Hey dedicated kids who keep checking for new comics: I have a job! I’ll be moving this summer to a tenure track job in upstate New York. Anyway, I defend soon and then I have all the time in the world for…comics! Among other things, but definitely comics.
In the meantime, here’s something you can do to boost your karma. Last year, one of my friends broke his kneecap. What I should say is that someone put a post through a bike bridge–the one he bikes to work across at 4am–and he had a terrible wreck that laid him up pretty much all summer. (Bike Crash in Lincoln, NE)
Now, this summer, he has a chance to go to Barista Camp, but only if he wins a contest (or the lotto). I’m thinking that it would be nice if a bunch of strangers pitched in to send him somewhere nice for a long weekend. Kind of poetic justice. If this sounds like your kind of Chaotic Good, then go vote for him: Vote!
Good news! Your generosity means that Brown Sharpie will continue to plague the Internet for a few years and I will continue to doodle uses for that big heavy
brick book we younger generations know as Lang’s Algebra.
Many folks requested new comics, so I’m going to try to come up with some new horrible puns to inflict upon you, perhaps at a rate of 1 every 2 weeks or so.
Also, thanks to your donations, I can buy the fancy toilet paper this week when I go grocery shopping instead of thieving it from the math department (just kidding, Math Department! I only steal toilet paper from other buildings on campus…). If you have enjoyed Brown Sharpie, didn’t get a chance to kick in a few bucks, and want to support my fancy toilet paper habit, you are welcome to donate via the link in the last news post. Or go buy yourself a treat from the shop!
All sarcasm aside, I am deeply touched by how many of you contributed to the hosting fund. You guys are the best. I mean it. If I were grading your papers you would get 10/10 with smiley faces in the 0s. And bonus points.
It’s not a comic, but here’s one for you: What do you call half the circumference of a bashful unit circle? Humble π!
It’s time to pay for hosting again, and I find myself broke. If you’d like BrownSharpie to remain on the web (and if you’d like to see all 101 uses for Lang’s algebra), please kick in a little money. Otherwise, in 60 days, both sites will be shut down.
It costs about $200 for two more years of hosting. If your kind contributions add up to more than that, I will shamelessly put the excess toward groceries and math books.
Thanks for helping!
Hey Brown Sharpie fans,
I’m sorry to report that I haven’t drawn any new Brown Sharpie comics. However, you can now buy prints, cards, post cards, and so forth! Below each comic are some links to the Fotomoto service. May I add that these make great gifts? Or even Holiday Cards? That’s right–shameless holiday marketing!
You can also send ecards of any comic.
(and, I finally got around to moderating comments. Sorry for any stress some of you first-timers may have experienced.)
But because, you know, yellow is the predominant color, I decided to give it its own fancy-pants domain:
(For full effect, imagine this domain wearing fancy pants. May I suggest shiny black tuxedo pants with permanent pleats and velvet piping?)
You should go read the first (and probably intended…) use for Lang’s Algebra over there. And, you know, subscribe to the RSS and stuff. ‘Cause things get weird on Thursday. And even more weird on the following Tuesday.
Poll: do you predict that the weirdness is (a) monotone increasing? (b) eventually decreasing? (c) periodic? (d) a function of atmospheric pressure? (e) other (please describe)?