Mar 26 2014

The laundry hamper, scourge of giraffes everywhere

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It looks to me like Barry,┬áthe ungulate featured in this doodle, has managed to get a cylindrical container stuck on his face. He probably saw some tasty leaves in a laundry hamper and couldn’t help himself. Before you shake your head in arrogance, consider this statistic: 73 percent of nearly all giraffes will get their heads stuck in laundry baskets at some point in their lives.

Though this problem existed before humans, humans certainly shoulder some blame. The number of hampers in the wild has skyrocketed since the birth of the industrial age. Luckily, you can help: The next time your laundry hamper fills up, don’t throw it away. Instead, empty it out. Laundry hampers usually can be reused two, three, or even four times.

Don’t forget! The giraffes are counting on you.

Sep 25 2013

Claude L’Giraffe

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Let me introduce you to Claude L’Giraffe, the product of a history of modern art class.

Claude is a Parisian starving artist. He prefers dry media, such as chalk or charcoal, but he will create with anything to which he has access.

He also is a giraffeman. He claims to know nothing of his origins, having grown up in an orphanage.

I am suspicious.

Dec 26 2012

A form letter for the future

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(This math class doodle from 2008 is an artifact from a past December, one where the year 2009 still held much promise for us. Inspired by that spirit of avoiding taking math notes, here is an unfinished form letter to help you mark the new year, whichever one that might be. I designed it to be generic enough to work for any situation. Either write in or choose your own answers where indicated.)

Dear future self,

The year ____ approaches. While this year was awesome/OK/crappy, I am optimistic/pessimistic/eating cheese balls for what the future brings.

For example, this year, I rode a donkey/camel/giraffe. Next year, I hope to ride a bison/goat/crocodile.

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