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Reading the Comics, January 13, 2019: January 13, 2019 Edition
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/01/20/reading-the-comics-january-13-2019-january-13-2019-edition/#respondSun, 20 Jan 2019 18:00:47 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=6199Continue reading "Reading the Comics, January 13, 2019: January 13, 2019 Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/01/20/reading-the-comics-january-13-2019-january-13-2019-edition/feed/0nebusresearchA long division problem, with microbes representing the digits. Science teacher: 'Paige, about your diagram of cell division ... ' Paige: 'Did I get the math wrong?'Panels showing a day in Luann's life: she gets dressed and made up. Then misses the bus and has to run to school, steps in gum, slides into base at gym class, sweats a mathematics test, gets food spilled on her at lunch, and walks in the rain back home. Brad looks over the mess: 'Jeez, Luann, no wonder you don't have any boyfriends. Lookit how you go to school!'Hickory-Trickery-Clock. From a picture of a standard analog watch, here's what you do: think of any number, one through twelve. Place your fingertip on the number 12 of the clock. Spell the number you thought of, moving one number clockwise for each letter; eg, if you thought 'one', move three spaces, stopping at the 3. Now spell out the number you're touching, advancing the numbers by the same rule. And now do this one more time. You will have reached ... 1:00.Avis: 'My niece Jasmine is one of those Millennials.' Nick: 'Ah yes, Generation Y.' Avis: 'Y? Why? I'd like to know! Why can't they read cursive? Why can't they do simple multiplication? Why can't they parallel park? Why can't they talk to each other? Why are they always complaining?' Nick: 'Avis, complaining is hardly limited to millennials.' (Avis's questions are illustrated with young adults trying to read cursive or to multiply 3 x 6 or such.)How All Of 2018 Treated My Mathematics Blog
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/01/17/how-all-of-2018-treated-my-mathematics-blog/#commentsThu, 17 Jan 2019 18:00:51 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=6192Continue reading "How All Of 2018 Treated My Mathematics Blog"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/01/17/how-all-of-2018-treated-my-mathematics-blog/feed/2nebusresearch2018 statistics: 16,597 page views. 9,769 visitors. 1.70 views per visitor. 182 posts published.Reading the Comics, January 12, 2019: A Edition
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/01/15/reading-the-comics-january-12-2019-a-edition/#commentsTue, 15 Jan 2019 18:00:57 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=6188Continue reading "Reading the Comics, January 12, 2019: A Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/01/15/reading-the-comics-january-12-2019-a-edition/feed/4nebusresearchTeacher: 'Agnes, what is 18 divided by 7?' Agnes: 'It matters not. I am being called to a religious life of heavy piety, general holiness, and things of that nature. I want none of math's Satanity to taint my walk.' Later, Agnes, to the principal: 'I'm toying with starting a compound in New Mexico, if you want to blow this cheap pop stand and find the light.'Cartoon Labelled 'Wife of Pi'. At a therapist's office. The therapist is a division sign. A pi with a face rolls its eyes. A 4 with a face complains, 'He's irrational and he goes on and on.'Wavehead working on the problem 17 + 7 at the blackboard. He's circled the 17, put a ? under the equals sign, added an ! before the +, and a * after it. Teacher: 'This is math; you don't need to annotate.'Reading the Comics, January 9, 2018: I Go On About Johnny Appleseed Edition
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/01/13/reading-the-comics-january-9-2018-i-go-on-about-johnny-appleseed-edition/#respondSun, 13 Jan 2019 18:00:49 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=6183Continue reading "Reading the Comics, January 9, 2018: I Go On About Johnny Appleseed Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/01/13/reading-the-comics-january-9-2018-i-go-on-about-johnny-appleseed-edition/feed/0nebusresearchWavehead, walking home, talking to another kid: 'Today we learned about Columbus planting apple seeds using two-digit addition. I also daydreamed a lot.'Karma: 'What's wrong, Dziva?' Dziva: 'Watching Boody act so young and carefree makes me long for my own youth. I could run faster then, eat more and care less. I'm getting sad about it. Karma, isn't there some magical word that could make me quit wanting to be young again? Some profound reminder that being a kid wasn't so --- ' Karma: 'Algebra.' (Both rest, happy.)Ziggy, at a pie counter, takes a number. It's pi.Reading the Comics, January 5, 2019: Start of the Year Edition
https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/01/10/reading-the-comics-january-5-2019-start-of-the-year-edition/
