Evil Squirrel’s Nest Comic #248 — 1/26/17

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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25 Responses to Evil Squirrel’s Nest Comic #248 — 1/26/17

  1. Quirky Girl says:

    I remember when we moved a couple of years ago, my older son was thrilled when he unpacked his calculator after several long months without.

    The joy was unmistakable, as he exclaimed, “Great! Now I can cheat on my math again!”

    Holy crap! Electronics are ruling the world, our lives, and our brains! 😮

  2. I remember having this conversation with my son back when he was a wee bairn, but it was calculators, not cell phones. Before that, it was slide rules, and probably abacuses before that. I actually CAN do mental math — better than I can do it on paper and I have no idea why that’s true. My elementary school years fell into the few years when slide rules were going extinct, but calculators had not yet arrived. We are the last of the pencil, paper, and pure mental generation.

    I think the bigger question — which oddly I just asked my husband — is how bad do things have to be before we run for the hills? Garry says it won’t happen. I said “that’s what my dead ancestors said back in Germany and Poland.”

    I’m actually scared. And I don’t scare easily. Usually, I don’t scare at all.

  3. Ahahaha. Golden as always! 😀

  4. I never did learn to use a slide rule. My fingers always worked better.

  5. right, little squirrel… we would be lost anyway in such a world… and math is always and anyway totally overrated…

  6. draliman says:

    It takes a special kind of genius to use a calculator and still get the answers horribly wrong 🙂

  7. I’ve often wondered about this very thing…….also phone numbers – is there anyone alive who actually REMEMBERS a phone number? I think most rely on speed dial.

    Pam

    • It’s funny…. when I was a kid back in the 80’s and 90’s, our phone had all of the most frequently called numbers on speed dial. These days, I wouldn’t even know how to set it on my home phone or cell phone. Proof that I’m going technologically backwards….

  8. Ally Bean says:

    i can do math problems in my head, no need for a calculator– but cannot remember phone numbers. Different skills I suppose. Also, my case for my smart phone is bright pink just like little squirrel’s. That critter’s got good taste.

    • OMG, you got a smartphone now! Am I the last one left below the senior age with a crappy flip phone now!?!? Say it isn’t so!

      • Ally Bean says:

        evil, ’tis so. My old flip phone stopped working and I wanted to be able to text. I’m sorry, but I had to go over to the other side. You alone are the opposition now, and how proud we are that you’ve held out this long.

  9. Trisha says:

    My youngest has a phone with him at all times and he’s still failing geometry. Unfortunately, he seems to have inherited my lousy math skills but didn’t get my cheating skills. I knew how to copy enough papers to pull a D! I look at him and wonder how he can be failing classes when he’s got a computer in his hand.

    • That is sad… I could’ve dominated school with the power of the internet. Geometry was always weird because it wasn’t so much math as it was logic and stupid proofs. It is literally the only class I once fell asleep in….

      • Trisha says:

        I always thought geometry seemed logical and made sense…until I got the answers wrong. Every damn time! I suck at every kind of math. The calculator is one of the few functions on my phone that I use regularly.

  10. Piglove says:

    Hilarious!! Just the other day I heard my mom tell dad that couldn’t remember what his cell phone number was because it’s programmed in her cell. What is this world coming to? Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  11. Kat says:

    Pure and utter rot. No one needs to know how to do math at all.

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