Engineers of Evil you mean.
YES it must be a thing now. If not, it will be in my head.
And I thought EE meant Electrical Engineer. I should reconsider some of my coworker’s backgrounds.
Villainy knows no bounds.
I have several evil engineer jokes that I can’t decide which to post. So I’ll leave with a hyperlink to a website which can do it for me.
You don’t get it, all engineers are evil to some extent, I guess it comes from the ring thingy…
I think the ring thingy is pretty much a Canadian thingy.
Yeah; it is a Canadian thing.
We’re a real life Lantern corps, minus the battery requirement.
Actually the Ring Thing is a Swiss movie.
Does that mean Canadian Sauron asked politely before creating armies of orks?
Yup, then apologies for disturbing you while he burns the city down around you, and hands you a Tim Hortons coffee, with the rim already rolled up.
Real gentlemen, those Canadian evil overlords!
And here I thought EoE meant End of Evangelion.
DR DOOM and the Engineers of Evil!
Since when does IU have an Engineering School? Or are those visitors from West Lafayette? Besides… the type in West Laf are hardly the M.I.T. prankster type. They are some of the most boring individuals on the planet.
I know, I spent 5 years with them, including 2 sems with a roommate I knew prior. Dullards… And the female engineering students… Oh! They were hideously stereotypical. And stereotypically hideous!
I never knew what I missed until I made a single visit to Ball State. Had I known… Blue Balls at Ball State are IMPOSSIBLE with such a huge deficit of males there!
…wow, I feel kind of bad to have gone to the same school as you, now. Thanks for that.
See? This is why you don’t engage them in conversation!
Does anyone else think that Amazi-Girl has the voice of Kate Mulgrew?
I now have the weirdest platonic boner.
Actually SF Debris’ version of Janeway would sound more menacing.
When I picture Kate Mulgrew speaking in my head, she sloooowly turns into David Spade. I haven’t been able to get that damn correlation out of my head in like 15 years.
Well, now I do.
“Well, if you’re so smart, how come you used a double negative? Eh? EH? EEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHHHHHHHH? Learn English, dumbass? Feelin’ dumb? Feelin’ dumb?”
Are engineers normally known for their mastery of the English language?
I can assure you they are not.
They also aren’t known for their violence, to be fair.
Only if you haven’t played enough TF2.
Have an internet.
As a computer engineer I have a large Nerf bat for whacking the computer when it doesn’t behave.
I’ve worn out three of them.
Non-violent, my ass.
You know. usually its your fauld when the computer misbehaves.
Computers are like gnomes and leprechauns. If you strike a deal with them they will carry out the letter but rarely the spirit.
You haven’t used many computers, have you?
Generally speaking, the average person hasn’t written their computer’s programs from the operating system on up. Typically the OS and most programs are written by somebody else. And they either hated you, or they programmed malicious sentience into their code for shits and giggles. Or they just screwed it up, but what are the odds of that?
You’ve only worn out three computers??
You are probably just that much younger than me …
Humanities and Sciences rarely mix well.
For instance, the Hindenberg, a wonder of science.
OH THE HUMANITY!
Now THAT was funny!
No, engineering students don’t speak English.
They generally just point at things and grunt.
“And yet your facial hair claims otherwise.”
Or maybe it’s the biggest confirmation.
Is that a big confirmation in your pocket or are you just happy to see Amazi-Girl?
Amazi-Girl should speak in the third person from now.
This engineering student sure has a hell of a time growing facial hair.
That’s the only proper way an engineer can be clean-shaven.
Only if it continues down to his neck.
B-But you’re criminals! You’re supposed to be a superstitious cowardly lot! You aren’t supposed to be this smart, dammit!
You’re supposed to have one fat one and one skinny one and you guys engage in wacky schtick before I come in and beat you up.
Dibs on the skinny guy with the schtick!
Does he speak softly?
No, it’d be the fat one whose schtick is “big”.
I dunno, it’s pretty common for skinny guys to have pretty big schticks, if you know what I’m sayin’.
What skinny guys do you know?
Indeed, vigilantism is itself illegal.
Pfff, you’d never see a Physics major like me out on a Friday night vandalizing, ruckus-raising and causing mischief and mayhem. Lousy engineers.
I mean, you’d never see a Physics major like me out on a Friday night PERIOD, but still.
Except I think it’s still Tuesday here.
Tuesday is within an order of magnitude of Friday. It’s a reasonable approximation.
‘Reasonable approximation’? Charlatan! You must really be an engineer! (or an astrophysicist).
