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QC - The MUSICAL!
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Author Topic: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5  (Read 37701 times)

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I was disappointed to find no sign that Fournier-Goldman Happiness Units actually exist. My happiness units are now lower. :-(

I wonder what the mug says. There's a sign by the food that says potatoes! Even In Space! they still serve a boring continental breakfast. I severely hope that's not a netbook. I wonder what part of Earth we can see out the window? /randomthoughts
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Dang. I never noticed Marigold's so currrrrvy.  :-D
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She got ham.
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Big breakfast is the best breakfast. Period.
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Dr E-C looks tired, maybe we've discovered where Hanners gets her sleep habits from?

In other news, Ham Tongue!
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So two scientists walk into a bar and decide to have a drinking competition, the first scientist says "I'll have a glass of H20 please". The second scientist says "I'll have a glass of H20 too"

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For comic #2128...

1. My weary squinting eyes also tell me that Professor Ellicot-Chatnam's mug likely says: "You have to be CRAZY to work here!"  Only Jeph knows for certain, or will put it out as QC merchandise...$$$.

2. It is a nice subtle point-out (panel #2) how Marten is Hannelore's closest, if not best, friend, even if Marten has not realized it.

3. Art-wise, the one-quarter panel (#3) for surprising Marten caught my eye.  Jeph has gotten pretty good at mixing in the frontal shots.

4. I get the feel, however, that Professor Ellicot-Chatnam is treating his inquiry to Hannelore's happiness a little too clinically, more like a scientific study rather than a concerned parent (especially from panel #4).  We will see...

5. @idontunderstand... Yep, Marigold rivals Faye for curves and boobs.

6. Space Ham!  Guess Marigold did hear the wake-up song & dance, previously.  Almost as good as space bacon, and not as potentially messy as space eggs.  (Damn it, now I crave a big breakfast/brunch buffet at a nice hotel/casino...)
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I'm currently listening to "Wake Up, Marten" on repeat and finding it impossible not to sing along with full pantomime actions.
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@Carl-E: Yup.  zomg, the QC fandom.  I'm...speechless, guys. Struck dumb by the awesomeness of the fandom. 
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You'll find some weird people on a space station!

I'm currently listening to "Wake Up, Marten" on repeat and finding it impossible not to sing along with full pantomime actions.

You'll find some weird  people in this forum too!!!
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Damn that song is PERFECT. Specially because it was almost exaclty the way I thought it was going to be even the moments one of them was singing was the same as my overall idea.
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Loving the song. Made my morning a bit better for sure.

I really like Marigold's background actions in this comic. Also finding the jeans a bit flattering on her. Marten's little, "Dwoop?" face in 3A is classic.
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I was disappointed to find no sign that Fournier-Goldman Happiness Units actually exist. My happiness units are now lower. :-(

Ladies and gentlemen, the Fournier-Goldman Happiness Scale (proposed):

 :cry:  :?  :-(  :|  :-)  :-D  :lol:  :laugh:  :evil:  :mrgreen:
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1. That's an iPad. Or, knowing the Doctor, it's actually a PADD.

2. I can't listen to that entire song. My blood sugar is already high as it is. ;)

3. Marten and his classic "uncertainty" move with the hand behind his neck.

4. I feel vindicated: the window of the dining area faces the earth, which means that the station spins parallel (roughly) to the surface of the earth. Not that it makes any difference, of course.

5. The "You have to be CRAZY to work here!" coffee mug is a winner.

6. Marigold is looking exceptionally cute with the ham sticking out of her mouth... I don't suppose Space Ham is made by Hormel, hey?
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"Spathe Ham!" is the greatest thing ever.

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Mar-bear's spathe ham totally looks like her tongue lolling out. HEHE  :-P
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I wonder if Marigold is planning to have Pocky with her spathe ham (or maybe Girl Scout cookies)
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Seems like any caring dad would want to know about his daughter's friendships, how she's coping with her OCD, her love life, and with anecdotes. Do Hannerdad's Fournier-Goldman Happiness Units substitute for that or supplant it?
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Is that a misspelling of Fourier in the last panel or is there another mathematician named Fournier I'm unaware of?
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I really like the song as well. Can we have more QC broadway/musical songs?

