Comic 126 - Mary's Joke

17th Oct 2011, 2:04 AM in Rain
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view 17th Oct 2011, 2:04 AM edit delete
If you don't get the joke, you haven't been inflicted with enough physics jokes.

Anyway, enough with the jokes! Tomorrow: useful page. Assuming I can get some free time.


Snuggie-Ftw 17th Oct 2011, 2:47 AM edit delete reply
Jim's face in panel 8 is amazing. Also in panel 2 is that just a design on Jim's shirt or does he have a hole in his chest? Also the joke is really funny.
view 17th Oct 2011, 3:48 AM edit delete reply
It's the V. We've seen it all over.
RandomTroll 17th Oct 2011, 3:06 AM edit delete reply
I think Jim likes that set of hips.
ZombieDerf 19th Oct 2011, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
I was going to say that too. She is definitely my type now. lucky guy
kill3st 17th Oct 2011, 4:48 AM edit delete reply
Is the "v" an image implanted in their minds by some ancient, long-gone, extraterrestrial race???

That they feel the urge to reproduce wherever possible?
jst56strong 17th Oct 2011, 12:17 PM edit delete reply
DWAAAAAAAAAAa they look so cute together in their nerdnes.
Warmachine 17th Oct 2011, 3:56 PM edit delete reply

Clearly, my coworker, who is a physics teacher and avatar of geekdom, has not been doing his job.
view 17th Oct 2011, 9:36 PM edit delete reply
I'm positive you'll get it someday.
JasperWB 17th Oct 2011, 9:58 PM edit delete reply
So it's actually an electron?
Mr Muffins 17th Oct 2011, 10:43 PM edit delete reply
In order for atoms to balance themselves out neutrons will "take" protons from other nearby atoms in order to create a proton/electron balance. That's where chemical reactions come from.

Get it?


LOL :)
Greeb 17th Oct 2011, 11:13 PM edit delete reply
Or it's simply a subversion of the proton's classic answer; "I'm positive."

I'm pretty sure it was imperative to the future of their relationship that Jim laugh at that joke.
duLapel 18th Oct 2011, 12:19 AM edit delete reply
image Although it is true that a Free Neutron decays into a proton, electron, and antineutrino in approximately 10 minutes and 11 seconds... It has more to do with binding energy reduction than charge balance.

Chemical reactions are the product of electron cloud interactions and are not dramatically influenced by the nucleus except in the case of the hydrogen isotopes.

Anyway... I think Greeb and Mr Muffins both have insights on the structure of this wheeze.
Wait! This just in... And Greeb wins the Kewpie doll! * roaring applause ensues*
JasperWB 18th Oct 2011, 1:11 AM edit delete reply

Welp, guess it's time I turned in my nerd badge. Cause this...this is not funny lol
view 18th Oct 2011, 1:14 AM edit delete reply
It's just a bad joke revolving around subverting the painfully obvious punchline.
JasperWB 18th Oct 2011, 1:27 AM edit delete reply
You, sir or ma'am, owe me a new laminated /COLOR/ badge of certified nerd-dom then.
Iamari 18th Oct 2011, 3:51 AM edit delete reply
Too much science.
jmkool 22nd Sep 2016, 6:18 AM edit delete reply
Years later, I am finally reminded of where I first heard this. I still use it to this day as my rebuttal to a series of bad physics or chemistry jokes.