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Wizard of Id by Parker and Hart for March 11, 2019

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    Fastfur07  about 1 year ago

    I concur, peeps. Algebra DOES save lives. But you know what’s more important? Punctuation. Seriously:

    “Let’s eat Grandma.”

    “Let’s eat, Grandma.”

    See? A comma just saved Grandma’s life. For a complete guide to punctuation, I recommend the book Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss.

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    juncarlo  about 1 year ago

    I would suppose that it is physics that would save lives, the equations that Wiz would apply are the result of formulating a theory and checking it, which is called the scientific method.

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    flagmichael  about 1 year ago

    Without some very complex calculations, because the Earth is moving at a varying speed in its elliptical orbit around the sun with additional gravitational influence from our moon, they would not have known the meteor was heading right for Earth.

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    Nachikethass  about 1 year ago

    Algebra! I like algebra!! It’s Trigonometry and Calculus I hate!!

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    Troglodyte  about 1 year ago

    The Fink will shortly re-evaluate his equation with the Wiz.

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    jpayne4040  about 1 year ago

    Wow, the wiz is a math wiz! Who knew?

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    amra_leo  about 1 year ago

    Didn’t Val Kilmer say something like that in “Red Planet”?

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Every school math teacher, college math professor and general math geek is going to have this comic pinned to their wall/desk/locker forever.

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    William Bednar Premium Member about 1 year ago

    The above comments will be added to the Wikipedia examples of: “Droll humor.”.

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    jagedlo  about 1 year ago

    “We don’t have time for Algebra, just zap that meteor! "

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    squireobrien  about 1 year ago

    It took calculus to detect the meteor – it’s going to take applied practical magic to save lives.

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    CallMeMeg  about 1 year ago

    The math is way beyond algebra. You have, at least, a 3body problem.

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    MeGoNow Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Let’s here it for giant meteor. Giant meteor. -————- He’s our man. -—————- If he can’t give us relief, -——————————— No one can.

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    El Cobbo Grande  about 1 year ago

    Impeach trump…..Impeach, trump……for me it works both ways

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    Jungfrau  about 1 year ago

    When I attended our last high school reunion in 2010 (50th) while shaking hands, and hugging a bunch of classmates, ran into a couple of the “brains” that they were noted for in school. Asked them how algebra, calculus, etc. etc. had helped them through the years. Never heard laughter that loud in a long, long time ! Then again, those that did take those classes? Hopefully they were successful in whatever job (s) they had.

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    poppacapsmokeblower  about 1 year ago

    I’d recommend orbital mechanics and calculus over algebra for this problem. “It doesn’t take a rocket scientist … Oh, wait, it does.”

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    David Huie Green  about 1 year ago

    Zap it to the other side of the Earth’s orbit.

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    cuzinron47  about 1 year ago

    I think geometry is gonna play a role too.

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  about 1 year ago

    If I had a dollar for every time algebra has helped me I have X dollars.

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