Here’s that last panel nice and big.
And then Walky rolls over, needs to run to Math class and Joyce goes catatonic when she assumes the worst.
Bonus points for inadvertently appropriating Dorothy’s undergarments.
Double bonus points for forgetting to put on pants when he leaves.
Triple word score for not realizing his mistake until the end of math class.
I read that METH class.
That’s a brave placement for that alarm clock. Dorothy’s got balls of steel.
Unless she used Blu-Tac to make sure the clock stays put.
Maybe the cord is a bungee cord and when she knocks it down it springs back up.
That would only work if the other end of the cord was on the ceiling or otherwise above the clock’s position. Otherwise everything just gets pulled down.
It’s a very taut cord.
My freshman year, my roommate Jake gave me a Gregorian chant CD, and my junior year, when I started having trouble sleeping, I’d put in my earbuds and listen to the CD to get myself to sleep. Thing was, I had a bunk bed, and I would surely knock the CD player off the bunk if I went to sleep listening to it…so I duct-taped my CD player to the wall.
It’s where I kept mine on my college loft bed, actually. I’m not the kind of guy to bludgeon an alarm clock, and having it within reach is important.
Not even when you were in a really deep sleep and are pissed off that you’ve been woken up?
That’s when you press it and go right back to sleep!
My concern would be blindly fumbling around and accidentally knocking it off.
I always keep mine out of reach so I have to actually get up to turn it off. Once you already stood up it is harder to find excuses to keep sleeping.
I started doing this after I kept turning mine off in my sleep. The worst one was in high school when I had to wake up for the SATs so I put the thing under my pillow so maybe I wouldn’t be able to turn it off in my sleep.
… next morning I wake up at like 10am, having missed the SATs and wondering why my alarm clock hadn’t gone off. I look over at the door (was a bunk bed, cause I went to boarding school and had a roommate) and I’d apparently gotten so pissed off that I couldn’t figure out where the alarm was or how to turn it on when I found it under my pillow that I’d hurled it across the room where it hit the door and promptly shattered.
All while still asleep. ^=__=^;; So yeah, putting it across the room when I sleep in a freezing cold room works much better, although I am usually in a terrible mood early in the morning from that. But I’m awake!
Oh my. That is hilarious.
Actually I’m pretty certain she doesn’t have balls, she’s female after all.
I’m in college again and Monday morning classes are STILL the bane of my existence.
As I read this comic, I was getting ready for a 7 Am bio class. I know the feels.
9 am Storyboarding class. It’s okay, but the entire class is full of obnoxious hyenas who are about 8 years younger than me and still think anything that’s random or inane is automatically funny. Auuuuugh.
This is one of the reasons I DON’T MISS boarding school.
I have a class at 6:00 on Monday mornings. Eat it.
6 pm classes on a Monday? Lucky you!
Is this sarcasm?
Rarely are Monday “mornings” in the p.m.
The best Mondays are!
I had normal hour classes, but because my uni was in the city, I have to get up and go on public transport for three hours, most of the time I was half asleep.
Falling asleep on the bus, waking up with a start “I’ve gone too far”
Look out the window trying to figure out just where you are, looking for a few minutes because it’s winter and dark outside.
“Not even half way yet” and go back to dozing again.
Stop describing me.
At the end of high school, I studied in a city and lived in another. Hat to wake up 4:30 AM to get the bus.
No jokes. This comic, colorwise. Is perhaps the most asthetically pleasing out of all the dumbing of ages I’ve read, thus far. I love the art direction here.
Brown is beautiful.
What can Brown do for you?
Brown can go down the toilet. Go down… go down….!
If it’s brown, flush it down.
If it’s yellow, let it mellow.
If its red, see a doctor or you could end up dead
Is that a You Suck at Photoshop reference?
No, it’s a reference to UPS commercials.
There is a profoundness to this brownness. And I think that soon we may find out why brown is so hard to get down with.
That is because morning is one of the most asthetically pleasing times of day! It’s just also very painful.
Man, re-reading my own comments with this avatar gives me such a disjointed feeling. How dare I say morning is beautiful. I should have said,
“@Yotomoe, your MOM is perhaps the most aesthetically pleasing…etc etc”
I asthetically pleased your mom for a nickel.
…and that Yotomoe is why you are a Gentalmen and a Scholar.
A Gentalman? A Genitalman? A Gentleman? WE’LL NEVER KNOW!
I work at a college, and therefore have to be there earlier than any students. AND, I commute 45 minutes. Now quitcherbongoin. 🙂
My last semester I just needed a couple more credits to graduate, so I was basically coasting. Managed to get Fridays off AND no classes before 11 am.
It was pure bliss. I actually got to experience breakfast. In college.
