Over There, Mathematics Comics


Over on the mathematics blog I’ve posted some discussion of a half-dozen comics that mention mathematics themes. If that seems a little vague to you, I’ve also included an alleged mathematics joke that I’ve never seen anybody actually tell and why it should be termed a joke.

I’m embarrassed that I don’t have anything more to offer in terms of comic strips right now, not even one that I thought was funny like the Mary Worth where everybody’s horrified at having to talk with Mary, so let me offer the search term poetry that has brought people to here the past couple weeks:

  • spoof text title math and cartoon strip
  • cricket nebus
  • nobody ever died for dear old rutgers
  • pearls before swine math comic
  • cool facts about the turbo movie
  • if- then form in mathematics comics strip
  • rbert benchley jokes of the day

I’m not surprised that searches for mathematics comic strips are bringing people here. And I’m not surprised that somebody searching for “nebus” might find me because it’s a pretty distinctive name, but how cricket gets into the mix I don’t know. I’ve stared at the game without understanding what’s going on, certainly, and can kind of see how it’s related to baseball, and years ago my office computer in Singapore had a bookmark for a pretty nice cricket simulator Java applet (remember Java applets that did anything besides provide advertisements and security flaws?) and I could fiddle around with that without ever knowing what I was doing.

Also I’m curious about the writings of this “rbert benchley”, and imagine that on finding some I’ll be a fn.

(Well, seriously: Robert Benchley Jokes of the Day? He’s funny in small amounts, sure, but his Benchley touch really needs paragraphs, preferably essays, to be funny. A Benchley line by itself doesn’t show the writing off well.)

Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

5 thoughts on “Over There, Mathematics Comics”

    1. It’s dangerous talking to Mary Worth! Let her have a hint that you’re in trouble and you could get all kinds of meddling and fussiness all over you. And she won’t stop until you thank her for it.

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  1. I enjoyed your search engine poetry and thought I would share some of mine. I don’t have time to explain any of it:

    what was the name of the christmas angel?
    you should get a new 4×4 square factor puzzle
    list all the numbers of the number 8
    springbok charlie brown christmas puzzle
    factorization using magic square
    sudoku factors of numbers

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