Sun Labs Comics

Here in the Sun Labs area
of the Menlo Park Campus is a coffee bar bulletin board which has
been accumulating comics for years. Some are cut or torn out of
papers or magazines or comic-a-day calendars, others are printouts.
Most are either from Dilbert,
XKCD, or
Doctor Fun.
Since XKCD is licensed under
a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License, the original comics can be
included in this blog. Old Dilbert cartoons are harder to search for
and are very restricted in how they can be reproduced. Doctor Fun is
no longer published but there is a good
Dr.Fun’s
Cartoon Search
page.

One of my favorite postings is the list of
Merged Book Contest Winners
, including:

    • “Green Eggs and Hamlet” –

      Would you kill him in his bed? Thrust a dagger through his head? I would not, could not, kill the King. I could not do that evil thing. I would not wed this girl, you see. Now get her to a nunnery.
    • “Rikki-Kon-Tiki-Tavi”-

      Thor Heyerdahl recounts his attempt to prove Rudyard Kipling’s theory that the mongoose first came to India on a raft from Polynesia.
    • “Paradise Lost in Space”-

      Satan, Moloch, and Belial are sentenced to spend eternity in a flying saucer with a goofy robot, an evil scientist, and two annoying children.

The most melancholy cartoon is by
Sipress
from the 3/23/2009
New Yorker, showing the head of a company speaking to a large group of employees gathered in his office: “We’re still the same great
company we’ve always been, only we’ve ceased to exist.”

One of the funniest is a chart comparing

How the HR department reads your resume vs.
How a programmer reads your resume
. (I haven’t been able to tell
where this comes from, but I found copies all over the net.)
My addition to this board was a page from The New Yorker
(9/21/2009) with a story by Paul Simms called

“Attention, People of Earth”
.

Below is a sample of what some very educated geeks think is funny.

Doctor Fun

XKCD

Lisp by XKCD

Flow Charts by XKCD Photoshops by XKCD
The Search by XKCD Turing Test by XKCD

The Board

DSCN6021 DSCN6010 DSCN6007 DSCN6009

Images Copyright 2009 by Katy Dickinson

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One response to “Sun Labs Comics

  1. By far, the best of the bunch is the XKCD one down by the washrooms. I’d include a picture but I’m not in MPK.

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