Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. seyleigh

    seyleigh said, almost 4 years ago

    The saddest point of any STEM major’s life is when they start to understand those nerdy jokes and one-liners.

    “Don’t drink and derive,”still makes me LOL.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 4 years ago

    Every profession has its inside humor.
    re: masterskrain
    When I was at Oregon Tech, the joke was “what does a B.A. graduate say to a B.S. graduate: do you want fries with that?”
    There were actually good jobs to be had then in the sciences and engineering. I worked in engineering after graduating. That was just before Clinton and the 103rd congress cut 80% of infrastructure spending, shunting it to programs for “protected classes” as they are called, in order to buy votes.
    It was also before the 103rd Congress passed NAFTA, the WTO, and a number of other “free trade” laws that gutted our industrial sector, thus eliminating 11 million manufacturing jobs, and an estimated 44 million jobs that depended upon the manufacturing.
    In 1990, the statistics for jobs upon graduation from oregon’s universities went: 30% for UofO, 70% for OSU, and 95%to 98% for Oregon Tech’s programs.
    While it was not executive order nor the 103rd congress, Clinton on his own initiative changed the way the Feds hired. In 1992, if one had a white male and a woman or minority as the two top candidates for a job, one hired the protected class. Clinton changed it to waiving qualifications for the protected class.
    As a result, there are not that many left in Federal Civil Service that have the required degree for their job. Engineers without engineering degrees, scientists without a B.S., etc. 70% of Civil Service is female and it’s now common to have entire offices where little work is done because no one knows how.

  3. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker said, almost 4 years ago


    And that perfectly illustrates why your “facts” are so suspect: even a sixth grader can see that 30% + 70% + 95 to 98% adds up to a bit more than 100%. But, hey, you’ve never let facts get in the way of your opinions.

  4. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, almost 4 years ago


    You’ve revealed your own bias.

    He clearly meant that 30% OF the graduating class from U of O found jobs in their field, similarly 70% of OSU’s class found degree-related work, and the Tech Schools placed 95 to 98% of THEIR Grads.

    An agenda can be a hinderance to clear thinking. As you’ve shown.

  5. KasparV

    KasparV said, almost 4 years ago

    @Leo Autodidact

    I fail to see what Nab’s rant has to do with inside humor in a given profession. It starts out there but rapidly deteriorated into one of his usual self serving speeches.
    Waaah. All the women just wanted to party.
    Oregon is full of druggies.
    Wahh. I’m a nice guy and cant get a date.

  6. What-D-Hey

    What-D-Hey said, almost 4 years ago

    How many trolls does it take to ruin the comments section? Just one.

  7. prrdh

    prrdh said, almost 4 years ago

    I have to wonder what Jung would have made of this in terms of his idea of synchronicity:
    Yesterday I was reading a book that contained an anecdote about a mathematician who posed a problem whose answer was an Indiana telephone number, which, when you called it, produced a recorded message of the mathematician’s voice saying that you got the right answer, but ‘try again’. The weird thing is that the problem was based on a Fibonacci-like series, only instead of the iterative rule being
    a(n) = a(n-1) + a(n-2)
    it was
    a(n) = a(a(n-1)) + a(n-a(n-1)).

  8. prrdh

    prrdh said, almost 4 years ago

    prrdh said, less than a minute ago

    Then there are geology jokes.
    Once Ferdinand Feghoot went on a wilderness hike with a bunch of Hollywood stars, including Lee Marvin and Sally Field. On the third day, their farthest point from civilization, Ms. Field realized that she was out of Lithium and would suffer a recurrence of her bipolar disorder on the way back. Feghoot said that he had a small chemical lab in his backpack that he could use to extract the element from a suitable ore, but no such ore was to be found. After a few minutes of deliberation, Feghoot sprang to his feet and dug through the liquid refreshments that had been cached at the campsite. Holding up a can of Miller Lite, he crowed in triumph. Pointing to Mr. Marvin, he directed him to polish of the case from which Feghoot had extracted the can.
    “But I hate that horse piss,” Marvin protested.
    “But you have to do it for Ms. Fields’ sake,” Feghoot insisted. Turning to the others, he explained, “Don’t you see? If Mr. Marvin does as I say, in twenty minutes we’ll have lepidolite”.

  9. sierraseven

    sierraseven said, almost 4 years ago

    Did you hear about the guy who thought Polish notation was how Rimsky-Korsakov wrote music?


    Oh, well. You know what they say – there’s 10 kinds of people in this world: those who understand binary, and those who don’t.

  10. EdFenster

    EdFenster GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    After Noah told the animals to “go forth and multiply”, two snakes remained. They told him, “We can’t multiply, we’re adders.”

    Noah went to the top of Mt. Ararat to ask God for guidance, but when he came back, the ark was full of snakes. He said to the parents “I thought you couldn’t multiply because you were adders.”

    They replied, “See that table over there? It’s a log table.”


  11. water_moon

    water_moon said, almost 4 years ago

    My dad’s an engineer, so’s my hubby, my mom taught accounting and HR management I have heard so many math and science jokes I don’t even notice them as different from Knock knock or dumb blond jokes any more.
    If I were going to rant about jobs and “affermitive action” I’d point out that Mom was a professor because in the Deep South it’s perfectly O.K. for women to be teachers but NOT managers but that would be OT. . .

  12. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, almost 4 years ago

    “Lowest common denominator” jokes are the kind everyone will understand!

  13. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, almost 4 years ago


    I actually met a couple of Ford Motor Company engineers without a degree. They were real engineers and were well paid and everything. They looked sheepish.

  14. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    An SQL query walks into bar, sees two open tables, and asks, “May I join you?”

    Sorry, a little computer humor.

  15. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, almost 4 years ago

    Math geeks one-upping each other. Not pretty. Nice work, Mr. Mallett! You’ve found yet another way to be unfunny, and to foster a forum discussion that, like your strip, has the brainiacs doing all they can to stand out from the dummies. Oof.

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