Saturday, August 27, 2011

Which calendar system?

DearREADERS,
Thanks to a friend for pointing Ol' Myrt to this gifted cartoonist Randall Munroe at http://xkcd.com. Randall is sorta a techie version of Gary Larson (The Far Side.) After clicking around a number of Randall's sketches, I discovered this one, and just had to share it with my DearREADERS.


Randall clearly labels his work as: "Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors)." His work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License.


Search Randall's archives for Julian (as in Julian or Gregorian calendar) and you'll find a particularly telling story of yogurt.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.

1 comment:

  1. In case you didn't know, xkcd also uses mouse-over "alt" tags for extra quips. On that one: "Three headstones down, I got a call from my mom and it went from bad to worse."

    A few more to see:
    Photoshopped family heirlooms: http://xkcd.com/331/

    (segueing from tonight's SL chat about family memories)
    a family Christmas: http://xkcd.com/361/

    And a classic that can apply to erroneous citations/trees anywhere: http://xkcd.com/386/ :)

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