Sunday, 5 July 2015

Special, From the Vaults

Some weeks there are just to many good comics to cover them all. Here's a group that missed out on being covered in their own week.

I covered The Dinosaur Whiteboard at the end of May 2015. Here's an interesting self referential version that explains not only the cartoon, but the original, of which it is a variation.

Although the original isn't quite as prone to the ellipsis at the end of frame 1.

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Other notable entries:
  1. Don't forget that the mammals were also around at the time of the dinosaurs. Dinosaur Killer killed. [Buni]
  2. Nowhere near as old as the dinosaurs was the last posting to Twitter The Comment but before it vanished it contained this horrifying variation on the marriage ceremony.
  3. How parents start by thinking that their children will grow up to be world-shapers but really just want them to be nice people. [Lunababoon]
  4. Who develops those things advertised on the daily deal sites, and why? The team  attempt an answer. [rm -Rf /]
  5. How do you feel about the nouveau riche? [Funday Mornings]
  6. Political: Keep calling it a race issue because if they found out the truth ... [Truthdig]

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Scheduling Conflict

This week's post almost didn't happen because I'm having a scheduling problem of my own, that plus a desk-top computer that keeps switching itself off. Grrrrr

Today's number one is this relevant posting. To be fair it wasn't my favourite until I had my own scheduling problems and now it is. Spooky or What?

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Sunday, 14 June 2015

Piñata Drivers with a Gherkin

This week I've found some oldies but goodies. Jokes that are so old that it isn't funny but with new twists that gave me a laugh.

As always, your funny bone is not my funny bone but I hope you enjoy these.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Javascript frameworks for tree huggers by senior trainees.

Ever been "the new guy" who was wheeled out to the customer as the answer to their past problems with your employer?

I know I say that the the images I used had to be Creative Commons, but CommitStrip's Le stagiaire senior (Senior Trainee) pushed all the right buttons for me.

I have to admire the young intern's ability to hold a smile.

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Knock Knock. Who's there? Alien robots.

Ever visited Dinosaur Comics? It's a restricted artwork cartoon and every cartoon is the same 6 panels (I gather there have been minor changes over time), but basically it's the same six scenes, repeated over-and over for a dozen years now.

Ryan North, the author of dinosaur comics has produced and sold a Dinosaur comics whiteboard with a better executed version of the same artwork.

Enter David Morgan-Mar who uses one of these whiteboards to create his own version The Dinosaur Whiteboard.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Resource: Creative Commons Webcomics

One thing that back-filling this blog from my saved links showed me is that if I want to retain my current format I need more Creative Commons webcomics. This page is listing all currently published, safe for work, ones I currently know of.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Not the final frontier

What's the final frontier? Startrek thought it was space. Cousteau thought it was the sea. Others think it the spirit or soul

Friday, 22 May 2015

Not all of us were born evil

 I've spend most of the day building history back from the start of my records in 2013 through to August 2014. I felt it would be a good idea to build some forward so this doesn't give the appearance of being an abandoned blog that's having a fitful resurrection.

I guess faking the history of a blog is one form of evil. Another is in this Diesel Sweeties. Unusually for my DS collection it isn't primarily about coffee, but some coffee links follow.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

What would a robot be jealous about?

1. Thanks to Diesel Sweeties we now have an answer.  It may not be the answer, but it's an answer and for a webcomic dealing with robots and people who don't exist, it will do.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Free range centaurs

Studies have shown that free range farming of chickens is not necessarily stress free either, still it has to be better than the worst types of factory farming.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Salad days.

Just because it consists of raw vegetables it doesn't mean your salad is healthy. There's good reasons why we invented cooking, and in any case a salad consisting only of raw vegetables would not necessarily be easy to digest. I spent a few years making a lot of pure vegan salads (I was never a vegan, but was having a lot of salad). Schizmatic give us this description of the Salad Sundae. It reminds me a lot of why I gave up my pure salads.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Danger unto injury or worse

Skiing is a dangerous sport, just ask Michael Schumacher, he was a motor racing driver but nearly died skiing. You are often only one slip from disaster. Formula 1 racing is safer,  I cycle, believe it or not cycling is safer. If I lived where it snowed I'd probably ski instead. Web Donuts is here to remind us of the risks, and the costs of being rescued.