Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Comic 984 - Space Launch System

You can’t just sit round being artsy
If you want to roll the space-race yahtzee.
You need über-smart guys
And surprise surprise,
That usually means an ex-Nazi.

Original comic here.

I should perhaps stress that I personally am not in favour of recruiting Nazis for technological projects, although I do very much enjoy a game of Yahtzee.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Comic 983 - Privacy

Two college kids, Frisky and Foxy,
Were blocked by their room-mate’s raid. Poxy!
Not content with just stopping
Its fans from bed-hopping,
Warcraft now creates virgins by proxy.

Original comic here.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Comic 982 - Set Theory

When sets start to cause you frustration
Don't yield to tears and ululation
Don't shout or get cross
Just remind them who's boss
It's called proof by intimidation.

Original comic here.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Comic 981 - Porn Folder

There once was a man from Livorno
Whose system for stashing his porno
Was way more depraved
Than the content there saved –
Screwing file structures gave him the horn-o.

Original comic here.

BONUS CONTENT: There's an opportunity for a slightly arcane anglicised version of this one, so here it is:

There was a sysadmin from Leghorn
Whose system for stashing his peghorn
Was way more depraved
Than the content there saved–
Screwing file structures gave him the heghorn.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Comic 980 - Money

A meticulous chart that compares
The values of all the world’s wares?
If you want to see more
It’s right there in the store
Priced at just fifteen little green squares.

Original comic here.

Non-comic 979 - ???

Dear Reader, it's just as you fear
The comic has yet to appear
And since it is late
We'll both have to wait
You won't find no limericks here.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Classic comic 22 - Barrel - Part 3

There once was a boy in a drum
Who drifted in search of his mum.
He was caught, while unready,
In a fast-flowing eddy:
His future looks gloomy and glum.

Original comic here.

The third episode in this gripping tale. Parts 1 and 2 are here and here.

Comic 979 - Wisdom of the Ancients

When I Google the faults with my coding
There's one thing that brings on foreboding:
One post. Same applies.
Eight years passed. No replies.
So... what's next? My computer imploding?

Original comic here.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Comic 978 - Citogenesis

From computers to scooters to skiffle
Wikipedia's packed full of piffle.
This citation cycle
Is taking the Michael
When it could have been beautiful. *sniffle*

Original comic here.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Comic 977- Map Projections

The projection we know as Gall-Peters
Gets everything right in square metres;
It'd be on my wall
If its fans were not all
Peruvian-hatted bean-eaters.

Original comic here.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Classic comic 11 - Barrel - Part 2

There once was a boy in a cask
Who said, "Is it too much to ask
That I might float some place
With a motherly face?"
But it proved to be too great a task.

Original comic here.

The second instalment in the Barrel Saga. The first limerick is here.

Comic 976 - Sail

There once was a man in a boat
When the wind made his sail start to bloat.
It blew off like a bubble
But he said “What's the trouble?
The main thing is, I am afloat.”

Original comic here.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Comic 975 - Occulting Telescope

An astronomer started to shout:
"There is now not a trace of a doubt"
(He gave a slight sob)
"That I'm in the wrong job –
These stars are all freakin' me out!"

Original comic here.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Comic 974 - The General Problem

There once was a techie from Holt
Whose friend asked him, "Pass me the salt?"
He sat there, inert
Till well after dessert
That far-sighted fellow from Holt.

Original comic here.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Comic 973 - MTV Generation

When teenagers act a bit naughty,
Do not use that term, Mr Haughty.
"MTV Generation"
Was an 80s creation–
By now, they're all well over forty.

Original comic here.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Comic 972 - November

November is one of the fines’
Months of the year, but there’s one minus.
Disregarding all fairness
It brings tongue awareness
And leaves people all licking like Linus.

Original comic here.