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Cultural Shift [[ Aaron and Harold walking in an autumn woods, by a lake or stream. ]] / Harold: Solving Global Warming will require a dramatic shift in the way we normally think. / Harold: Instead of focusing on the short term, we must realize that sacrifices now can have long term benefits. / Harold: Instead of...
See You in the Funny Pages [[ Aaron and Harold at a table, both reading newspapers. ]] / Harold: The key to making syndicated comic strips is to never offend anyone. / Aaron: Well, they offend me. / Harold: Why's that? / Aaron: They offend my sense of humor. / {{alt text: When I was ten-years-old, all I wanted was to be in the...
The Surprise Paradox [[ Harold and Raymond talking... ]] / Raymond: Me and the other guys have decided to throw you a *surprise party* sometime between now and Friday. / Harold: Wow, thanks! / Harold: But I guess the surprise party can't be on Friday. / Raymond: Why's that? / Harold: If you wait until the end of the week,...
Just Imagine the Feynman Diagram [[Alp and Ferdinand. Alp is holding a flashlight in one hand and a piece of paper in the other. The flashlight is on, and Alp is shining the beam on the paper. ]] / Alp: Wanna hear an amazing fact? You see this flashlight shining on the paper? / Ferdinand: Yeah. / Alp: According to the path integral...
Politicized Entertainment [[ Harold and Aaron walking in a late-fall woods. The sky color suggests it maybe just after sunset (or before sunrise?). ]] / Harold: The use of divisive politics as entertainment is big business these days. / Harold: On the right, there's Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck, and Rush Limbaugh... / Harold: But...
 
Communal Memory Harold: We think of memories as only being in our own minds, but really they're communal in their nature. / Harold: People used to share stories verbally to ensure that certain memories and knowledge would never be forgotten. This was eventually replaced with books. / Harold: Today it has spread to...
Going Dutch [[ Harold and Aaron sitting at a table, each reading a newspaper. ]] / Harold: California will be voting on a measure to legalize and tax marijuana this fall. / Aaron: It's about time. / Aaron: Legalization will result in a major reduction of law enforcement costs, open up space in overcrowded prisons,...
Vegetarians Can Eat Bacon, Right? [[ Ferdinand in a yellow-green field with a green tree, meets a young woman. ]] / Ferdinand: Want some bacon? / Woman: [[ Smiling gently ]] Sorry, I'm a vegetarian. / Ferdinand: Don't worry, it won't necessarily make you a carnivore. / [[ The woman is getting annoyed... ]] / Ferdinand: For example, I...
The Scientific Process [[ Aaron and Raymond walking in a woods of tall trees with skinny trunks. ]] / Raymond: I wonder why anyone would dedicate themselves to something as cold and mechanical as science. / Aaron: It actually requires a lot of creativity to devise and test ideas so as to figure out how nature works. / Aaron:...
How Do You Measure Love? [[Alp walk into the living room and Harold is standing next to a record player holding the album cover to Led Zeppelin's II.]] / Alp: What are you listening to? / Harold: Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love." / Alp: It bothers me when Robert Plant sings "I'm going to give you every inch of my love." / Harold:...
 
No Turning Back [[ Harold and Aaron out walking. Two roads diverge in front of them. ]] / Harold: In Life you have one of two choices, and both require a compromise. / Harold: Either you can dedicate yourself to becoming really good at one thing, but miss out on the breadth of other experiences... / Harold: ... or...
What Advice Would You Give? [[ Panel: If you could make a phone call back in time and give your 15-year-old self one piece of advice, what would it be? ]] / Raymond: You're probably not going to retire off your comic book collection. / Ferdinand: If you want to be the coolest guy at Prom, wear a bacon tuxedo! / Harold: If you're...
Love Versus Hate {{This comic has three panel: Two normal-sized panels, stacked, on the left, and a large panel, the width of three panels of a four-panel comic, and equally tall.}} / {{Panel one is the upper left.}} / [[Harold, talking to us, standing in front of a blue-gray background. / The BG fades to gray, radially,...
Childhood Amnesia [[ Harold and Aaron walking under a clear, starry night sky. ]] / Harold: Childhood amnesia is a strange mystery. Most typically don't remember anything before 3 years old. / Harold: There are many theories why this is. Some hypothesize that it's due to limited language skills. / Harold: Others argue...
Happy 60th Birthday [[ Harold sitting at home in an easy-chair, reading a paper. The wall is gray, the floor is brown, the chair is mauve. The door bell rings. ]] / <> / Harold: I wonder who that could be. / [[ Harold answers the door. We see the corner and a little bit of the side-wall of a house with simple...
 
