Friday, January 22, 2010

Irregular Webcomic

I think it's time for another mid week post, don't you?

Today I'm going to talk about one of the geekiest web comics out there (no, not xkcd). It's Irregular Webcomic. The comic consists of pictures of lego figures and sets, with real photos used as backdrops. The comic includes a variety of different themes. The humor is about equal parts affectionate parody and geeky puns.

One of the reasons I really enjoy the comic is whenever the author makes an especially obscure pun he has a note providing information about the subject in question. These educational annotations can be very fun to read (in some cases more fun than the strips themselves. This note explaining how Maxwell discovered that light is actually an electromagnetic wave is my favorite.

The strip has been updating daily since 2003, so the archive is incredibly large. I'd recommend just picking one of the themes and reading through that. The fantasy theme and the Steve and Terry theme are both good. Or you could just read all the ones with annotations. You'll have a good time and you'll learn about a lot of interesting subjects.

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