Half Marathon / Funny Jokes

There’s a very beautiful-looking marathon / half going on up in the middle of Pennsylvania on May 31st. A friend of a friend wants to run it, and I’m thinking of doing the half. This will be on little-to-no appropriate training, but I think I can suck it up and finish, as long as a long run this weekend goes well. We’ll see.

In other news, Pearls Before Swine continues to make me laugh.

Pearls Before Swine - 8/13/2008

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Get Your War On

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Applies to…everything?

I think this Venn diagram is clever:

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From a nerdy article that’s probably not interesting to anyone reading this. It’s not even really interesting to me, but I at least know what he is talking about

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Science And Cartoons

Cartoon of National Wildlife Preserves

A while ago my friend Elizabeth sent a facebook group invite around about some group for independent science. I joined after letting the invite languish for a week or so. It turns out I made the right choice. The Union of Concerned Scienctists is running a contest:

This spring, creative minds throughout America took the opportunity to show off their artistic and comedic talents in support of independent science by entering the 2nd annual Science Idol: the Scientific Integrity Editorial Cartoon Contest. We received hundreds of compelling cartoons and our panel of celebrity judges helped narrow those entries to 12 great finalists.

Check out the finalists for yourself, but this one is my favorite.

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I ran into an interesting article on recontextualizing a couple of daily comic strips that’s worth checking out. [via Statistically Improbable Phrases] The highlight for me was in a linked forum:

Three panel cartoon of Garfield and Jon with speech bubbles removed

More at Truth and Beauty Bombs.

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It’s been a while…

Pearls Before Swine - May 13, 2007

It’s been a while since a syndicated comic (other than Get Fuzzy) made me laugh out loud. I like this one, though.

There’s an official website, but I read it using the unofficial Pearls Before Swine comics-only feed.

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