That’s what I have now and I’m a freshman.
After first term, I always had a day fully off. I worked at moving stuff around for it to be Friday or Monday. Sadly, never both.
So? I got classes around 8 A.M every day and I managed to have breakfast.
eating breakfast while IN class doesn’t count. Nor does eating after that class.
No, before class. I always wake up around 6 a.m.
Well, clearly you’re not Mr. Walkerton.
Just reading that physically pains me.
…I hate you with every fiber in my being.
You’re one of THOSE, I see
That was the final semester that I thought I was going to get. Then I discovered I’d missed some requirements and I had to cram, cram, cram in order to graduate on time.
Ironically, it never comes up.
That’s what she said!
It’s a pretty logical thing. If you fail the class you gotta stay at college longer and have to pay more money.
Scheduling classes at 8am is the optimal time, as most of you should get used to being up early to fight traffic on your commute to your 9-5 jobs you hate with all your being.
That’s a good point. It’s a great way to introduce people to hating morning people with the fury of a thousand burning suns.
HAH! Joke’s on you! I live less than five minutes away from work if I hit all the lights Green! AHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Damn, and here I have a 10 minute commute.
P.S. Never understood why people don’t get a job NEAR them, or move closer.
P.P.S. Yes, even factoring higher home costs and such, it would make more sense to be closer to work. Probably save you money, depending on the costs!
Simple, not many people are lucky enough to find a decent job within a short distance from home.
Yeah, you can’t exactly go around only interviewing for jobs that are in an ideal place for you, or turn down a good job because it has a less than ideal commute. It’s not a job searcher’s market right now.
Heh. It’s way easier in certain areas than others. Colorado it was pretty easy to do this in. My new location of Boston, this is basically impossible unless you make a ton of money. All the affordable apartments are at best 45 minutes outside of most places you’re going to have to get to.
Why not just get a job you don’t hate? That doesn’t have a 9 to 5 schedule? Pharmacy technician’s not a bad gig, and that’s not 9 to 5.
Pharmacy Tech requires schooling, and the schoolwork-to-paylevel difference is, in some cases, laughably a waste of time. Granted, if you love dishing out pills for people’s ailments and get paid for it, by all means.
As for a job you don’t hate? Well, that’s easier said than done, plus there tends to be pressure to ‘suck it up and do the right thing’ by getting a “real job”, thus shoving people who know how to do the job into work they’d rather not do.
Actually, depending on where you live, the education for becoming a pharmacy tech isn’t very long, and the average pay rate for inpatient pharmacy technicians compares pretty favorably with other jobs that don’t require a college degree, and has more job security than a lot of jobs that do require a degree, especially if you’re nationally certified. I can’t speak to retail pharmacy, since I’ve only ever worked inpatient.
Though, I do get the “Are you going back to school to be a pharmacist?” question enough to be annoying, I just tell people the truth. I find being a tech fulfilling because I get to help people without having to actually interact with them too much. Also, I see too much of the crap pharmacists have to deal with to ever want to do it, to say nothing of it being six years of schooling that I don’t have the time or money for.
Always make the good looking women SHOW you “to be sure” when they ask if Monistat is the ideal item, and if they should get 1, 3, 5 or 7 days.
After you get a good look, pinch your nose and go over a few aisles to where the drain cleaner is – and just point.
Don’t knock the 9 to 5. I would love a 9 to 5. My schedule changes every single week. having a set schedule with a set time off. I have teh sexy dreams about that…
Ah, yes, I remember that. I actually lived off campus for a year, and had an 8:40 class. That was fun. On a related note, I hate morning people.
Extra points for including a Persepolis poster!
People, if you haven’t seen this movie, I recommend you give it a try. If nothing else, it has the funniest depiction of the changes puberty brings that I’ve ever seen.
Walky! you’re doing it wrong man, you should be naked right now.
Dawn of the 3rd book.
Oh this brings me memories. I had history of the Porfirio Díaz Era (Porfirismo). Same hour, same day -.- Except I lived an hour from school -.- I wanted to sleep D:
And on high school it was worse, all my classes began at 7 am >.< and ended at 2:30 I have no idea how I survived that time.
8am on a Monday isn’t as dumb as 8am on a Saturday.
And I wondered why I failed Western Religious Studies the first time…
“In space, no one can hear you DEET DEET DEET!”
I am now imagining an alarm clock that goes off with a bloodcurling scream.
My roommate has something like that. He wakes up every morning with a smile.
I had a Surge alarm clock when I was little. All it did is scream Surge loudly and scare the fuck out of me.
I had a Kellog’s Corn Flakes alarm clock when I was a kid. Every morning it would go off sounding like a rooster, really loud and, at best, a few feet away from my head.