In my astro class, we’re allowed to approximate pi to one, and pi squared to ten. When I tell my math major friends that, they twitch.
Oh, you’re in the observational sciences. Well, that explains the lack of rigor.
Hell, I’m getting twitchy, and I’m a Communications major.
A Communications Major? Hopefully you will find some work, one of these days.
Does a communications degree include courses on fry sales?
I’m still a senior in high school and that make ME twitch. Does your professor enjoy torturing the other professors or something by dangling that little factoid over their heads?
Kind of like how those students can dangle that paint can over shorty-mc-shortshort’s head BOOOM, take that Galasso-disguised-amazigirl!
Pi squared to ten I can accept, but pi to one? I don’t know where else pi pops up in astrophysics, but I’d think it would give pretty meaningless results if orbits were calculated at less than a third of their actual values.
Maybe the Count meant that they approximate it as 3 or 4. At least, I hope that’s what he meant. Because that would make sense.
Otherwise I may have to choke an astrophysicist.
Makes it really easy to multiply by pi!
It works if it’s 1 [half_of_earths_orbit/AU], so
thing radius orbit
sun 0 0
earth 1 2
jupiter 5 25
Well I am a history major and I am still getting twitchy.
I am still a history Captain, haven’t managed to get that promotion yet.
You have an astrological physics class in your curriculum? I know Buzz Aldrin skipped that at M.I.T., and was really sorry about it once he got to the moon and could see all the “Signs” so clearly, and all he could remember was that the bull is stubborn.
Have you not heard of spherical cows?
I’ve worked with spherical cows. The hardest part is getting them out of the frictionless vacuum when you’re done experimenting.
Have you tried shooting them? Since the collisions are perfectly elastic, neither shooting the cow nor the cow hitting the other end of the lab is going to damage anything.
Then you just end up with the cow and the bullet bouncing endlessly around the lab.
Makes for a good friday evening entertainment program though.
Just lead some unsuspecting philosophy majors into the lab and close the door behind them.
…you chose the worst possible username for someone who doesn’t go out at night.
Daywalker spotted. The Count here will need a new nickname. Hmm, Blade is taken, how about… Tingle. Now that’s a name!
So smart he was out valdalising public property with his face exposed and without gloves.
Is Amazi-Girl trying to get them to throw the first punch so it can be technically self-defense? Clever (Amazi-)girl.
True. Don’t they know there’s campus security?
They’re currently fully invested in investigating how their boss’ son Ryan mysteriously ended up getting glassed inna face several nights ago and punishing those responsible.
Because people have weird priorities in situations like this.
ALT=”perhaps to strike fear into the hearts of criminals, amazi-girl should consider adopting the appearance of a creature of the night”
But Squirrel-Girl has already been taken.
And noone would fear Late Night Drunken Rave Party Girl.
She could take on the appearance of a college student.
You know, there’s one group that only ever come out at night, because they’re so suspicious and cowardly. She could be Criminal-Girl.
Hamsters are creatures of the night.
Technically they are crepuscular which is active during twilight (dawn and dusk). Mind, that may only be true of wild hamsters in a natural environment. Mine (domesticated and in cages) were nocturnal.
Interesting:) I’d like to imagine all you do here is clarify things about hamsters.
Squirrels come out at all hours.
My suggestion, she should appear as a naked woman wearing just a mask (and shoes), i.e. Kekko Kamen.
She should also have an apron on at least, that way you can cater to a certain type of fetish.
Is it a bad thing that I actually know what you’re refering to? XD
Maybe an opossum?
Or a hedgehog.
Then there is the one creature of the night that is made of pure awesome of course: The badger!
If she becomes Hedgehog woman, there’s going to be a ton of fan art in fucknoreligiousfanart about her.
Having taught a few thousand engineering majors, I would dispute the claim being made here….
In your professional opinion, could the facial hair be the cause?
So you must know enough about engineers to realize that they would happily insinuate that being an engineer proves they’re smart enough to not get in fistfights with girls.
Calling it. Amazi-girl intentionally gets with this engineering dude and makes Danny sad. Then Amber consoles him and bada bing bada boom.
…yay sexual blackmail?
I feel certain she could do better, and one hopes she has slightly higher self-esteem than to be turned on by “negging”.
Amazigirl?! Don’t go evil! Granted, Amazitits would be a workable villain name, but still.
The Terrible Tyranical Amazi-Tits. She will crack your spine, but also she has a nice rack.
She will crack your spine WITH her rack…
D: …I…might draw that…
Alas…I fell asleep. Perhaps tommorow.
