Jul 23 2014

The watermelon transporter

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I see three interpretations for this high-school-math-class doodle of an alligator:

  • This is Edgar Clayton, associate professor of circus performance. He worked his tail off to get his doctorate in circusery, but now he’s wondering if he should have stuck with bartending instead. (College students don’t tip very well.)
  • This is Julia French, scientific beach-ball tester. It’s really more of an art, actually, though she’ll never admit it.
  • This is Bubba Du Puis, watermelon transporter. Don’t you worry: Though this technique looks quite dangerous, Bubba hasn’t lost a melon yet.

Jun 18 2014

Little-Known fact: Steve Allen was a superhero

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Today on Little-Known Fact, we take a look at Steve Allen.

The general public knows Allen best for his numerous works in the entertainment industry. But even more monumental were his contributions to the field of superheroery.

The story goes that a young Allen once had a stand-up gig at an Army base in Nevada. After the show, he got lost in the desert. Turns out, he was right on the edge of a nuclear test. The blast showered him with gamma rays, but instead of killing him, it made him super powerful and stuff.

That’s right: The same guy who has two stars on the Hollywood walk of fame also flew around and saved puppies from fires. He was a very busy man.

Feb 19 2014

Bots, beards, and beauty

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This doodle of unknown origin (psych class perhaps?) demands multiple interpretations. Here are three using the fact, twist, question format:

  • Tonya is a builder of and friend to robots. Or at least she was before a hacker took over her lab and turned her creations against her. Can she stop the attacker, or are parts about to start flying?
  • Daphne hates doing homework. So when the dean institutes a new rule giving automatic A’s to people with beards, she knows she must act fast. Will Amazon ship out her barrel of minoxidil in time, or will she be stuck mathing for the rest of the semester?
  • For as long as Ronald can remember, he has looked like an attractive woman. This wasn’t a problem for the plumber—until a lucrative modeling agency came calling. Will Ronald stay true to his pipes, or will the call of the catwalk plunge him away?

As evidenced by the incomplete multiplication problem on this doodle, I’m with Daphne on this one. Homework is for the birds!*

*And people who go on to earn lots of money, cure diseases, make jobs for the poor, etc.