And Spathe Ham is fun :)
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Is that a misspelling of Fourier in the last panel or is there another mathematician named Fournier I'm unaware of?
What would mathematician know about quantum fun? Fournier is obviously some kind of AI scientist specializing in fun (Funnology?).
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I predict that "Spathe Ham" will become the official title for it, just like I refuse to refer to Jeph's dog by anything but Shebly.
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Never tell a mad scientist you can't quantify something.
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Never tell a mad scientist you can't quantify something.

He/she'll use you in his/her next experiment.


Spaaaaace Haaaaaam


Piiiiiigs in Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace!!!!!




Hmmmmmm

He may be a concerned parent, and I do like Dr. E-C - But here he's being a bit of a geeky dick.

Just sayin'
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If Hannerdad is the type I think he is, then quantifying Hanners's happiness is the only way he knows how to care, and he's tired because work is more interesting than sleep.
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For now, I've got Dr. E-C Listed under "Cares, really he does, and is showing it the only way he knows how."

Dang, the caf line is out of spathe ham.
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So what's the Show gonna be this week?

Comedy Central: The Birthday Party Celebrity Roast!    - 3 (5.2%)
After School Special: Hanners & Hannerdad reconcile!    - 1 (1.7%)
Lifetime Movie: The Truth about Hanner's childhood!    - 15 (25.9%)
GTV: Marigold plays with the LASER cannon!    - 5 (8.6%)
Big Brother: We find out what happens to EVERYONE on board.    - 5 (8.6%)
History: ECT Documentary of Hannerdad & his background    - 1 (1.7%)
Discovery: Hannerdad blows something up! (Jamie & Adam approve!)    - 9 (15.5%)
Travel: Did you know the station has an 18-hole golf course?    - 0 (0%)
Food: WAFFLES... IN... SPAAAAAACE!!!    - 6 (10.3%)
TV Land: Re-runs of Hanner's birthday Karaoke!    - 0 (0%)
Adult Swim: Questionable Content    - 13 (22.4%)

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For some reason whenever my mind sees "hannerdad" it reads "HannerHead"
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Space ham?  In my day we just called it Spam.
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Space ham?  In my day we just called it Spam.

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Mari is amusing and I do like that Hannelores father does seem to care, just not able to express it well. Probably a better parent than her mother was, but still not all that great.
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Re: today's comic...

"There's so much time and so little to do!"

"..."

"Wait. Scratch that. Reverse it."

Typical scatterbrained genius. X-D
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Why is Hannelore as sane as she is?
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Does Hannerdad know something about his life expectancy most folks don't know?

Jeph used the wrong window background for panel 2. Or the station is orbiting REALLY fast.
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This means we know now that Hannelore's happiness is more than 10% of the fatal level.
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the D&D Print....shouldn't Dora be in it as a villainess?
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This rather lends some weight to my impression of Hannerdad as a forgetful old man who never had time for his daughter, or indeed any kind of personal life.
That's fine though, because "Good lord, this is no time for a party!" makes him sound incredibly British. That makes up for it :D
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The text below the comic has pictures in it and you guys - Marten looks quite good as a bard. Rowrrr. Is it just me?  :psyduck:
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Check his right hand.  If it's glowing Red, it's too late   :-D


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Marten+too much happynes ........

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@Westrim: I too was extremely disappointed to find no sign that Fournier-Goldman Happiness Units actually exist.

However, at a risk of sounding geekly (horrors! ok, it's true) there is a wealth of scholarly writing and articles on the Quantification of Happiness.

Including this great summary of the issue at the learning channel http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/measure-happiness.htm

In short, the most most common methods today are the "Revised Oxford Happiness Scale" (http://www.meaningandhappiness.com/oxford-happiness-questionnaire/214/)  and the "Satisfaction with Life Scale" (http://tbims.org/combi/swls/)

Except from the learning channel article:
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Quantifying happiness most commonly relies on self-reporting. Happiness surveys such as the Revised Oxford Happiness Scale ask a comprehensive set of questions, while the Satisfaction with Life Scale poses only five. Generally, these polls ask people to rate their satisfaction about various aspects of their lives on a scale. For example, one of the most critical questions asked in the World Values Survey is:
"Taking all things together, would you say you are very happy, rather happy, not very happy or not at all happy?"

