Pedantic Comic of the Week

Cidu Bill on Jan 16th 2013

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26 Responses to “Pedantic Comic of the Week”

  1. Skaloop Jan 16th 2013 at 04:00 pm 1

    I do like how Frazz is wearing a shirt with a Fibonacci spiral on it.

  2. Some Old Guy Jan 16th 2013 at 04:29 pm 2

    I thought this was cute. Of course, I was a math major in a different life.

  3. Some Old Guy Jan 16th 2013 at 04:29 pm 3

    Oh, and I’m pedantic in this one, so it appealed to me on many levels.

  4. Nitric Acid Jan 16th 2013 at 04:55 pm 4

    I missed the spiral, but got the rest of the joke.

  5. mitch4 Jan 16th 2013 at 05:55 pm 5

    So the “golden” chips are a call out to the golden ratio?

  6. Chakolate Jan 16th 2013 at 05:57 pm 6

    If you are a fan of the Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe, you know that it’s really ‘pendantic’. ;-)

  7. Mark in Boston Jan 16th 2013 at 06:36 pm 7

    This comic is often pedantic.

    One of my favorite bumper stickers: “I am NOT pompous. I am pedantic. There is a difference.”

  8. fj Jan 16th 2013 at 07:16 pm 8

    Like Some Old Guy, I thought it was cute. Then again, I was a math major in another life (and, I’m afraid, pedantic in this one…)

  9. Carl Jan 16th 2013 at 08:43 pm 9

    I was never a math major, but I do work for the SGU and I’m certainly pedantic.

  10. Kamino Neko Jan 16th 2013 at 10:56 pm 10

    I haven’t read Frazz in a while, but this strip reminds me why I did.

  11. Bookworm Jan 16th 2013 at 10:58 pm 11

    Me, three: old & pedantic, was a math major, enjoyed this comic!

  12. Morris Keesan Jan 16th 2013 at 11:32 pm 12

    Yep. I was only a math major until I dropped out, and then majored in computer science when I went back part time a few years later, but I’m old and pedantic, and I thought the strip was cute.

  13. furrykef Jan 16th 2013 at 11:39 pm 13

    What’s pedantic about this?

  14. Proginoskes Jan 17th 2013 at 01:21 am 14

    @ mitch4 (#5): Yep.

    (sqrt(5)-1)/2 = 0.618…

  15. Scott from Ohio Jan 17th 2013 at 01:43 am 15

    Is “blue chips” a joke about stocks or just a color that’s different from “golden”?

  16. Stan Jan 17th 2013 at 04:52 am 16

    Like many others here, I’m also pedantic. It drives my wife nuts when I swing about on a thin silver chain. Especially when we have guests.

  17. Stan Jan 17th 2013 at 04:55 am 17

    Oh…sorry. I thought you meant ‘pendantic’.

  18. DemetriosX Jan 17th 2013 at 05:57 am 18

    Well, I majored in engineering rather than math, but I got it and liked it. I’m just surprised that Randall Munroe didn’t come up with this first. It’s probably true, too. The size layering is essentially the result of breakage and filtering as the smaller pieces slip through the spaces between the larger pieces. Given the universality of the Fibonacci sequence in nature, it probably applies here as well. Today’s follow-up is also amusing.

    But I don’t quite get the “blue chip” remark. mitch4 @5 explained the “golden chips”, but for blue chip all I can think of is stocks.

  19. Lost in A**2 Jan 17th 2013 at 08:08 am 19

    You’ve not seen blue corn chips, DemetriosX? They are common around these parts.

  20. Judge Mental Jan 17th 2013 at 10:02 am 20

    I am obviously missing something. I got the joke, but what makes this strip pedantic?

  21. DPWally Jan 17th 2013 at 10:56 am 21

    In the 1/17 strip Frazz (the character) attempts to explain the 1/16 joke.

  22. Brian Jan 17th 2013 at 11:59 am 22

    The “blue chip” comment was a reference to how some people use the Fibonacci sequence to predict the stock market. This made me smile.

  23. Keera Jan 17th 2013 at 03:12 pm 23

    Add me to the “cute” crowd. I sent this comic in, too. I also got a laugh at the follow-up today, because, well, burping’s funny. :-D

  24. BBBB Jan 17th 2013 at 09:01 pm 24

    Political science and business administration in graduate school, but I loved it.

    I think the blue chips refer to stocks and Caulfield’s remark that each added chip is one and one-half times bigger than the one below it, which would be a terrific return on blue chips (stocks not tortilla chips).

    Skaloop #1 thanks for pointing out the loop.

    And, yes, the burp strip was wonderful, too.

  25. jjmcgaffey Jan 18th 2013 at 11:25 pm 25

    I thought Frazz was just checking whether it worked with blue corn chips as well as the (correctly colored) gold ones Caulfield was showing him - doing a proper scientific “is this true for all variations” response to a discovery. Speaking of pedantic.

  26. fj Jan 19th 2013 at 10:57 am 26

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