Saturday, August 27, 2011

Which calendar system?

Thanks to a friend for pointing Ol' Myrt to this gifted cartoonist Randall Munroe at 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     :)
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:

    (segueing from tonight's SL chat about family memories)
    a family Christmas:

    And a classic that can apply to erroneous citations/trees anywhere: :)