Things took a turn for the worse when the button to shut it off would click into place, yet the alarm still went off. Even better, every time the button was pressed to get it to NOT go off, it would restart at the beginning. Mornings of ‘urkur-urkur-urkur-urkur’ however many times it needed to shut off had become commonplace. (fyi, the best lettering of the sound completely is “urkurrrrruuuuuuuuuuuruuuuuuuuuu!’. Here’s a picture. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2546/3861535915_30266d04c2.jpg
No radio… that speaker is just for that rooster annoyance.
I have a class every Monday at 9 AM. Not today, though. Today I have an exam at the same hour.
That’s why I’m in Night School Baby!
I never owned an alarm clock until after I was married. I just told myself when to wake up, and I did. I was never late getting where I had to go until college. There I discovered an interesting smoking past time which unfortunately mucked up my inner alarm. Marriage finished it off :).
I hate mornings, period. The day should start around noon.
I remember intro to logic! The most surreal class I ever had. I was computer-science educated and boolean logic was my bread and butter; the class was in the philosophy department and you probably didn’t need a single math class to get in. Even so, though, talking about ‘and’ for a week and having people still not get it just weirded me out. It’s ‘and’, people! It works exactly like in english! I can see ‘or’ taking five or ten minutes to completely understand, but ‘and’???
It was at that point that I gave up my last shred of hope for the human race.
I’m already confused.
“If and only if” I’m sure was a nightmare.
“It was at that point that I gave up my last shred of hope for the human race.”
I was with you up until that point.
Oh LORD, I completely sympathize with you, Begbert. I was not a CompSci student (hadn’t even taken a math class since 11th grade) when I took my (philosophy-oriented) class in Classical Sentence Logic, and let me tell you, listening to the perpetually confused tones and seeing the slack-jawed, blank stares of the people around me as the professor explained such weighty concepts as “and,” “or,” “if … then,” and “if and only if … then,” made me want to punch everyone.
IT’S NOT THAT HARD, YOU IDIOTS! 😛
…The year before you graduate walky.
Dorothy looks pretty skinny here. She’s really lost a good amount of weight during the course of the comic (I’ve lost track of how long it’s been in-comic, a week or two?). Glad to see all that hard studying paying off.
She dumped it all on Malaya.
She always seemed like she was pretty skinny to me:
Worst possible scheduling decision you could ever make:
Econ 101 as an 8 AM class.
Trust me on this. Don’t do it.
Got you beat Biblical Greek Syntax at 7:20 AM.
Philosophy of Law. 8 AM with night classes the day before and the teacher has the flattest voice human vocal chords can make.
I hope she has Leah Savion for Intro, she’s incredible! 🙂
This is why I prefered night classes.
See this is why I can’t imagining sharing a room.
What if you have to get up and go early?
What if you need to stay up late to cram or finish a project?
I was in a single room with 3 other guys in college. You learn to deal with it. Cramming late quietly. Getting up quietly. Using small lights instead of the main fixtures. It’s not so tough. Everybody has to be respectful because any of your roomies could make your life suck balls easily.
I don’t turn the light on when going down to have a shower/eat breakfast/leave for class.
The light from my laptop doesn’t bug him. He turns his lamp on when he needs to study, and it’s a tad too bright for me, but I manage.
Maybe it’s Walky’s sleep brain talking, but I have no idea what he means. Who’s covering topics about scheduling 8am classes? That said, as a prof, I’m glad my first class is at 9 instead of 8. Makes the bike to campus way easier.
I think Walky is referring to Dorothy’s Intro to “Logic”. He finds no logic behind the scheduling decision.
Oh, I get it now.
Even half-awake at 8 in the morning, Walky is still surprisingly sharp-witted. Or at least smart-assed.
That bed should be much more of a squeeze, surely? In my experience, halls beds are bloody small – certainly not big enough for two side by side so comfortably!
It’s a good thing they both seem pretty small, but I agree. Twin beds aren’t made for two people, regardless of their name.
If the two people are skinny enough it’s probably not so bad, but I definitely agree. I had a girlfriend who lived on campus my freshman year of college (who was not very skinny, heh) and I can remember many weeks of waking up with numb arms or legs from being pinned against the wall the night before. 😛
What a Faz face!
I think Logic should be taught in High School, or at the very least a few lessons and some work on basic logical fallacies.
In college I avoided taking any classes that started before 9 a.m. And even then, I always placed my alarm clock across the room from my bed so I had to get up to turn it off. If it’s close enough to reach from my bed I end up turning it off and going back to sleep.
Other than required courses that couldn’t be scheduled later, I made it a point to not schedule any classes before 9AM.
Oh man, 8am classes were the absolute worst (especially since I seem to have gained nocturnal habits in college).
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