Diegetic Exegesis
  • Nadine
    November 11, 2010

    What about Economics humour?


    Plus you get a freaking scary picture of a clown.

  • joyce
    November 11, 2010

    Faith makes some sense.

  • David Thomsen
    November 11, 2010

    Faith makes some sense, but the stuff that makes no sense at all is faith.

    Also, math is different in other parts of the universe. Not basic math, of course, but the stuff I browse on the cover of New Scientist and intend to read later.

  • Andy
    November 11, 2010

    this comic by itself laps xckd pretty eloquently i think

  • Jacob Adam
    November 11, 2010

    “If what I’m saying doesn’t make any sense, that’s because sense can not be made. It’s something that must be sensed.”

  • Ailu
    November 11, 2010


  • jonthebru
    November 11, 2010

    I see math in the wind blowing across a grass field, there’s a pattern there. I see faith in the clouds as they move across the sky, there’s a pattern there too. I see no problems.
    That said, it IS all about the money.

    Dorothy, there is a great complement there in the comment from Andy, congratulations.

  • B
    November 11, 2010

    You’re really gonna have to whack that wicket if you want it to get through faith.

  • matus
    November 11, 2010

    Not to troll C&G, but…

    @david, jon

    Faith is not belief in something despite the absense of sense?
    Does a belief count as faith if you have a sensible reason to believe it?

    It makes sense that people have faith.

  • Erika
    November 11, 2010

    There is no pure faith, I think. People always have a reason to believe something, whether it’s science or God. Either it makes sense to them, or they’ve seen something they see as evidence, or someone they trust believes it. Nothing, not even belief, can happen without a cause.

    Economics is the type of thing that makes sense, in a way, but is so complex that most people just have to have faith that it makes sense, based on the fact that someone they trust says so.

  • Dodge City Marshall
    November 11, 2010

    You know those hunches aren’t good you their health.

  • Nadine
    November 12, 2010

    @Erika- I think most mainstream Economics involves a heavy dose of faith, even before you start to look at the complications. For example, in “perfect competition” you need to assume an infinite amount of perfectly rational potential sellers and buyers.


    Not bad given it is the bedrock of mainstream microeconomic thought and the first think they teach you at economics school.

  • concernedcitizen
    November 12, 2010

    but where’d the croquet ball go?

  • girl w/o cats
    November 12, 2010

    Dear Dorothy,
    Are you now or have you ever been a student at St John’s College? How else to explain the croquet?

  • Dorothy
    November 12, 2010

    People elsewhere don’t play croquet?

  • Roberta
    November 14, 2010

    Cartman sang Faith on South Park this week. It wasn’t in context to the story, didn’t make any sense, but it was funny.

  • Girl
    November 14, 2010

    Math makes no sense. Imaginary numbers? Are you kidding me?

  • girl w/o cats
    November 16, 2010

    @Dorothy: Nope, no one else plays croquet. Seriously though, I am thrice-weekly in awe. I envision school packs given to St. John’s freshmen, instead of some silly electronic gadget like they’d get at Duke. And C&G books in the bookstore, and…and…

  • Clovis
    November 21, 2010

    @Girl: Imaginary numbers are used to model cyclical events in recursive environments (among many other purposes). Or maybe they don’t make sense like fractions and negative numbers because those can never exist either.

  • Chris
    November 26, 2010

    if what i am saying makes no sense it is because salmon tricycle alphabet trombone.

  • br
    January 18, 2011

    this is not funny in any way at all

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