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Sickeningly Adorable

I suspect dogs think something similar, but are simply too insecure to act on it. ↓ TranscriptHOBO: Why do cats lie on their backs if they're just going to attack us when we rub their bellies? MITTENS: To lull you into a false sense of security. HOBO: How is that at all practical in the wild? MITTENS: Have you seen ... Read More »

Jerk Phone

When you run into people who can’t ignore their phone for more than fifteen minutes, I do sort of assume they’re in an abusive relationship with their phone. ↓ TranscriptKLOWNUS: I downloaded a new app to help me lose weight. It searches social network site to find pictures of girls you had crushes on back in school. KLOWNUS: Then it ... Read More »

The Simplicity of Email

Universities are very skilled at taking very simple technology and making it unbearably complicated. I’m not sure why, but I have my suspicions. ↓ TranscriptBEARD: Why does it take fifteen clicks to access our email through the web? HOBO: You'd think we could type in one address and be there. STEVE: Sir, faculty complaints have dropped by forty percent! CZAR: ... Read More »

Automatic Computer Logout

Sometime sit and watch a timed computer lab–even one that closes at a certain hour. It’s like a weird psychological experiment as the time counts down. ↓ TranscriptLIBRARIAN: We've set all the computers to auto log students out after an hour. LIBRARIAN: That way no single student monopolizes a computer all night. LIBRARIAN: Unfortunately, it's produced a Pavlovian response to ... Read More »

Women in Video Games

These types of discussions are always fun, because everyone ends up feeling judged. ↓ TranscriptHOBO: So what does the representation of women in video games tell us about the cultural portrayal of femininity? TREY: Just because women in video games are all hot and barely clothed doesn't change how I feel! MEGAN: Really? TREY: Stop judging me! Read More »

Internet Grants All Knowledge

The Internet is an awesome tool to learn. Unfortunately, I don’t think most people ever use it for that. They use it for stupid reasons. Like reading comics. ↓ TranscriptBILLY: Professors, all my teachers tell me to spend less time online! HOBO: So? BILLY: I learn more from the Internet than I ever do in class. BEARD: Such as? BILLY: ... Read More »

Top ten most popular Professor Hobo comics of 2013

This year saw some changes for Professor Hobo as a comic. For the past few years we’ve been producing three comics a week. About midway through this year we switched to about one a week. Why? Some personal changes in our lives made the upkeep of a three-times-a-week comic a bit too much to handle. Nevertheless, we still found success ... Read More »

Customer Loyalty Card

I always assume there’s a nefarious motive behind everything, and then an even more secret, more nefarious purpose behind that. It makes shopping a real psychological pain. ↓ TranscriptCASHIER: Do you have your customer card? HOBO: What is the point of that thing? To track everything I buy? CASHIER: Nah, we can do that with your credit card. HOBO: So ... Read More »

Webcam Insecurity

I worry more about I.T. departments than I do the NSA on a day to day basis. Not that I’m giving the other a pass, it’s just that I assume one is more bored than the either. ↓ TranscriptHOBO: Are you using the webcams on our computers to spy on us? I use mine at home! When I'm half naked! ... Read More »

Technology in the Classroom

I suppose it must feel that way to people on the I.T. side, but I’m constantly amazed how often I’m told I don’t like technology. Maybe some professors don’t embrace it, but I think most don’t embrace their particular technology because it doesn’t work. ↓ TranscriptMOLE: We're here from I.T. to figure out why you don't use more technology in ... Read More »