The Ig Nobel Prizes Narrator: THE IG NOBEL PRIZES WERE AWARDED LAST WEEK TO CELEBRATE RESEARCH THAT MAKES PEOPLE LAUGH AS WELL AS THINK. / Narrator: LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE WINNERS. / [[Woman clutches her throat with an expression of pain, man is pleading with Ferdinand, who is standing around and watching her]] / Narrator:...
Math Pays Ferdinand: SOMEDAY I WANT A FERRARI TESTAROSSA. / Harold: HOW COULD YOU EVER AFFORD THAT? / Ferdinand: I'M GOING TO DO SOME MATH TUTORING. / Harold: HOW WOULD THAT MAKE YOU ENOUGH MONEY? / Ferdinand: I FIGURE I CAN OVERCHARGE.
How to Get Traffic on the Internet [[Ferdinand and Harold are talking. Harold is looking at some papers, worried.]] / Ferdinand: WHAT'S THE MATTER? / Harold: OUR WEBSITE NUMBERS ARE DOWN. WE NEED TO GET MORE TRAFFIC. / Harold: MAYBE WE NEED AN EYE CATCHING IMAGE TO DRAW PEOPLE TO OUR SITE -- SOMETHING THAT'S EXCITING AND CUTTING EDGE,...
Self-Esteem [[ Raymond and Harold walking in the woods--]] / Raymond: If you act like you have low self-esteem, then you probably _do_ have low self-esteem. / Raymond: But if you act like your have _high_ self-esteem, then you're probably overcompensating because you again have low self-esteem. / Raymond: So does...
Time Dilation [[ Aaron and Harold talking in a field. ]] / Aaron: According to Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity, the faster you go, the slower time proceeds. / Harold: Wow, could that be the secret to fighting getting old? / Aaron: No, but that doesn't stop people from trying. / [[ View pulls back to show Ferdinand...
 
Low Hanging Fruit [[ Harold and Aaron talking under a fruit tree loaded with apples, ripe and easily within reach. ]] / Harold: Missionaries often focus on converting people who are poor and face hardship and adversity. / Harold: But doesn't it say something if the people most susceptible to this are those that are most...
It's Not Coming Back [[Alp and Harold stand at the edge of a cliff, overlooking the water.]] / Alp: Check out my spiffy, new invention, The Super-Duper Boomerang! / Harold: Wow, let's try it! / [[Alp throws the boomerang.]] / <> / [[Alp and Harold wait, staring off into the distance.]] / [[Harold finally gets tired...
Physics Pick Up Lines [[ Panel: Dating Pro tip: Using Physics in your pick up lines is guaranteed to get you some *action*. ]] / [[ Ferdinand in a bar, tries out physics pick up lines ]] / Ferdinand: Hey Baby, do you want to learn about stimulated emission? / Woman: Looks like my years of Kung Fu training are finally going...
Fear the Beard Harold: Ferd, are you excited that the Giants are in the World Series? / Ferdinand: Just a minute. / [[ Ferdinand grits his teeth, makes a little effort...]] / Ferdinand: ARRGG!! / [[ Hair sprouts on Ferdinand's face as he continues to strain... ]] / <> <> <> <> / <>...
No Appreciation [[ Ferdinand appears to be making a balloon animal from a brownish-maroon colored balloon. ]] / Ferdinand: Okay, just one more twist and I'll be done. / [[ Alp watches as Ferd tries to hand his creation to a little girl. ]] / Ferdinand: Here's your little doggie. / Child: [[ running away ]] AIIEEE!! MOMMY!! / Alp:...
 
Feynman Would Approve [[Harold and Ferdinand stand together with a sunset off in the distance. Ferdinand looks excited with his arms raised over his head in triumph.]] / Ferdinand: I did it! I completed classes in classical mechanics, complex analysis, abstract algebra, electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics, special...
56 Years, But Worth the Wait [[ An old comic strip from Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" This is taken from the comic that appeared in newspapers on December 22, 1962 ]] / [[1st panel: Charlie Brown and Linus sitting on a sidewalk step, heads in their hands, arms resting on their knees, looking sad and glum.]] / [[2nd panel: Same as the...
Apples and Oranges [[ Harold and Alp sitting at the end of a dock in a lake with a sunset in the background. ]] / Harold: ...I don't agree, you're comparing apples and oranges. / Alp: Wait, apples and oranges? Is that supposed to imply to *dissimilar* things? / Alp: Apples and oranges are both fruits that we eat and juice....
Guest Comic by the Buttersafe Guys [[Guest Comic by the Buttersafe Guys]] / [[Harold and Aaron take a walk.]] / Harold: How come in our comics, everyone has just eight fingers and one very large eyeball? / Harold: I mean, evolutionarily, we probably shouldn't even exist. We lose our eye, that's it! There's no backup. Heck, you don't...
Guest Comic by Adam Huber [[ Guest comic by Adam Huber ]] / [[ Harold and Aaron taking a walk. Head-only view of Harold, Aaron a little further from the viewer. ]] / Aaron: I don't see the point of trying to be a good person. / [[ View focuses on Aaron making hand gestures. ]] / Aaron: Someday the Universe will collapse in on...
 

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