SO MANY COPYRIGHT PAGES
ALWAYS COPYRIGHT FOREVER
Then we find out in tomorrow’s strip, this montage took place over….15 seconds. 😛
Sounds about right..
Right number, wrong time unit.
Yeah, that’s my feel for studying too (hey, hello Jen, took a day off yday ?)
Is it coincidence THIS came up on Daniel the Human’s Facebook page…?
DoA2: Study Harder!
DoA: Study 4Eva
Dumbing of Age: Tokyo Drift(ing asleep)
Slipshine: Walky does a research paper…….naked.
That might work, depending on what he’s researching.
Researching the effect of surprise nudity in your girlfriend’s bedroom, on your girlfriend. And her roommate. 😛
Walky: CURSE YOU SHORT ATTENTION SPAND!!!
I was gonna be a grammar nazi but I decided against it, then I was too committed to the comment to stop it…I may have a problem…
I guess I should mention that it’s supposed to be “span”.
I think they knew that, they were just further adding to the confusion by correcting it with another valid word that didn’t fit the context.
I thought it was supposed to be “attention spandex”
Is that what you use to expand your attention span?
Or is it an Attention Expander? (Like a Chest Expander?) Or maybe an Expender?
Ah I dunno, I’m talking rubbish. I JUST GOT A JOB! xD
Surely “attention spandex” would be more of a Danny and Amazi-Girl thing?
OK you get a snark point. +1
Next slipshine confirmed
fairly certain the word is “attention Spaniard”
or perhaps “attention Saint Bernard”
Just wait until the anxiety sets in.
what on earth is the head alien doing to walky in panel 4 and why does walky find it so boring
I will never see this panel the same way again.
Ladies and gentlemen, our new Slipshine!
i guess that’s why they call him the Head Alien
that looks like a classic Willis “I hid a boner in this photo”
You have not only ruined this comic for me, but maybe all comics for all time, because they may forever remind me of this one.
But but you have a time machine! Can’t you just stop yourself from reading it
From reading what?
From reading…oh…uh nothing don’t worry about it.
Don’t scroll up!
And now, by mentioning it, he will scroll up ~_~
He’s got a point, tho – no text in this comic, nothing to ‘read’.
And if you look in the last panel, you’ll notice you can see if Head Alien’s gone either… O_O
Brilliant portrayal, Willis, no joke.
Yeah, spot on. Think every student has gone through that routine at some point.
I cannot brain today
I has the Walky
As my sister says:
“I have the dumb. I cannot brain today”
Be interesting to know how much time is supposed to elapsed between panel 1 and panel 5. When I was in college I could go through all five levels like this in less than ten minutes.
I can go through all five panels in less time than it takes to read em
You must put a lot of effort into your boredom, then.
It might have been funnier if Walky developed a 5 O’clock shadow, then stubble and finally a beard.
Somehow I don’t think Walky could grow a very good beard. Just doesn’t seem like him.
But maybe I’m wrong and he’d wind up with Sal’s glorious chocolate river of hair, but on his face.
That might be the only way for Walky and Joyce to end up together in this universe.
Let’s face it, he’ll never have a beard like Joe’s dad.
…fae pun not intended.
He’ll never have a beard like Ethan.
In the space of ten seconds?
Also interesting: has he turned more than one page during the course of these positions?
He’s turned them! Just not absorbed any of their contents.
In other words, classic studying.
I think he’s just opening the book to random places.
Today’s comic features Walky showing off 5 positions from the Karma Sutra.
That’s the only book that can keep his attention.
Also it has far more diagrams to look at.
But will he be able to rise to the challenge come test day?
Dotty seems to think he did well on the practice test.
Ah, but what about charts? This is something that the great Faz must know.
What about the Head AlienDexter and Monkey Master Omnibus??
That would be less of a book and more of a religious text.
Since it’s Walky, I’d argue these are poses from the ‘Caramel Sutra’.
*ba dump tish*
Channeling your girlfriend eh Walky?
Is this their foreplay?
No, that’s chasing down super heroes.
Is Amazi-Girl super enough? Is there enough canon for this?
She’s referred to as one in comic and she’s about as powerful as early street level characters. So I would say so.
She’s certainly invested enough points in movement powers to qualify as a low-grade superhuman. Normals couldn’t pull half the stunts she managed the night Walky and Dorothy were chasing her. And she did help Mike kill a giant homicidal breakfast pastry in Shortpacked, so she’s got that for street cred in the Walkyverse.
