Connector or Polarizer by Wondermark

I recently posted Demons on the Web, which discussed the phenomenon of internet-based communities that arise around what many of us might label mental disorders. (I am absolutely sure that all of you read Kotaku religiously for its coverage of gaming…) So here is a great cartoon from the web-comic Wondermark which is penned by David Malki:

All are Shaped by Circumstance

Wondermark: All are Shaped by Circumstance

Many thanks to Brian Johnson of Recursive Sagacity for pointing this out!

PhD Comics: Piled Higher and Deeper

Meg Towle, a former student of mine and now on a Marshall Scholarship, sent me this link to PhD Comics. Very funny. Here’s one I found that was particularly appropriate for Meg:

Our own Paul Mason just used a PhD comic in his latest post on the travails of field work. If you want to know more about the comics, including the 200 most popular ones, go here. You can even get books collecting the work of Jorge Cham, the cartoonist who has compared me to a ninja.

Coincidentally Meg and I just published an article together entitled “Community Approaches to Preventing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission: Perspectives from Rural Lesotho .” So kudos to Meg!

The Adventures of Little Sacc

Little Sacc was a happy little dude who liked to eat sugar and liked to make beer,

He was always polite and never rude, he liked to smile and he would never sneer.

But the story of Little Sacc isn’t so happy it’s true, his plight is somewhat tragic let me make that clear.

In all the happiness of making a drink, His real future just went down the sink.

But is his destiny so different from our very own?
Should we really smile on this fella whose death we condone?
Dying in his own excrement is no heroic fate,
But who are we to judge? Let me explain, just wait;

 

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Stonehenge!

Ian Kuijt, my archaeologist friend and colleague here at Notre Dame, pointed out this You Tube clip of the comic Eddie Izzard taking on Stonehenge. Very funny!

For those of you wanting to know more about the actual site, here’s the Wikipedia Stonehenge link. Britannia also has some good short coverage that focuses on the construction of the henge.

Eternal Idol discusses recent claims that Stonehenge was a site of religious healing, while remote central covers the emerging evidence that Stonehenge was used as a burial site. And for some actual digging, see the Stonehenge Riverside Project.