FoxTrot by Bill Amend for September 22, 2019


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    awgiedawgie Premium Member 3 months ago

    Whatever works. At least they’re studying.

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    Concretionist  3 months ago

    The “ouch” comment is risible.

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    dadoctah  3 months ago

    Q: “What is the capital of Wyoming?”A: “Double-you!”

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    LeeCox  3 months ago

    By the way, the capital of Pennsylvania is Harrisburg, in case anyone was wondering!

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    Arthur Hermanson Premium Member 3 months ago

    “You see before you an elderly woman…”

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    ktfahel  3 months ago

    I think this is a awesome way to study! I’m going to share it with my daughters.

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    Joseph Shelby Premium Member 3 months ago

    There’s a game, ProdigyMath, for kids (schools pay for it usually) where the student/player is on a fantasy quest against the bad guys, and to cast spells, the student has to solve a math problem. The more powerful the spell they want to cast, the harder the math problem.

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    William Bednar Premium Member 3 months ago

    Yeah, everyone knows the Capital of Pennsylvania is Trumpsville!

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    michaeljwolff  3 months ago

    “. . . and the capital of Nebraska is LINCOLN!”

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    A R V reader  3 months ago

    Being from Philadelphia, it is not the state capital of Pennsylvania. (But it should be.)

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    cubswin2016  3 months ago

    Thou shalt not pass! (both literally and academically)

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    nosirrom  3 months ago

    But what is his favorite color?

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    jvn  3 months ago

    Not cast into the Gorge of Eternal Peril? I’m disappointed.

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    Reaven  3 months ago

    Well it’s more studying than I did in middle school

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    Status: Having nothing better to do  3 months ago

    Is the elderly woman their teacher?

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    Durak Premium Member 3 months ago

    Way to plug your upcoming book tour, Bill!

    Remember folks, Bill will be in Philadelphia in December, not Harrisburg.

    Come to Louisville, Bill!

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    scyphi26  3 months ago

    She’s hardly THAT elderly, boys.

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    TheWerefrog  3 months ago

    Maybe it’s the violence in the response in studying. Teachers don’t like any form of violence. Can’t play cops and robbers on the playground. Can’t bit your pop tart in such a way that the shape vaguely resembles a gun.

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    shamest Premium Member 3 months ago

    In their defense, they are your best students

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    I don't Know  3 months ago

    Believe it or not, a university instructor gave me an excellent study tip: re-write all your notes after class and then again before the exam. The goal is to have the subject in your head like a story you are going to tell, and the process of the brain sending the messages to the hands has already been established. Thank you, Dr. DuBois. This method is how I would manage to ace every class at any university I attended.

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    Spiney Norman Premium Member 3 months ago

    “Who would cross the bridge of death must answer me these questions three ’ere the other side he see.”

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    news  3 months ago

    Harrisburg! (I Googled it)

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    WCraft Premium Member 3 months ago

    Nice motivation. Having your heart ripped out if you don’t know the capital of Pennsylvania!

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    warriorwon  3 months ago

    And in every job interview and in daily work duties, we all had to know these useful facts,,,

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    Back to Big Mike  3 months ago

    I couldn’t remember Harrisburg. Google to the rescue…again.

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    OliverTikoff  3 months ago

    I’m trying it!

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    DCBakerEsq  3 months ago

    Elderly and ornery.

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    marilynnbyerly  3 months ago

    This series had its down sides, but it was pro-education and the slackers were treated like the idiots they were.

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    cwizard71  3 months ago

    My classmates and I would always make a game out of studying. It’s more fun that way. We did it sort of like Jeopardy, except that it was usually multiple choice and we didn’t have to answer in the form of a question.

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    Kim Metzger Premium Member 3 months ago

    I remember hearing that, in the earliest iterations of Dungeons & Dragons, the deadliest opponent you could face was the Little Old Lady. She was dangerous because she was so old she had faced and overcome all enemies. She could not be beaten, she could kill you, and the only defense against her was to run away when you heard the clacking of her false teeth.

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    dbhaddix  3 months ago

    I thought the capital of Michigan was “M”

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    Cornelius Noodleman  3 months ago

    I once hit the teacher with a paper airplane!

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    Asharah  3 months ago

    When in the real world do you need to know all the state capitals? Unless you’re appearing on Jeopardy.

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    lunatics_fringe Premium Member 3 months ago

    I know they’re kids, but really? Calling Miss O’Malley ‘elderly’? _

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    Astérix  2 months ago

    I have always found it a bit odd that the capital city of many US states is often a small, sleepy town rather than the largest city in the state as is usually case in most other countries. Take South Dakota. Why Pierre rather than Sioux Falls? Or Albany rather than NYC? Small wonder schoolchildren (and people in general although must couldn’t care less) struggle remembering their names.

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