Category Archives: Humor

Calvin and Hobbes, and the Peanuts Gang: Describing Christmas in America

The cartoonists Charles Schultz knew, and Bill Watterson knows, an immense amount about the uniquely American way to celebrate Christmas. . Their work speaks for itself.  I hope you enjoy these cartoons, and have both a Happy Christmas and Merry … Continue reading

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One of the Funniest “Star Trek” Moments I Remember from Childhood

I did not take the Star Trek screenshots; I merely assembled the .gif at http://www.makeagif.com.

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On Math Jokes (with a new re-telling of my favorite one, about a balloon race)

Math jokes are almost universally awful — or, at least, it seems that way to me, since I spend a lot of time around ninth graders. Hearing “Gee, I’m a tree” or “Pi are square? No, pies are round, and … Continue reading

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The F.B.I., and Election 2016

  The F.B.I. has no business interfering in the presidential election process. Period.

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A Music Video: Janis Joplin’s “Mercedes Benz”

“A song of great social and political import” from the 1960s, as well as a fun song for which to make a music video — or sing, a capella, in public, loudly and obnoxiously. =D

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One Possible Definition of Physics

With my metaphorical “mathematics of sets” hat on, this is what physics looks like, to me. The further you go in the field, the more challenging the mathematics gets; also, the better (and more expensive) the toys become.

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An Accomplishment

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