31 January 2017

Erosion of energy

So what do we do about it?
I know I should support free and independent investigative journalism, and tell elected representatives how I feel as a constituent, and call out injustice when I see it, and and and...
...be patient when it doesn't seem like anything I do is making a difference, and I don't have the energy to spare?

30 January 2017

Recommended for you

"How do these algorithms always get it so wrong?"
___"Right? There needs to be a way to specifically hate-browse, so it knows you're not actually interested."

25 January 2017

El espíritu de investigación

Amigos y amigas hispanohablantes que buscan el cómico, que ustedes salten la explicación en inglés.

Sometimes, I find copies of my comics on places like Pinterest, imgur, and the Facebeast without attribution. That's why I started adding the web address to each image, in fact. I don't get too upset at the breach of internet etiquette itself, but I oppose the stealing of these comics without attribution for two main reasons:
  1. If people like the one cartoon they see (heavily JPEGged copy-of-a-copy though it may be), I want them to know where to get more, and
  2. I sometimes include text related to the cartoon, and stealing just the image is like pirating the first 120 minutes of a 130-minute movie. That's just stupid.
So a weird thing happened the other day.
I saw a cartoon I had drawn about 9 months ago, one that gets copied with and without attribution quite a bit; that wasn't the weird part. This one happened to be in Spanish, and it had been redrawn (probably in MS Paint) in a pretty close imitation of my style. I'll insert that one at the end of this post, but first, I have used my original drawing with the Spanish translation in my own handwriting. I'm not a native Spanish-speaker and my much greater French fluency tends to intrude on my Spanish efforts, so mis amigos y amigas hispanohablantes, please send me corrections if something here isn't quite right. And if you want other comics translated, we can make that happen.

Oh, and also: there was text accompanying this one. Here's my best effort at translating it as well:
¿Deseas mantener un modelo geocéntrico del universo? ¿O nunca curar la poliomielitis? ¿Sí? Pues sigue haciendo así.

And here's the promised remake. I'm honestly kind of impressed. Only a little, though.

Applause assessment

24 January 2017

Pure comedy

It's the only known security system to be powered by the very object it protects.

03 January 2017


"Oh, is this not Intermediate Interruptions?"
___"Ah, no. That course, I believe, is in room two-hundred and eleven of this building."
"I'm awfully sorry about that. What class is this?"
___"Misleading Strangers For Fun & Profit. It's a seminar."