Comics for your Bafflement

I was a little out of sorts last week (we picked some up — with white chocolate coatings — in a candy shop outside Nevada, Ohio) so missed posting announcements that I had a bunch of mathematics comics with some explanations posted over on the mathematics blog. Two of the actual comics are included because they’re King Features strips and I’m just not positive that the links to those comics are going to be good indefinitely for people who aren’t subscribed.

And then yesterday I had another bunch of these comics, because apparently Comic Strip Master Command ordered everybody to use their mathematics jokes before summer break.

'Fred can't figure out how is online postings were able to jump back toward the board' for some reason.
Charles Boyce’s baffling Compu-Toon for the 15th of June, 2014.

Since I’m aware many people find mathematics talk confusing or intimidating, let me offer for your amusement here Charles Boyce’s Compu-Toon from this Sunday, so that you can look at it and wonder what it’s even supposed to mean.

Author: Joseph Nebus

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

6 thoughts on “Comics for your Bafflement”

    1. Aw, it’s not that weird a story. There’s this nice little candy shop, Coons Candy, about an hour north of Columbus, Ohio, and it’s worth popping in for toffee and buckeyes and the Boyer candies that aren’t just Mallo Cups and things like that. Apparently the Coons family used to be big in Nevada, Ohio, and they’ve still got the family candy shop there. Plus, the logo is a raccoon in an apron, who who can resist?


        1. I’d love to help, but I’m pretty baffled too. I think the things to stare at are the “Keypad Kid” mascot in the right-hand panel, and the weird setting of “Happy Father’s Day” in the strip’s title, underneath the hyphen. Those are also confusing elements.


  1. I think what’s going on is clear…Slylock Fox and Max Mouse are trying to drive the last few non Slick Smitty/Count Weirdly remaining humans insane and have broken in and rearranged Fred’s notes, with the breaking in skills help of one Cassandra Cat.


    1. I would go along with this, except I have trouble believing that Max Mouse could cyber-bully anyone. Even if he tried he’d somehow end up with, like, Fireplace Construction Simulator pantsing him.


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