https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/01/10/reading-the-comics-january-5-2019-start-of-the-year-edition/#commentsThu, 10 Jan 2019 18:00:46 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=6178Continue reading "Reading the Comics, January 5, 2019: Start of the Year Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/01/10/reading-the-comics-january-5-2019-start-of-the-year-edition/feed/2nebusresearchTeacher: 'Well, class, who'd like to show Mr Hoffmeyer how to correctly make an irregular polygon regular?' On the blackboard is an irregular pentagon and, drawn by Mr Hoffmeyer, a box of Ex-Lax.Mutt, to Jeff in the hospital bed: 'Don't be afraid! Surgery on the tonsils is very simple!' Doctor: 'Don't you worry about the results!' Jeff: 'How do you know I'll be all right?' Doctor: 'Well, I lost my last eleven patients! So if the law of probabilities doesn't lie, you'll be all right! May I do something for you before I begin?' Jeff: 'Oh, yes, Doc! Help me put on my trousers and my jacket!'On the blackboard: 'Ratios: Apples 9, Oranges 6'. Wavehead, to teacher: 'Technically the ratio is 3:2, but as a practical matter we shouldn't even really be considering this.'Kid: 'Dad, I need help with a math problem. If striking NFL players who get $35,000 a game are replaced by scab players who get $1,000 a game ... what will be the point spread in a game between the Lions and the Packers?'Reading the Comics, January 1, 2019: New Year’s Day Edition
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/01/06/reading-the-comics-january-1-2018-new-years-day-edition/#commentsSun, 06 Jan 2019 18:00:31 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=6171Continue reading "Reading the Comics, January 1, 2019: New Year’s Day Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/01/06/reading-the-comics-january-1-2018-new-years-day-edition/feed/4nebusresearchPeter: 'The sum of the four sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the ... ' BC, thinking: 'Four?' Peter: 'Hypotenuse of a rectangular circle ... ' BC, thinking: 'A rectangular circle?' Peter: 'Having a mean radius of x divided by alpha centura ... ' BC, thinking: 'Having.' SNAP! (He rubs his head.) BC: 'I think that must have been my mind.'Doctor: 'I'm not an accountant. I'm your doctor. However, by trying to do your taxes by yourself, I've calculated your brain has depreciated by nearly 68%.'Trout: 'Two thousand and nineteen years, that's a long time.' Agnes: 'Yep! Earth has been around a while!' Trout: 'Were people even alive back then?' Agnes: 'Someone had to start counting, so I guess so, yeah.' Trout: 'Who taught them to count?' Agnes: 'Probably the people selling calendars.'Dad: 'OK, Suzie, you hate math. And actually, 1/37 of me understands exactly how you feel.' Suzie: 'Lay off, Dad.'How December 2018 Treated My Mathematics Blog
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/01/02/reading-the-comics-december-28-2018-more-christmas-break-edition/#respondWed, 02 Jan 2019 18:00:15 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=6160Continue reading "Reading the Comics, December 28, 2018: More Christmas Break Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/01/02/reading-the-comics-december-28-2018-more-christmas-break-edition/feed/0nebusresearchMan giving a presentation; it's a string of digits on the whiteboard. A giant thumb swipes across it, and the numbers all fall off, leaving the man disheartened. Last panel, the man walks out, dejected. Dethany: 'Did you accept his numbers?' Fi: 'I swiped left.'B.C.: 'How many grains of sand are on this beach?' Peter: 'Five hundred and sixty gillion.' B.C.: 'You're a genius, Peter.'Neil: 'Hey, a Rubik's Cube! I used to be really good at those! But you can only solve them five times. Then you have to buy another one.' Leticia: 'Five times? Er ... why's that, Neil?' Neil: 'After that, the little square stickers aren't sticky anymore.'An anthropomorphic numeral 8 talks to the doctor about its weight and its eating. The doctor performs surgery, cutting off a loop and turning the figure into a 9. It smiles and waves, and the new 9 goes off to join its friends 2, 0, and 1.Yes, I Am Late With The Comics Posts Today
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/12/27/reading-the-comics-december-22-2018-christmas-break-edition/#respondThu, 27 Dec 2018 18:00:24 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=6151Continue reading "Reading the Comics, December 22, 2018: Christmas Break Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/12/27/reading-the-comics-december-22-2018-christmas-break-edition/feed/0nebusresearchEric on a treasure hunt: Eric asking, 'Wait ... triangle marks the spot? No ... rhombus marks the spot? Dodecahedron marks the spot?' A square sighs; an X coughs, 'ahem!'Wheel Of Theoretical Mathematics. Contestant: 'I'd like to buy a sqrt(x).' On the board are several mathematical expressions, including 'dx = sqrt{pi}', 'a^2 + b^2 = (a + b)', and 'dy/dx x^4 - (1 - x^2)^4$.Scientist guy runs in to the Lucky Cow restaurant. The scientist begs of cashier Neil, the left half of Schrodinger's equation equals ?!? Neil thinks about it some and then provides the answer, earning the scientist's gratitude and the admiration of his coworkers. Later, out in back, Neil pays off the scientist.