Nerd comics, with a slight holiday theme

Happy day!  This FoxTrot strip, added to some others I have bookmarked make a small collection worthy of a small post.  Some are Christmasy and geeky and some are just geeky.

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Next up is a guest post on xkcd by FoxTrot’s Bill Amend.

(Hover over the xkcd strips for additional comments – “Guest comic by Bill Amend of FoxTrot, an inspiration to all us nerdy-physics-majors-turned-cartoonists, of which there are an oddly large number.”)

Guest comic by Bill Amend of FoxTrot, an inspiration to all us nerdy-physics-majors-turned-cartoonists, of which there are an oddly large number.

Ok.  That was mostly just geeky, but it’s a great segue to these.

Not only is that terrible in general, but you just KNOW Billy's going to open the root present first, and then everyone will have to wait while the heap is rebuilt.

This one mentions Santa:

This is a fun explanation to prepare your kids for; it's common and totally wrong. Good lines include 'why does the air have to travel on both sides at the same time?' and 'I saw the Wright brothers plane and those wings were curved the same on the top and bottom!'

This one is just funny (since my dad has a GPS…)

Yes, I understand that the turn is half a mile past the big field, but my GPS knows that, too.  This would be easier if you weren't about to ask me to repeat it all back to you.

And finally, for my son, who always wants to know the difference between “geek” and “nerd”.

The definitions I grew up with were that a geek is someone unusually into something (so you could have computer geeks, baseball geeks, theater geeks, etc) and nerds are (often awkward) science, math, or computer geeks. But definitions vary.

One Response to “Nerd comics, with a slight holiday theme”

  1. Darin says:

    This one came in late:

    Incident