May 25, 2024

XKCD Web Comic #1050: Forgot Algebra (described)

A web comic of romance,
sarcasm, math, and language.



Scene: Drawing of three stick figures. The figure on the right has long, blonde hair and is walking away to the right and looking over and back at the other two. The two figures on the left, a taller one with short hair and a shorter one with long, dark hair, are standing together farther away and looking toward the figure on the right. The shorter one is holding her hands up to her face and lines indicating sound are coming from her mouth.

Shouting Woman: Hey, Miss Lenhart! I forgot everything about Algebra the moment I graduated, and in 20 years no one has needed me to solve anything for X! – I told  you I would never use it! – In your face!

Caption: It’s weird how proud people are of not learning Math when the same arguments apply to learning to play music, cook, or speak a foreign language.


Hover text: The only things you HAVE to know are how to make enough of a living to stay alive and how to get your taxes done. All the fun parts of life are optional.



Warning: This comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors). Comic by Described by BlindGadget under the Creative Commons license.

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