It shoots the entire cannon? Huh.
Well, at least it doesn’t shoot monkeys.
Monkey Master’s projectile looks almost exactly like… I think it’s Nightwing’s projectiles. I don’t remember the toy that well ’cause I just got it for a class project and lost it somewhere.
Cannon, I GIVE IT TO YOOOOOOU!
Child safety laws being what they are, yeah.
I imagine they’re not actually cannons on the cartoon show, but toys gots to have action features.
He’s really more of an ape…
Wait, is this the wrong time for that gag? Dammit!
I can’t wait for Dorothy or someone else to make that observation despite it never having been referenced in the comics.
I imagine it was in the original comics, played for horror as thousands of monkeys were sent to their deaths. And then they had to make things lighter and softer for the 1980s cartoon.
That depends on whether you consider “monkey” to be a synonym for “simian” or to mean “all simians except hominoids/apes”.
Don’t insult the toy. Ever.
Or it will shoot you in the FAAAACE!
Someone once told me the same thing about Lil’ Joe…
I’ll show you inanimate! Graaar! *stands perfectly still*
DOROTHY x MONKEY MASTER
is this an entry (yet)?
Well now it is.
Who did that?
“Who’re you calling inanimate?”
Go to him, Dorothy.
Go to Walky.
((Because he is slightly more animate than the toy when you are around.))
And you’ll just get the same response.
I dunno, they both threw things at her head. That seems like about an equal level of animation.
Well, Danny’s having fun for the next five minutes anyway.
With his penis.
For a nickel.
Well I think if he tried incorperating the nickel he would be getting more pain than pleasure, but whatever floats your boat.
Daw. It’s like a Walky when Walky ain’t around.
Does that mean that Monkey Master is infatuated with her as well, and fired that missile because it doesn’t know how to really express its feelings?
don’t worry monkey master, i hear that happens to lots of guys
Projectile Dysfunction is no laughing matter.
See your doctor on how to treat projectile dysfunction or visit your local toy store.
Stroyent Helps Prevent Projectile Dysfunction
All my love.
ALL the likes!
Monkey Master has his priorities straight. He gives them to you.
But the thing that makes Monkey Master special, is he’ll never give up on you… ever. He’ll be there for you, no matter what.
He’s never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you …
He’s never gonna make you cry, never gonna say godbeye,
never tell a lie and hurt you…
Piper! Why must you take everytyhing that is honest and pure and sweet and wholesome and turn it into some vague Rick Astley reference? Why? Why? Why??
Simply note my gravitar – it should all make sense now.
Monkey Master is not amused. You must all bow down to Monkey Master!
I think the Toy has a valid point!
Actions do speak louder then words…
And action figures, well…
They dont need words to get their message across…
Although they could, hypothetically, given enough missiles and a knowledge of Morse code on the part of the recipient.
I feel like Dorothy is going to snap, and the Monkey Master will be like the Doughboys or Sickness.
Also, is her hair a shell or something? It is unmoved, and the sound effect makes it seem like it was bouncing off her hair rather than her noggin.
….I don’t think my art style really allows for showing a 1/8-inch circumference of hair being pushed in for a fraction of a second. When something tiny like that hits your hair, it’s not like it jostles all around like JELL-O, dude.
I did not intend for that to be taken seriously and apologize for any distress it might’ve caused.
What does advance calculus have to do with politics?
I am pretty sure that when you go to an accredited college, you end up having to take, say, math credits of some sort, even if they don’t directly apply to your major.
She’s in advanced calculus because she already passed calculus in high school, because she’s smart.
Yeah that is true. but if her career goal is focused on politics she needs to focus more a statistics then calculus. So if she has passed AP Calculus in high school there is no need for her to take it in college unless she has an engineering or science major. I mean if she wishes to major in economics then yes you need a fundamental understanding of calc and may need one to three calc courses depending on were you go.
My problem with calc is that i refuse to accept that .999999…=1 that and I really suck at it
Some form of calculus is often a requirement, regardless. Especially if you want, say, a big Ivy League school to think you’re made of sterner stuff. Yale probably won’t pick you up if your courseload is full of the Easy Crap.
Yeah I suppose, Yale would like you to have some hard courses, also I don’t know Dorothy’s major so maybe she needs a second calc course.
No, dude, having her take calculus just totally blows the suspension of disbelief. The entire premise of the comic is ruined.
Everything is ruined, how could you?
Meh, just kidding. Mostly poking fun at mechaqua for taking things a little too seriously.
