-the-comics-july-20-2019-what-are-the-chances-edition/#commentsTue, 23 Jul 2019 16:00:35 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=6596Continue reading "Reading the Comics, July 20, 2019: What Are The Chances Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/07/23/reading-the-comics-july-20-2019-what-are-the-chances-edition/feed/3nebusresearchAlexa: 'I sort of like math.' Jane: 'Hm. You could have a fever.' Alexa: 'No, really. Math is stable, not like emotional stuff or social stuff that's all over the place. Math is comforting. ... Because, in math, there is always a right answer.' Jane: 'Who cares if there's a right answer if I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS?' Alexa: 'Aunt Jane, I was talking about me.'Son: 'I heard the chances of winning the lottery are the same as the chances of being hit by lightning!' Father: 'That's probably true. Did you know Uncle Ted was once hit by lightning on the golf course?' Son: 'No kidding? Did he buy a lottery ticket?'Fun With Barfly And Schrodinger! Schrodinger: 'The pirate told the sailor he would walk the plank. The pirate explained that it would not happen until the sky had risen high enough in the sky to illuminate the deck. The sailor asked 'Why? Isn't the plank constant?' The pirate replied 'How the h would I know?''Weenus: 'What's all the noise? I have work in the morning and I'm trying to sleep.' Eight-ball: 'Lettuce [rabbit] just dropped a slice of toast butter-side-up twenty times in a row!' Next panel, they're racing, dragging Lettuce to a flight to Las Vegas.