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  1. Michael Beeson GoComics Pro Member commented on Barney & Clyde 3 months ago

    I’m used to having to google to understand this strip, but today that didn’t help. Somebody give me a hint!

  2. Michael Beeson GoComics Pro Member commented on Doonesbury 6 months ago

    Just to clarify the point of the commenter who thinks the students pay the professor’s salary: very few students pay as much as 50% of the cost of their education. At state universities, the taxpayers pick up the tab. At private universities, there is a lot of financial aid. What’s left is paid either by the parents, or by the Feds on student loans that the students don’t really think about paying back. While most of my students do pay attention in class, I retired a year early because of the widespread opinion among senior engineering students that they should pass the course by doing half the work.

  3. Michael Beeson GoComics Pro Member commented on WuMo 6 months ago

    needs a wall of books behind him to show he’s well-read.

  4. Michael Beeson GoComics Pro Member commented on Sylvia 6 months ago

    nice try, but you left about half the words unused!

  5. Michael Beeson GoComics Pro Member commented on The Fusco Brothers 6 months ago

    Huh? I don’t get the joke.

  6. Michael Beeson GoComics Pro Member commented on Barney & Clyde 8 months ago

    Even the few plutocrats who had that much cash during the Depression couldn’t carry one of the $100K bills, though. They were only used for official transactions between Federal Reserve Banks, and the Treasurer of the United States only issued them to Fed banks that had an equal amount of gold in the Treasury. The note featured a picture of Woodrow Wilson.

  7. Michael Beeson GoComics Pro Member commented on Barney & Clyde 10 months ago

    No, he just knew he hadn’t taught her that series.

  8. Michael Beeson GoComics Pro Member commented on Barney & Clyde 11 months ago

    From Wikipedia’s article on Pythagoras:

    Concerning the fate of Pythagoras himself, the accounts varied. Some say that he perished in the temple with his disciples,43 others that he fled first to Tarentum, and that, being driven from there, he escaped to Metapontum, and there starved himself to death.44 His tomb was shown at Metapontum in the time of Cicero.45

  9. Michael Beeson GoComics Pro Member commented on WuMo 12 months ago

    What is that equation? I’m a mathematician and I expect to recognize equations I see in the comics!

  10. Michael Beeson GoComics Pro Member commented on Barney & Clyde about 1 year ago

    I think using an ampersand should be considered cheating.

    Stephen, post your 26-letter pangram!