In any case, I just love the ways this comic shows a mad scientist can show love, of course he has to quantify it, how else would you be able to accurately measure changes of state and take appropriate scaled action to address a deficiency?  

Hannelore clearly was suffering from OCD, but she took action and moved to earth in a wonderfully brave and bold move to fix herself. That she succeeded for the most part is a testament to the person she is inside.

That said, imagine how Dr. Ellicott-Chatham must have felt? His only daughter was broken and he couldn't fix her. Aware of his own social limitations, all the AIs he created to always be there for her were likewise unable to help except in the most minor of ways. When he could focus on it, he must have felt quite sad and responsible for it all.

As a parent myself,  I know i would feel guilty if i raised my child on a space station surrounded mostly by holographic AI friends who likewise have social interaction problems due to a lack of common human experience and socialization and she turned out to have quantifiable mental illness and social development issues.

oh and I might add both how much really love QC since i've followed it more than a year and that this is my first post here - lol
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"...so much to accomplish before I die..."

Actually, I think that quite often; I know exactly  how he feels and have somewhat the same reaction at times.
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Fifty six? Life in orbit must be very ageing. Perhaps it's the cosmic rays.

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Marten is about to knock those books off the table. I feel like warning him, but I can't...
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"...so much to accomplish before I die..."

Actually, I think that quite often; I know exactly  how he feels and have somewhat the same reaction at times.
And yet here you are moderating a forum where a good chunk of the conversation is about information we'll get the next strip.

I, meanwhile, am making excellent use of my limited lifetime. :cry:
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Does Hannerdad know something about his life expectancy most folks don't know?

Jeph used the wrong window background for panel 2. Or the station is orbiting REALLY fast.

That change would  not result from orbiting. Remember that the station is spinning to great artificial gravity. The rate of spin is about 1RPM (or 2RPM, if the residents have adjusted to slightly higher Coriolis). At this instant the axis (and hence also the windows on this side of the station) is pointing towards Earth. If we assume 1RPM and 15 seconds between panels 1 and 2, then the scene would have rotated 90 degrees, which looks about right. If we assume 2RPM, then 7.5 seconds is enough. Agree that panels 3 and 4 don't match this.

The direction of the axis goes a full circle once per orbit. Notice how in the previous strip (presumably 10-15 minutes earlier) you could see the Earth's edge from the window indicating that the axis of the spin was not pointing straight down at that time.

Of course, there is no reason for Jeph's drawings to follow the laws of physics  :-)

Is this horse dead, yet?

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And yet here you are moderating a forum where a good chunk of the conversation is about information we'll get the next strip.

I have always been the classic under-achiever. :cry:

But none-the-less I am working rather than retiring; planning a new business venture (though not doing it yet); continuing to acquire new skills and knowledge.
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56? Great Scott Hanners, do you know what that means?
I see her dad as doc Brown, yeah.
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Given Hannelore's age and his age there could actually be some older Hannersibs around.  But I think it's more likely he didn't actualy have sex until he met her mother, simply because he was "too busy" to get around to losing his virginity.  A story about how they met would be very interesting.  It also brings up the question of how old her mom is.  She looks like she's probably younger than he is, but given her fortune she could afford the best facelift money can buy.
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Marten is about to knock those books off the table. I feel like warning him, but I can't...
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"...so much to accomplish before I die..."

Actually, I think that quite often; I know exactly  how he feels and have somewhat the same reaction at times.
And yet here you are moderating a forum where a good chunk of the conversation is about information we'll get the next strip.

I, meanwhile, am making excellent use of my limited lifetime. :cry:

That...that struck way too close to home.  :psyduck:

Having now seen Hannerdad as contrasted with Hannermom, I absolutely CAN NOT picture those two getting together under any circumstances. 

Actually, only one circumstance: Hannermom using sex and procreation as a corporate merger tactic. And *that* might explain some of Hannelore's many, many issues, if at heart she knows that's the reason she was conceived. 

Oh god, I'm fan-fic-ing without even trying. 

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