Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Yea, this.

It's the fifth panel that I'm having tattooed on my fin.

(thanks to the fabulous Molly O'Neill for alerting me to this.)

11 comments:

Linda G. said...

Now, that is fin-worthy advice indeed. Do it!

wry wryter said...

I'm having it tattoed on my ass, along with AARP.

christwriter said...

xkcd rocks no matter what they post. I personally have about nine of their things saved on my harddrive.

Personal fav is the one about the windmills.

jjdebenedictis said...

Big fat AMEN to Emmy Noether being an amazing mathematician. The theory named after her was one of the most mind-blowing things I learned in grad school.

And I was genuinely thrilled when I learned the famous "Noether's thereom" was named after a woman. Role models do matter.

Chris said...

That's a worthy saying to have tattooed upon your body, but this one here seems right up your alley too:

http://www.rall.com/rallblog/2011/05/11/ted-rall-tattoo-art

Kristin Laughtin said...

You've been posting all sorts of inspirational stuff lately! I like it.

Also, I'm still laughing at "Also, avoid radium. It kills you."

My word verification is "third". I hope tomorrow will be the third day in a row you've posted something awesome.

Claudie A. said...

Oh gosh yes! I always xkcd, but I particularly adore this one. So many great women in science that were forgotten.

Amen to the tattoo. ;)

jesse said...

That's going to be hard for others to read when you're moving with any kind of speed.
Is it your intention to confuse your enemies?
Like: "what is that thing coming at me, it looks, kinda, like a shark. Oh wait its a comic. I can't quite read it yet... Oh my, that's pretty funny-"
CRUNCH.

earth said...

Loved this strip, though it does make me mad that those brilliant women had to play second-fiddle to their male colleagues just because of male insecurity. I loved the part about persisting with something because you want to do it, not because it's a way to get famous.

Hilary said...

Totally love this.

Oh, and also: Girls CAN do math, and science chicks rock.

Terri Coop said...

XKCD rocks, my bulletin board is covered with prints (including this one). When I was in school (back when dinosaurs roamed the earth) girls who were good at math and science were channeled into becoming nurses, dieticians and teachers. Boys were down the hall (yes, career day was segregated) learning about being doctors and astronauts. I defied them by getting my first degree in engineering and my second in law. Achievement is at the intersection of wanting and trying. BTW, not a thing wrong with nursing, teaching or nutrition. I know awesome pros in these fields - both male and female. Just wanted to have my choices expanded, not contracted.