My English degree required I take both a pure math and statistics. I chose calc because I’d already passed high school calc. Dorothy as either a pre-law or poly sci major taking calc seems perfectly legit to me.
Not really if your a political science major you are usually required only to take one calc course (according to IU’s Poly sci catalog) and depending on were you go one or two stats courses. I took calc, stats and trig, for my math requirement. Political science requires a lot more emphasis on stats then calc really the only thing I could say that I got out of calc is that helped me with problem solving. Most of the time when I have to use mathematics in poly sci I am either using stats or just basic algebra. in Grad school however they really ramp up the mathematics Political science mostly stats but you usually have to take a refresher in calc and alegbra in especially if your focus is in comparative politics. I don’t know much about pre-law, but judging from the law courses I tooknot much math was involved.
I don’t understand how you can say “Not really” and then provide evidence backing up my point. Please to be explaining this to me.
What i mean by ‘not really’ was if she a politcal science major there is no legit reason for her to be taking advance(key word) calculus course. Political science majors despite having to take calc rarely apply it. As David said she took it in high school so therefore her requirement should be fulfilled. (I assume she took AP calc) David’s point about her trying to stand out for Yale makes sense. but her taking an advance calc course for a poly sci major requirement does not.
I am sorry if i was unclear. Thoughts from my head do not often translate well onto paper . this why i take longer to edit my papers then write them.
Here is what calc r IU poly sci majors are required to take.
(IU Catalog page 11 http://www.indiana.edu/~iupolsci/docs/undergrad_handbook.pdf)
Highschool AP calc is university intro calc. That’s not going to impress an Ivy League school.
I agree, she is probably doing it to stand out. However my point was if she is taking it as a major requirement for political science it is pointless, since she does not need it.
Also not really relevant but Yale’s undergrad poly sci program not very math intensive
of course if we are operating under the assumption that she is a poly sci major (which we do not know if she is or not)
Bekah I may have been initially confused (shocker) by your orignal statement. I think my entire response came from the statement that “either a pre-law or poly sci major taking calc seems perfectly legit to me.” Now by that I assumed that you were assuming that poly sci majors take advance calculus. You are right it is normal for a poly sci major to take a calc course it is not normal for them to take any calc beyond that.
So I am sorry for wasting everyone’s time.
Yeah, I just didn’t feel the need to reiterate what Willis had already said. Glad we now understand each other.
.9999…. = 1 only applies when you have an infinite sequence of 9s. After a certain point, the difference becomes so miniscule that they might as well be the same. Plus, if you can accept 1/9 = .11111…. and 2/9 = .2222…. and so forth, then 9/9 = .9999…. = 1. The math seems sound enough to me.
Um, I got a five on the AP Calculus B/C exam, which translated to eight credits of calculus at the University of Pittsburgh, and meant I never had to take any math at the college level. And I have a degree in biology. I actually started off with more calculus than I needed, as biology required either two semesters of scientific calculus or one semester of calculus and one of statistics.
On top of that, they let me TA trigonometry and tutor calculus.
I’m pretty sure I would have been in a similar boat at IU. My entire high school calculus class just up and took the Purdue calculus placement exam, I know.
I took a music major. They still demanded 2 credits of college level math to get a degree.
Because math teachers must be kept with full classes, or they will become bored and plan world destruction or some thing like that.
There’s a difference between “college-level math” and “advanced calculus”, though. Math 101 is usually just college algebra in most colleges. Even if by advanced calculus she just means a typical 2nd semester course where they teach integration methods and a little bit of Taylor series, she’s already beyond the requirements for anything but a dedicated hard science major.
I can appreciate taking more advanced math classes as electives; I did it myself. But it’s still kind of an unusual course to take as a 1st semester freshman, I think. It’d be easy to imagine she’d be more interested in working on actual major classes and leave the electives with large time requirements for when she’s done with weeder classes.
Poli Sci and a lot of the non “hard sciences” majors at my school only require the statistics course for that department, which also meets the math requirement. But then you can’t have two of your gen ed requirements in the same department, so it might be a good idea to take an into calc course or something as well.
You know, taking civil engineering, you would think that taking calculus (2 courses worth, even) would be of some use. Well, you would be wrong, I haven’t touched calculus since I finished the last exam, not once in 30 years. Wow, has it been that long? now I feel old.
I was going to say ‘like (former) owner, like toy’…then I realized I may be implying something about Walky other than his tendency to chuck stuff at Dorothy…
Yes, we wouldn’t want to be… premature regarding such things.