SLEEP NOT ALLOWED!
YOU MUST DRAW!!!
Once again, my superhero dreams are crushed by engineers. DAMN YOU ENGINEERS!!
You have an excellent gravatar for yelling.
Ridtom gets a monster truck and the engineers get lasers. How many lasers? ALL OF THEM. What kind of lasers? ALL OF THEM. How many engineers? ALL SIX OF THEM.
Well, engineers do solve problems. Well, practical ones at least.
Practical engineers or practical problems?
Ha, she said “push it” and “dirty”!
Shut up, Beavith.
Okay, this is great and all, but Dorothy is naked somewhere on campus right now, so if we could just…
Pretty sure she got redressed after Walky asked her to renounce “Wedding Smashers”.
There are times it’s really annoying that this comic is PG-13.
Especially since it’s pretty obvious that in some dark little corner of his mind, Willis likes the bow-chicka-wow-wow.
Especially since it’s pretty obvious that in some dark little corner of his mind abnormally large pons, Willis likes the bow-chicka-wow-wow.
I believe I have fixed that.
Of course what he doesnt realize is now someone can give a clear description of the perpetrator to the authorities.
How do you know when someone’s an engineer?
Don’t worry, they’ll let you know.
At my university the Engineering students were the ones who got drunk and had wild parties so perhaps Amazi-Girl should snap back with “Well you’ve just engineered your own doom.”
Wait, I always thought Dumbing of Age took place at IU. Engineers? At IU? BLASPHEMY!
Unless of course they’re not actually from IU…
Engineers? This is madness.
every engineer i know is that guy
I had an engineer type using the locker next to me when I took tae quon do. He made sure everyone knew it.
Did they graffiti a flying pooping butt onto the sign??!
Looks to me like a worm with a stick on its head. Poor little wormy… We shall remember that worm for all of time by using its shape to create the Amazigirl-signal! It is like the Bat-signal, but better!
It’s easy to tell the dude is an engineer, not an art major.
Hey look buddy, he’s an engineer; that means he solves problems. Not problems like “what is beauty?”, because that would fall within the purview of your conundrums on philosophy.
He solves practical problems.
Like, how to stop some big mean mother hubber from tearing him a structurally superfluous new behind.
“If you’re so damn smart, why do you think it’s a good idea to vandalize a street sign?”
“Because it amused me?”
“Because being smart enough that you can’t be goaded into performing felony assault doesn’t exactly confer a degree in rocket science.”
Is it bad that I am reading her voice like batman?
How could reading anyone’s voice as Batman be a bad thing ?
Unless it’s anyone about to kick your ass that is.
Which one? Adam West? Michael Keaton? Val Kilmer? George Clooney? Rino Romano? Bruce Greenwood? Christian Bale? Diedrich Bader? Kevin Conroy?
Kevin Conroy. the only REAL Batman voice. (he’s the james earl jones of batman voices)
THANK YOU, JEEZE. Someone else who recognizes the truth.
I really enjoy the second panel for some reason. And Amazi-Girl’s glee of fighting someone kinda reminds me of Ryoma Nagare for some reason…..and now I have an uncomfortable feeling in my pants.
Dude has a weapon
She has weapons too. It’s called her arms and legs.
And a hidden push popper
The vandal actually brings up a good point. While he may be engaging in criminal activity, beating somebody up for doing it is also an excessive response to the situation.
There’s no kill like overkill.
There is no overkill. There is only “Open fire!” and “Time to reload!”
Amazi-girl has a remarkable knack for speaking with clenched teeth.
Ahh, and here we see the clutch! Amazi-Girl may be impressive in the papers, and things like stopping dudes from mugging people is cool, but either she does things like beat people up for graffiti (“man, what a crazy horrible vigilante”) or she doesn’t (“what sort of bastion of justice is she if she lets people break laws?”) and either option results in negative consequences! Plus she seems to mostly do the Amazi-Girl thing out of resolving anger issues, which is why she’s now coaxing people into fights, and lady, that’s just not healthy.
If she wasn’t itching for a fight, there’s always option 3: steal the spray can.
Does IU have an engineering school? I thought they went to Purdue.
You know what actually first thought that cam to my mind when he said he is in engineering was If this guy is so smart how come he is taking engineering courses at IU rather than Purdue. Although judging by his previous comments and the fact he is spray painting a sign instead of studying kind of answers my question.
Oh noes! Reality strikes!
This is something that always puzzles me about many of the students at the university where I studied and am now employed. They’re smart people who worked hard to get here, so why are they so bloody keen to trash the place?