Her one real superpower (immunity to criticism) is enough to qualify her as ‘super’.
I think she’s stronger then her shortpacked counterpart
given that this strips version is an actual secret identity and actually fights crime.
Maybe he should have learnt some OTHER study techniques from her.
She was doing okay for the first couple of days. Very few people who really want to spend Friday night studying, especially studying alone.
In panel #3 he’s hoping that by holding the book open above him, gravity will take over, the knowledge will pour out of the book, and he will absorb it by osmosis.
And in the next one, he’s realized that’s silly and tries the other way around.
Naa, that’s him trying to shake the useful info out so he can then pick it up off the floor & stick it in his head…
“C’mon, knowledge! OSMOSE already!!”
…What a wonderful world this would be.
Oh look, it’s my biography.
No wonder he looks so bored reading it.
He’s truly a master of self-discipline.
Yep, he’s burnt out on studying already.
So the studying is going well for Walky!
He is past the title page. KEEP GOING WALKY, YOU CAN DO IT.
That was me when I hit college and actually had to study for the first tome. I was one of those people in HS who could just read the book once listen to the lecture and ace the test without trying.
This encapsulates my experiences with self-study via books quite well. I just do way better being lectured at I don’t know why. Please someone come to my house and talk at me about HTML and Japanese and Statistics.
HTML is more trouble than it’s worth. I know fuckall about statistics and Japanese is easier than everyone says it is. (Which is to stay it’s pretty friggin hard but it’s not that friggin hard.)
HTML is good. CSS is a hassle though.
Two words: You Tube. It might not be perfect, but at least you get talked at.
Pedantry: YouTube is one word, no space. Used to edit a newspaper, had that come up more than once.
Serious suggestion: YouTube does have lots of videos and they are potentially a good way to get some extra help for an auditory learner, but a quick search on “online college lecture videos” will turn up tons of other options. Might be easier to search for given subjects on dedicated sites than YouTube.
Amusingly, I see Yale offers quite a few open online courses complete with videos. Does Dorothy know? Of course she does, she’s going to go to Yale. 🙂
I’m sure he could find his math stuff on Khan Academy.
TROO FAX: I did a LOT of DIY projects with the aid of YouTube
I’ve seen videos on Youtube for learning Japanese. Some of them are…scary. I don’t know if it’s just the 1 guy who’s videos I kept finding, but I think I’ll spare you all links…
That pretty much went as well as I thought it would. I do feel a bit for him.
If he’s studying for math, then he should really be doing some practice problems. Active studying is so much better for subjects like that… hope someone helps him out soon.
Doing homework he wasn’t assigned is not an idea that will sit well with Walky.
Don’t feel bad Walky. I tried studying at one point as well. Worst mistake ever. We’re better just paying attention and doing our work.
Really? This one feels more appropriate… 😛
Me too, Walky, me too.
And that introduction by the author that tells you to respectfully read the book in a way that just makes you not want to read their book at all.
i feel your pain, man. i feel your pain.
This is perfect. Caught it exactly.
I must have gone thru the same contortions myself, but didn’t ‘see me’ of course.
A few years later, I got to watch my daughter doing this exact routine. from her bedroom to the dining room table to the couch and back to her room.
Funniest and one of the best college humor strips I’ve ever seen.
(ps ya, I feel for him….it’s rough)
Willis forgot the panel where Walky procrastinates by reading a single webcomic strip and then reading all of the comments.
This is precisely what I am doing right now. Damn you, Portmanteaust.
And commenting on the comments, of course.
And checking back on the comments through the day …
Now that would just be absurd.
I mean really, what kind of lunatic would even do that?
I can’t even imagine.
“Well that was an entire minute wasted…”
I have the weird idea Walky is going to go to his sister’s TA for assistance, only for wackiness and horrific offense to ensue when Leo assumes he’s the inspirational white teacher teaching the poor black student. Then Walky will beat him up.
Is this “Leo” a character from the alternate universe where Walky is a psycho who responds to minor slights with extreme violence?
Oh, wait, Leo is Leslie’s ex-husband who hasn’t appeared in this universe, isn’t he? What does he have to do with anything?
I was trying to remember the bow-tie reading teacher’s name and then misremembered it because they look alike. Hence why I called him “Sal’s TA.”
Sal’s TA/occasional fuckbuddy is Jason btw.
