Over on my mathematics blog I have a fresh round of mathematics-themed comics, so if you’ve not read that, I’d be grateful if you did. I admit I’m not deliberately trying to be funny with what I say over there, but, plenty of things I say meaning to be funny don’t pan out that way, so, maybe I can amuse people by trying the other way around.
In non-mathematics comic strip news, Bud Sagendorf’s Popeye has somehow got eight more weeks to run of the question of what Popeye’s last name is, and I’m strangely fascinated by the development that now Popeye knows what his last name is. It can’t have been revealed to the audience when the series first ran in 1980, because Wikipedia hasn’t got Popeye’s last name and I’d imagine Popeye’s last name to be almost as fascinating to Wikipedia as Lieutenant Columbo’s first name. (It’s “Lieutenant”.) So somehow this has to get through eight more weeks of story without anyone saying a name that left him weeping, and, without getting back to the question of what Olive Oyl’s middle name is.
And past that, over in Greg Evans and Karen Evans’s Luann, four teenagers have managed to get themselves battered, torn, and injured after the ordeal of walking across an empty field, because they are apparently very old people made of a brittle, defective plaster.