Archive for the ‘Cartoon’ Category

The Office Microwave Saga


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Today’s comics come from my time working at the University of Michigan Library. For a while I used to draw daily whiteboard comics depicting life in the International Studies division. Here’s a series depicting The Great Microwave Crisis of 2015. …

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Microwave crisis on 2015-02-11


xkcd Phone 6


(xkcd) – Randall Munroe:

“Introducing the xkcd Phone 6, VIII, 10, X, 26, and 1876.

We didn’t start this nonconsecutive version number war, but we will not lose it.” …

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xkcd Phone 6

Still in Use


(xkcd) – Randall Munroe:

Sorry, you can’t empty the garbage yet. A paper towel in here is currently in use by some object in your house.” …

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Randall Munroe: xkcd 1888: Still in use

Color Models


(xkcd) – Randall Munroe:

Evolution of my understanding of color over time …

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Randall Munroe: xkcd 1882: color models

Crocodile Danedee


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

The bear in The Winter’s Tale gets all the glory, but there are actually many underrated animals in Shakespeare. Three of my favorites are in Hamlet: the beaver, the porpetine, and… the crocodile! …

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Mya Gosling: Crocodile Danedee

How “Measure for Measure” Should Have Ended


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Poor Isabella has SUCH a rough time, and is given such a rough time by everybody for prioritizing her religious convictions (i.e. not agreeing to sleep with Angelo) over the life of her brother. And then what happens at the end? The duke is all “EVERYTHING IS SETTLED, YOU’LL MARRY ME NOW, IT’S ALL GOOD”.

To be fair, he leaves the question marginally more open than that, but he is the DUKE, and it’s super-hard to say “no” to a Duke. Her response to his proposition is deafening silence, and how she actually reacts is up to interpretation. …

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Mya Gosling: Measure for Measure alternative ending

Shakespearean Vocabulary, part 5


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Shakespearean words don’t necessarily mean what you think they mean. …

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Mya Gosling: Shakespearean Vocabulary, part 5



(Jesus and Mo) – Barmaid:

“The problem is that the premise upon which you base your worldview – namely that there exists a “holy book” inspired by God – is not only unjustified, but it has a retarding effect on your ethical thinking.” …

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Jesus and Mo 2017-08-16: Think

Eclipse Science


(xkcd) – Randall Munroe:

“Tell me, are you scientists exited for the eclipse?” …

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Randall Munroe: xkcd 1877: Eclipse science

Computers vs. Humans


(xkcd) – Randall Munroe:

We computers finally beat you humans at Go.” …

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Randall Munroe: xkcd 1875: computers vs. humans