Every time we do a joke remotely related to the blind we get people accusing of us mocking the blind. I implore you, dear readers, stop reading our comics to the blind!
Posts Tagged ‘Evil Beard’
I’m amazed how quickly technology has changed that I now have students who have never owned a computer with a floppy disk drive. I wondered how long before they have never seen a traditional phone in someone’s home?
Occasionally there was a guy in college who would try to fool everyone. He usually just ended up wasting everyone’s time. Nobody was particularly happy about it, except for that guy. He probably ended up in Congress.
Sometimes I will use vacation photos in class activities. My theory is that this is about the only way you can have a captive audience view your vacation photos and not lose friends in the process. This is likely the most purely evil act I will ever commit in my life.
Sadly, I knew I was getting old when the music on the radio started giving me a headache. I’ve never been much of a pop fan, but I actually heard myself say, “I just don’t get this music.” Don’t worry, I’m making a sign to keep the kids off my lawn so I won’t have to waste so much time yelling. Hmm, there’s probably an app for that.
When I was in high school I can recall a friend who had a laser pointer and spent all of his time shining in the general vicinity of another friend just to annoy him. He would wildly flail his arms yelling not to shine it in his eyes. Today, I assume that kid is either dead from radiation, or the Incredible Hulk.
I didn’t bother searching for these on Amazon first, so there may very well be a Bi-curious George already in print. I bet it would be a big seller. Anyway, what are you suggestions for children’s books written by academics?
Dr. Klownus has incredibly thin arms. He could be a female model with those arms. And the third panel is a joke, before anyone comments or writes in to correct us.
“Show it, don’t tell” is a good rule of writing. The basic idea, for those who don’t know, is that instead of telling me a character is grumpy, you should instead show me through their actions. In other words, don’t give me pages of exposition from the narrator, but show me through the plot development. That rule is even more true in visual media like comics, but of course, we’re still prone to this pitfall. Note just about any film that features heavy narration telling us what the lead character is feeling about a particular turn of events.
I’d love to try to write an explanation here on why we find this funny, but since it involves guns, I can pretty much rest assured that it will infuriate those on both sides of the gun control issue for ridiculous reasons. So, that’s pretty much what’s funny about it.