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Today's SMBC:

Click on the image (or go to the SMBC site) to see the Descriptivist and the Pragmatist…

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Hating Mondays more than Garfield

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Presidential roleplayers

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Chainsawsuit from 2/20/2015:

[h/t Matt Treyvaud]

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Attachment ambiguity of the day

The first two panels of today's Scenes from a Multiverse:

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The 4/30/2015 Pie Comic:

[h/t George Kesteven]

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Style guide

Today's xkcd:

Mouseover title: "I honestly didn't think you could even USE emoji in variable names. Or that there were so many different crying ones."


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Old School

PhD comics for 3/25/2015:

Of course, email is "old school" in the sense of "15 years ago", since 20 or 25 years ago, most students didn't have an email account.

But anyhow, this can be a real-world problem, especially for large classes, since schools generally don't yet offer a utility for txting all the students enrolled in a given course, or at least offering them that option, and instructors still assume that email notices of one kind or another will be effective.

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Quantifier scope in the comics

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The evolutionary psychology of editing

Today's Non Sequitur:

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Vowels and consonants

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