Ohh, Amazi-girl. I love you so.
IU doesn’t have an engineering school… He must be from Purdue!
I really wanted to do a noir edit of this one, but I just can’t get it. The lighting is all wrong. As almost all comic lighting is, really, but panel 4 gave me hope.
Well, here’s the best I could do, anyway.
For the love of god I hope that’s supposed to be film grain because otherwise your compression is ack and either way aaugh my eyes.
Other than that I have no comment.
It is, indeed, supposed to be film grain. I know the eyes protest, but I thought I had to do something more than I’d already done. Like I said, it’s really not an easy effect to achieve.
I think the problem is that film grain is generally visible only when looking at a larger image than the comic panels represent, so when I see the panel I mentally scale up the grain to what it would be if that was a full-screen image and, well, it’s less grain than ‘clean the gunk off the lens!’.
Beyond that, like I said, I had no comment; you set yourself a hard task because, as you noted, the lighting is all wrong. I’m not quite familiar enough with the genre to speak on it, but I get this sense that to really get it across you should add stark shadows in and almost bring the thing to the level of chiaroscuro – hard blacks and whites. That and maybe give the guys fedoras, I dunno.
Here, have another version which is sort of noir- well, not at all, really. But at least it’s got a sort of film-grainy… no. Well. It’s another version that’s more comfortable to look at, anyway. It’s actually almost the same as the previous effect; I just switched it more into the ‘sharpen’ family of effects than the ‘blur’ family.
I’ve got to stop posting pointless edits.
Dumbing of Age – the underwater edition!
As to the other one, easier on the eyes, and the color adjustment is interesting. Getting me a ’30s/’40s vibe for some reason – newsreels style, perhaps. Close enough, eh? And it sure as heck ain’t like I could do better!
Who knew that Amazi-Girl’s arch nemesis would be Non-violent Conflict Resolution Man?
“Conflict Resolution Man” somehow sounds like a superhero in a Monty Python skit.
No, it sounds like a Whose Line is it Anyway Superhero.
The crisis he’d be asked to resolve is probably “Too many oranges in this chutney!”
Engineering at IU? Pbtttt. Obviously not too bright. The shining stars of Indiana engineering go to Rose or Purdue!
He did say “don’t have no”, so there’s that.
Goatee Dude is the smartest character of them all.
If he had really been smart, he would have painted that sign and left 35 minutes ago.
Okay Mr. Engineer, so why are you out tagging street signs in the middle of the night?
Being intelligent and immature are fully compatible.
Because he has classes during the day, of course.
I think sh**’s about to get real soon….
If she gets them to stop their vandalizing without violence, that’s still a victory, right? An unsatisfying one, perhaps, but still a victory. Though she could still decide to beat them up for refusing to clean up the graffiti they made, but they might be hard if they just leave.
Yeah, but she’s still a tech geek, and I’m willing to bet, owns a camera phone.
I don’t get the graffitti.
I see an R and a squiggle. Meh, assume it’s a penis.
What’s he trying to say, that engineers are smart? Hahaha! Hahaha! Heh. heh..
How can you guess I’m studying engineering?
RAWER! Kick his smart Arse!
Amazi-girl, stop being such a pill. Nobody gives a shit if some loser tags a “dead end” sign. If they were tagging a building or statue, or something else that was difficult and expensive to repair or replace, I’d say intercede, but that’s a street sign. It’s not even a particularly important street sign, and odds are whatever entity is responsible for the care and maintenance of that particular sign has about a billion more just like.
As an aside note, Amazi-girl, you emulate the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pretty closely, right down to the mouth shape they make when trying to be intimidating. Ever notice how the Turtles don’t generally hang out in Central Park, hassling winos or beating up litterbugs?
And they were defacing the back end of the sign, so no real harm done.
Sorry, I misread the dialogue from the last comic.
Amazi-girl enters barbarian rage!
You can’t go around winning fights against multiple people larger than you unless you train WAY more than an MMO addict who nobody sees train could possibly train. Therefor, the obvious conclusion is that she has actual superpowers.
The only fight we’ve seen her win was mostly won with theatrics, deception and intimidation rather than sheer brute force, remember.
Guy should become a recurring villain.
A Mr Normal Logic to Amazi-Girl’s fantasy life.
“I’m in engineering” would be his catchphrase.
“Sneaking out at night for pizzas? Your evil reign ends at last!”
“um, that might scare a stupid person, but I’m in engineering. I’ll wait until you try to report us in THAT costume.”
Is it just me or does that guy kinda look like Tony Stark?
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