Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Top 10 Blog Posts of 2009

The Top 10 Blog Posts of 2009
by number of visits, as measured by Google Analytics.

This doesn't account for the number of times that people just clicked on the blog itself and read whatever was on the main page.

1. Top Taco
2. Bardic Geometry
3. How Cold Is It?
4. List of Pythagoeran Triples 3-50
5. Motivational Math Poster (*)
6. Fear
7. Oxymoron
8. St. Patrick's Day 2009
9. Fantasy Island
10. Sammy Davis, Jr., Mathematician.

(*) -- not my image. I found it and posted it.

For what it's worth, the following posts from 2008 outperformed some of the ones above in 2009. I don't know if that's because people are reading the archives, or they're finding links in Google or maybe hitting here through StumbleUpon or Digg.

Reflection over the X-axis (Number 1 overall), What's a Parabola?, Qwerty Smileys and Famous Movie Math Quotes #12 (there haven't been any others, so far), plus some monthly archives.

It's nice to see some non-cartoon stuff in the list.
Also, if a link is broken, please, let me know. Some of the older links are still pointing to geocities instead of my new storage site. I'm (slowly) working on it.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Where There's Smoke

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Time to think outside the boxers.

(Pity, I could've had this up in time for Boxer..., er Boxing Day.)


Monday, December 28, 2009

Alternate Energy

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It's the current trend. Expect legislation from Washington, AC/DC.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas 2009

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Post your answer on the blog.

Extra Clue 1: Melchior said that he would like to visit Saba someday.

Extra Clue 2: The final gift was placed next to the gold.

Extra Clue 3: Just Google it, already.


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Meeting the Relatives

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When it comes to his stately Wayne manner, he does have a bad
Repp.


Monday, December 21, 2009

Where It's "At".

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Getting email is difficult if your username is @.
He could try b@cave.com

Or he can just use his phone -- the @ mobile.


Friday, December 18, 2009

To the Nth Degree

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Somewhere out there, beyond the stars, beyond infinity itself ...
... there is an even bigger idiot.

As for the Graham's number and the Ackermann function, check out the commentary below this webcomic. He explains it better than I could.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Disarray

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Dis is your brain on math. Any questions?

Monday, December 14, 2009

A Simpler Time

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And we watched what was on TV when it was on TV.
On a TV.


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sunday Comic: Super-Stickman Graphite Novel page 14

Dateline: Stick-World!
Our Hero has been saved from making any rash actions and pauses for some kind words of advice? Will he take them to heart and will they guy his fate? Will they have all the subtlety of a marching band in a library?

Click on the link and follow the exciting story!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

News: Fixed comic; 8000+ hits

Two things:

First, the FOIL rap comic has been updated to fix an incorrect word that I hadn't noticed until after it had been posted. "Last terms next" should have been "Last terms now" for a better internal rhyme.

Second, I am amused by the choice of comics that people choose to Stumble. Yesterday, over 8000 people viewed Electron Day, Part 2 (not Part 1, mind you). I laughed at the comments if only so that I wouldn't cry. Those that liked it gave it a Thumbs Up and moved on. However, two who hated it said so in rather vivid terms. (And, of course, one used the word "fail", probably because he doesn't have a firm grasp of the English language yet.)

Friday, December 11, 2009

MMIX - Up

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Or he could have been doing a handstand.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Odd Couple, episode 2

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He's getting back to his roots.

These two first appeared last year on November 13, naturally.


Monday, December 07, 2009

Stem and Leaves

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Want alt text? "Why don't you make like a stem, and leaf!"

Belle and Mr. Whiskers previously appeared here and here.




I was going to do a What's the 411? joke for the 411th comic, but then I thought, "Does anyone still say that?"

Friday, December 04, 2009

Factorial

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I wanted an explanation, not an exclamation.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

FOIL (Again)

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The *nsync version is "Bi- by Bi-".



I was tempted to do a Formula 409 comic (for the 409th comic).
The temptation passed.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Perimeter

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If you're given the perimeter and the fact that it's a regular pentagon, it's solvable.
And, yes, someone once used the "find x" gag on a worksheet.
Co-incidentally, he repeated the year. Again.


Farmville Funnies #1

A bonus comic:



Farmville is a trademark of Zynga, Inc.
Since I didn't do the artwork, it's not going on the CG site as an "official" comic. It will probably show up on my Facebook page instead.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday Comic: Super-Stickman Graphite Novel page 13

Dateline: Stick-World!
The villain has fled the scene. Will Our Hero chase blindly after him? Or will he use his head and formulate a new plan.

Click on the link and follow the exciting story!

Fishing

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Did he four-get to mention that?

Follow-up to this comic.




Whoops. This was posting on the CG site yesterday. Forgot to post it here.

Today's strip will be up in a little while, for a varying quantity of "little".

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving 2009!

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Until I was fifteen, cranberry sauce was served by the slice.
... and we liked it that way!

Now get out of the kitchen until the dishes need to be done.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Useful Formulas

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It's Force times Distance or Power times Time or something like that.

If there's a mistake, email it with the Subject: 404 - Error.


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday Comic: Super-Stickman Graphite Novel page 12

Dateline: Stick-World!
Taking candy from a baby is child's play. Endangering a child with a runaway car while the robbing a candy store takes a sick mind and rotund body!

Will Our Hero be in time to save the girl and catch the villain in the act?

Click on the link and follow the exciting story!

Friday, November 20, 2009

10Q! 10Q Very Much!

Maybe it's a case of the Strip That Would Not Die. I don't know.

Someone, not me, Stumbled my Combining Like Terms cartoon (which is also here). I got a bunch of hits from that posting.

Then about two weeks ago, there was another spike in the hit count, for the same cartoon from the same source.

Now, in the past two days, StumbleUpon has sent 6,000 more visitors in my direction, mostly heading for this one cartoon (and some going to Speed Limit II, which I didn't know was on their site).

Hopefully, I'm getting some positive feedback. (Sadly, I can't read it here at school.)

The funny thing is that that particular joke was sitting on the back burner, waiting for a break to post it. It was, basically, a back-up comic for when I was otherwise coming up blank. Guess I should re-evaluate what should be on the back burner.

And, "Thank You" for stopping by for the past two years and 400 comics.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Oblivious or Illiterate?

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I don't know if you label being unable to read a clock "illiteracy", but it should be called something because it's more widespread than you can imagine.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Leave a Message

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For my younger readers: once upon a time people use to have a separate machine next to their house phone that saved messages, and it was called an answering machine.

For my even younger readers: once upon a time people use to have a separate phone hanging on the wall in their homes, and it was called their home phone.


Saturday, November 14, 2009

400 B.C.

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And you can send a tablet to school, but the pencil must be lead.

with apologies to Stan Laurel



Comic #400

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My Father's Footsteps

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And he liked it that way



Happy Veterans Day!
I thought I'd focus on one Veteran in particular today.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Monday, November 09, 2009

Sunny Day, Sweeping the Clouds Away...

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Still waiting for that call.
I'll sing "Rubber Duckie" with Ernie, if that works better for you guys.