The Cosmos as Group Project

The suggestion that the cosmos might have multiple creators, and/or one or more bungling ones, is voiced in David Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. This cartoon from SMBC updates the image to one that is particularly appropriate for the end of the semester. Do click through and push the red button for the final punchline. And [Read More...]

Meow

I love this clever sign that the Modern Foreign Languages department at Butler University came up with. A bulldog saying “Meow” – now that’s a foreign language! [Read more...]

A Hat Greater Than Which Cannot Be Conceived

The latest from Existential Comics. Click through to see the rest of the comic. If you don’t get the jokes, ask! [Read more...]

Finals Week

This week is finals week at Butler University and many other universities. The image above was shared on Facebook by Butler University Libraries. I remember one day as an undergraduate student when I had studied all I could, and would be taking a big exam the next day. I watched a James Bond movie, just [Read More...]

More To Life

This New Yorker cartoon made me laugh, but it makes a serious point. There is more to life than answering questions, whether the mysteries be scientific, theological, political, or of any other sort. [Read more...]

Prescription Coffee

This is a real thing. You can buy The Prescription Coffee Mug from Big Mouth Toys on Amazon.com. Apparently you can get it in some stores for less, if the photo (which came to my attention via Facebook) is to be believed. Feel free to buy one for yourself and one for me. At least, [Read More...]

Jesus as a Teen

The cartoon is from Inherit the Mirth. It connects nicely to a discussion I had in my “Heresy” class recently. If Jesus was not rebellious in his teen years, if he did not learn to be obedient to his parents the way everyone else does, then is there any meaningful sense in which he was [Read More...]

Thanks, Bing

This isn’t something I found online. I actually made the above myself. I saw Facebook offering to translate laughter, and just had to click to see what it offered as the translation. What’s the deeper significance? Laughter is untranslatable? Laughter needs no translation? Bing is useless? All of the above? [Read more...]

Demonized Water

It sounds like the opposite of holy water. But it is presumably just a typo. Can you figure out what the student meant to write? Via Reddit. [Read more...]

Honest Political Ad

This ad for Gil Fulbright for Senate is very funny and poignant. I’ve been having my students write about how to achieve utopian aims for the final papers in my First Year Seminar course. One student mentioned making politicians more honest, and I immediately thought that that was unrealistic. But the truth is, we could [Read More...]

How To E-Mail Your (Not You’re) Professor

This tutorial comes to you courtesy of PhD Comics. If you are not sure why it is funny, don't ask…it's in the syllabus.   [Read more...]


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