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Panadaptationist funnies!

I tell you, this stuff is comedy gold. Zach Weiner is going to get rich and famous by pandering to the sensibilities of evolutionary biologists everywhere.

That’s so much better than his frequent descent into jokes about math or graphs.

Comments

  1. says

    YES IT IS. Biology is intrinsically funnier than all other scientific disciplines.

    Proof: fart jokes and sex jokes. That’s biology, not math.

  2. blf says

    Proof: fart jokes and sex jokes. That’s biology, not math.

    The mathematician here smells proof by testosterone…

  3. blf says

    My better proofs are done by running around vocalizing like a agitated chimp preparing to throw shite. This is one of the lessor forms of Proof by Biology.

  4. Antiochus Epiphanes says

    Xe who said the rhyme did the crime.

    I’m not usually susceptible to cartoon humor, but this I like.

  5. catwhisperer says

    Looks like internet is sorry for hurting my feelings, so I’ll have another stab at this:

    I think I originally surfed here from SMBC. Or it could be the other way round, I lose track of these things.

  6. sc_36dfdf084205ad592bcdcbdbde691e2a says

    I sincerely hope that people know there’s always an additional panel when you mouse over the red dot under the cartoon.

  7. Ogvorbis: faucibus desultor singulari says

    Testicles thermoregulate???

    Sperm survive and are active at slightly less than body temperature. The scrotum can ‘bunch up’ or ‘relax’ (if a sciency-type can help me with the proper sciency words there, I’d appreciate it) to keep the testicles at (or close to) the proper temperature. If they are hot, they hang down further to increase surface cooling area and if they are cold, they bunch up (at the risk of TMI, have you never taken a cold shower and wondered what happened to your balls?).

    This has been you daily dose of “Historian answering a sciency question.”

  8. says

    Proof: fart jokes and sex jokes. That’s biology, not math.

    But fart jokes are funniest to juveniles. Math jokes are for adults.

  9. blf says

    Testicles thermoregulate???

    Sticking them in ice or hot coals will cause most owners of same to jump back/out immediately

  10. Ogvorbis: faucibus desultor singulari says

    blf:

    That was cringeworthy.

    How is the penguin, by the way?

  11. Millicent says

    Sigh, vocal CORDS. Because they are cord-shaped. Chords are what you play on musical instruments, dangit.

  12. Amphiox says

    Sigh, vocal CORDS. Because they are cord-shaped. Chords are what you play on musical instruments, dangit.

    But vocal CHORDS do actually exist. Maybe the character in the cartoon does all her sarcasm in Gregorian Chants.

  13. consciousness razor says

    But vocal CHORDS do actually exist. Maybe the character in the cartoon does all her sarcasm in Gregorian Chants.

    Gregorian chant is monophonic.

  14. Old At Heart says

    I am so happy we can all get together and argue about cords v chords… in a chord. Accord. A cord. Whichever.

    By the way, the bonus roll-over to this comic is the woman saying
    “Now lie down and think of boobs so I can see if we’re late for the opera.”

  15. Christoph Burschka says

    I have to remember that the next time I forget my watch at home. As long as it’s a sunny day, of course.

  16. Amphiox says

    Gregorian chant is monophonic.

    Ok, TWO Gregorian chants!

    No, that’s just polyphonic.

    Damnit.

    Barbershop quartets!

  17. consciousness razor says

    Ok, TWO Gregorian chants!

    No, that’s just polyphonic.

    Damnit.

    Barbershop quartets!

    But one person can’t do that. How about throat-singing? It would add a certain je ne sais quoi to the sarcasm.

  18. carbonbasedlifeform says

    Aleph null bottles of beer on the wall
    Aleph null bottles of beer
    Take one down, pass it around
    Aleph null bottles of beer on the wall

  19. David Marjanović says

    at the risk of TMI, have you never taken a cold shower

    Nope. Cold, by definition, is too cold. Likewise, I’ve never taken a hot shower, because hot, by definition, is too hot. I only take carefully tempered tepid showers. You see, my, uh, testicles are actually less temperature-sensitive than large areas of the rest of me (almost ruining comment 13 in the process… almost).

    I’ve noticed what you mean; but I’d never noticed the connection, and I wouldn’t have thought that that was sufficient to thermoregulate.