February 22nd, 2015

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 23 February 2015

Today's strip shows us the fifth reason why Mike's grades aren't the best: he can't make heads or tails of this whole linear logic deal that insists that 100% of everything will always be all of everything.

(Strip Number 4569, Original Publication Date, 24 February 1986)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching John going over Mike's homework with him. As he does so, he asks "Okay, Mike....if five out of ten is fifty percent, what is ten percent?"

Panel 2: As Michael tries to make sense of the baffling symbols on the page and despairing because he cannot, John reminds him "Think about it.....one hundred percent is the whole works so ten out of ten would be?"

Panel 3: John gets a bit frustrated and pretty much barks "LOOK!! This is EASY!! It's just plain and simple logic!!!" Mike wails that he knows this.

Panel 4: He then baffles John by simpering that it doesn't make sense.

Summary: Either Mike has a crippling case of math anxiety that isn't helped by John bellowing at him OR he's simply bad at math. Either way, yelling at him isn't going to get any results.