Danny’s doing something fun, alright.
Don’t worry, Dorothy. Same boat.
Wait, if she’s going into politics eventually (endplan), why does she need advanced Calculus?
…OH MY GOD HAS NO ONE GONE TO COLLEGE??
I have had to answer this question to so many people. You might go so far as to say that if I had a nickel for each time, I would be able to bang a lot of moms, but I wouldn’t.
Like she couldn’t take something easier then calculus? I know my sister took Astronomy to get out of science (to be honest, I tested out of Calculus, and had to take it for my major, so I have no idea if it’s necessary on it’s own for non-majors).
Dorothy is trying to get noticed and picked up by Yale.
Yale is not going to be impressed with Blow-Off Classes on her resume.
I think she already took calculus in high school. What she is taking is a advance calc course probably 200 or 300 level. I believe David said she was taking it to stand out when she applies for Yale.
Load of art majors up in here, son. Load of art majors.
Advanced calculus isn’t really necessary for someone that isn’t a math, chemistry, or physics major!
And here I’m wondering if I’m weird for not even blinking when she mentioned taking calculus. I know that, if I’d been able to take a calculus course when I was in High School (sadly the instructor retired the year before… ugh), I would have gone into advanced Calc. I was going into CIS, which doesn’t require a lot in the way of serious math. I still took Calc in college, though, because I wanted to prove I could.
Therefore, it might be more than just impressing an Ivy League – perhaps she likes challenging herself. Not by need, but by personal commitment.
English Honours major. So, no math for me, but I did have to survive a third-year linguistics course without benefit of that course’s prerequisites.
(Yes, survive. It was one of Those Courses, where the teacher opened the first class by saying “two thirds of you will fail.”)
Welcome to all college student’s reactions the the questions people post in your comment sections. Hahaha
The Calculus series is a requirement for most non-art majors. Not for the math itself, but so they can have proof that you are able to solve complex or abstract problems in whatever your chosen major is.
Maths are even requirements for a lot of Fine Arts degrees. Like mine.
The trick is to place out of it on the placement test you take prior to freshman year.
Holy shit that thing’s possessed by the power of Rule of Funny it moved on its own.
The further we get into this comic the more I realize that I am Dorothy. Except that I took remedial math in college. If she takes Geology as her science credit I’m going to throw up my hands and give up, clearly Willis is stalking me.
Clearly she was baiting him. Alone. In her room. Monkey Master baiting.
Dorothy/Monkey Master toy?
I see what you did there. Clever girl. (Well, based on your avatar, anyway)
“DOES THIS LOOK INANIMATE TO YOU, PUNK? If I can talk and I can move, who’s to say I can’t do anything I want?”
“Like deliver, pal. Like see you get everything your secret, greasy heart desires.”
Clearly I need to start posting earlier. Every time there’s something I want to post, it’s already here.
My…sword (?) I GIVE IT TO YOU
AND MY AXE! *thunk*
Brain turning to mush thanks to excessive studying? While everyone else is out having fun?
I know that feel, bro…I love my double chemistry major.
Monkey throwing a pencil at Dorothy or just good old-fashioned hallucination? YOU DECIDE, AUDIENCE~! :3
Her brain is turning into a bowl of soggy cereal? That’s phase 1 of their plan! The soggies may rule after all!!!
OH GOD NO.
NOT MAY. WILL. WE CANNOT BE STOPPED.
Them feelings. Toys have’em too.
That’s what Toy story taught us.
Maybe she left the missile in too long, like Transmetal Optimus Primal’s gun. (Sure that’s not as fun as “toy attacked her” but still….)
Oh, hunny, I understand how that feels.
Which kind of calculus is “Advanced” calculus?
Presumably it’s a thorough grounding in calculus techniques too advanced to be considered basic.
Ya know, some missile launchers do exactly that! You put ’em in and then some random time in the day they go off for no reason.
Did Dorothy just get bongo-slapped, by a toy?
There we go, something in line with my college experience: sitting alone in my room, convincing myself that everyone else was having more fun than me, while in reality they’re scheming to fruitlessly pursue gay boys or pretending their roommates aren’t masturbating.
I’m betting Joyce believes that Monkey Master and Optimus Primal are the same robo-monkey, and somehow this will lead to hilarity.
Maybe if she showed up in shortpacked; here it would all end in tears.
That inaniment toy does not like your comment
Even the monkey is having fun
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