Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Exam time

This week and some of next, I am buried under an avalanche of assignments, exams, and holiday obligations. This leaves me little time to tend the blog I've been cultivating these past weeks.

In times of stress, I dive straight into the land of webcomics for a quick chortle and break from reality. Have a read of these little gems and join me again here on Friday, December 12th for part two on diets: The good, the bad, and the sugary. You can find part one here.

Drive - Dave Kellett of Sheldon (another fave of mine) takes us on a journey into the future of an interstellar space-faring humanity.
Turmoil has engulfed the second Spanish Galactic Empire, the Emperor has been replaced by this brother under suspicious Shakespearean circumstances and a war with the race who invented the interstellar drive "discovered" by the Empire is looming. Join the brave, curmudgeonly Captain Taneel and her rag-tag crew as they adventure through space to find a mysterious species of natural-born drive-pilots - the Empire's only hope in the oncoming war.

xkcd - This one hardly needs any introduction. Quirky, funny, sometimes deep, usually sarcastic - Randall Munroe's look on life is just like ours but with a significant twist: he has the data to back it up.

PhD Comics - Jorge Cham's take on PhD life is right on the grant money, after all he did do one himself. It doesn't matter where in the world you're doing your doctorate, it's always the same. Application forms, data acquisition difficulty, free food, coffee break, the supervisor... these are universal to the PhD and universally funny.

SMBC - Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal by Zach Weiner is a winner. Biology, physics, chemistry, politics, history... it's all fair game to this one-panel master (who often does not restrict himself to one panel). As a daily updating comic, it's usually the first one I check.

Happy reading nerderinos! Come back on the 12th for the dubious re-launch of this blog.

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