Maria's Day by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

Maria's Day

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  1. Dennis Wiles

    Dennis Wiles said, almost 2 years ago

    I also hate fractions poor poor kids.

  2. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Dennis Wiles

    I don’t hate them. I was just no good at them. I suspect that they didn’t like me…

  3. Dragon0131

    Dragon0131 said, almost 2 years ago

    Sorry, the story line is so implausible, even I can’t believe it. Schools generally will close if >50% of the student population is out sick. If there are other students in the same grade, they’ll combine it to one class, and then only if they can’t contact parents or guardians to pick them up. Then there will be art, music, some review, but generally no real teaching.

  4. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Again, it’s a joke. Yes, John and I bat these things around sometimes, deciding what crosses the line. But this is within thee parameters of allowability for a gag strip. Exaggeration is funny. It only goes to far if it becomes out and out misinformation.

  5. Stella S

    Stella S said, almost 2 years ago

    Question: Has anyone EVER had to use fractions outside of school? I can’t ever remember saying, I just cut a pie in 6/6, and we have 4 kids. Hopw many piece of the pie will be left?"

  6. Happy, Happy, Happy!!!

    Happy, Happy, Happy!!! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Stella S

    I like to putter around in the kitchen, but i don’t have a large family to cook for.
    Since recipes in cook books are made for larger servings, i am forced to half or third recipes all the time.

    I wish i was better at fractions, because its a struggle at times.

  7. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Fractions are often useful in everyday life. For example, I find myself only giving half my attention to my wife when she complains about her workday.

  8. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Ms. Payne is so loving this!! She’s getting Maria back for some of those times when Maria asked the craziest of questions. LOL!!

    @ Dragon0131 – Take it easy, it’s a comic and it’s a good story line. As Scott said, it’s an exaggeration (like most comics) so that it will be funny. If you want realistic, go read Mary Worth (and even that is not entirely realistic).

  9. johnzakour

    johnzakour GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Dragon0131

    Actually we’ve only seen 4 kids in the class so for all we know 1/2 the kids are still there. But yes we know its an exaggeration used for comic effect.

  10. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @johnzakour

    That’s true. We have to assume the class is bigger than just Maria, Joey, Sue and Bob.

  11. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, almost 2 years ago

    Just keep your mouth Maria.

  12. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, almost 2 years ago

    @Comic Minister

    Just curious… did you forget a “shut” in there?

  13. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Redkaycei Repoc

    I don’t think so. Comic Minister was no doubt concerned that Maria might lose her mouth…

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Dragon0131

    Just imagine the rest of the school isn’t missing 98% of there classes. Does that help the plausibility index? Otherwise suspend it for the duration.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Stella S

    Any kind of measurements where you have to make exact sections you do though i prefer decimal to fractions.

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