You do have to wonder if Studious Walky’s going to resort to Jason for help at some point. Or at least ask Sal about whether Jason is any good as a tutor. There’s some uncomfortable drama/comedy gold potential between those three.
That will be glorious.
Especially if walky realizes/finds out his sister bumped it with Jason.
Well, he could always try help from Penny. With or without all the forementionned.
It would be great if Walky ended up fucking Penny
Penny is sleeping with Joe, who doesn’t strike me as discrete. Jason is/was sleeping with Sal, and has been seen drinking in public with her and escorting her home. Joe is Danny’s roomie, and Danny is tutoring Sal. Walky could go to either TA for help, potentially finding out about their sexual relations through multiple sources. There are an awful lot of people involved here for everything to stay hidden.
Likely outcome at some point is one or both TAs being severely disciplined for their conduct. Their flings have been played for laughs so far, but what they’re doing is one of the most serious ethics violations a TA can commit. If Penny has continued to grade Joe’s work, she’s doomed if an investigation turns up their relationship. Jason is only marginally better off, although he might survive if Sal denies sleeping with him.
Back when a computer meant a pc sitting on a desk, I tried to do this with my programming class. I tried panel 4. It did not turn out well.
Try sleeping with it under your pillow, Walky! 😀
*Nods* It always worked for me!
“or, in our case, finite mathematics book talk“
Is it just me or is the last panel Walky about to take the book with him into the bathroom? ‘Cause that can work.
I dunno, but he’s doing it all wrong there. You’re supposed to have the book between your forehead and the wall so the knowledge can osmose into your frontal lobes.
Yeah, son. You study the hell outta that book.
I have finally caught up to the comic as it currently stands.
It is a very tasteful comic.
one of us one of us
All right, show of hands. Who had the beginning of Eye of the Tiger in the head while reading this one?
Studying hard? Or hardly studying?
That’s some good college, Walky.
Or should I call you… Generalissimo McStudy.
Hey, this happened to me my freshman year! Then I found out that the professor would correct the assignments if you went to her office hours. Then I found out you got extra credit for getting every answer right–even if she’d corrected your paper only minutes before you handed it in.
Unfortunately, the underlying lesson, that professors want you to succeed and attending office hours is a great way to improve your rapport with your professor and your college experience in general, failed to sink in.
This. This right here is precisely why I gave up on college and joined the Navy. Zero attention span + no study skills = wasted college tuition.
Most of the time, I can typically relate to Joyce in this comic (In that I’m pretty much a goody-two-shoes type who doesn’t like swearing, drinking, or foods touching… but minus the homophobia, overly zealous Christian upbringing, and being a girl), but this comic has me seriously relating to Walky. Elementary School was generally a breeze for me; I was in Humanities (I think it goes by different names in different parts of the country, but it’s that class where the advanced kids leave homeroom a couple times a week), I always got A’s and B’s, and studying was a cinch.
Then Junior High started, and I found myself reading massive walls of text that began to lose meaning. I knew the words, but their meaning escaped me. I may as well have been reading “orange ukelele popcorn farming jump 1776 applesauce grandiose butt taco flying purple monkey dishwasher”. It was here that I really had to re-learn how to study. And it seems like the later you learn studying in life, the harder it is.
It’s impressive that you recall that passage about 1776 applesauce after all these years. You must have had way effective study habits.
Aw, buddy, don’t try studying for the first time in your own room. All your stuff is there and it’s totally distracting. Plus, it’s the one place where your friends can find you and distract you at any time. The library might be easier. Or a coffee shop. Maybe experiment to determine whether caffeine makes you better or worse at focusing.
Also, I’ve tried most of those positions. Next, try standing on your desk or your chair.
The lack of a methology of study in the transit from secundary to higher education could be traumatic. Fortunately for Walky, still it’s early for him to take better study habits.
I like how Walky’s hair in that first panel seems to indicate that he slowly slid down that wall into a sitting position while trying to read.
This happened to me in college, too. Except, by the end of it, I discovered that I actually REALLY ENJOYED studying.
And now I’m a college professor. The worm has turned.
One of those strange kids who liked college so much that they refused to leave. So they stick around making up “assignments” for themselves so the administration will let them stay. 😉
literally me when I try to study.
no san diego comic-con, the sorries
Who should be R.A.?
©2010-2017 Dumbing of Age | Powered by WordPress with ComicPress
| Subscribe: RSS
| Back to Top ↑