Added 1 new A* page:More of those educational comics from my college days:|
^ That one has to do with the location of the U of C campus, being in the south side of Chicago. Although the University's own 100-strong police force patrols the Hyde Park area in which the campus is situated, crime is--or was, when I was there in the mid-90's--still fairly common--it was always fun to look at the weekly Police Blotter article in the school paper and catch up on all the car thefts and so forth that had been taking place all around us; it was the kind of neighborhood where, if you didn't have a steel bar clamped onto the steering wheel of your parked car, you couldn't count on it--the car, I mean--being there when you got back the next morning; the kind of neighborhood where the person taking your fried chicken order was behind at least an inch of bulletproof glass. And if you happened to leave the confines of the Park and wander around to see the sights and catch some soul food, a city police officer who found you, say if you got momentarily turned around, might point you back to campus and suggest in no uncertain terms that you should go back where you belonged before you ran into trouble.
^^ Regarding the comic above that, one or two of my friends started their college career as aspiring physics majors, only to be disabused of the notion by a series of crushingly difficult courses. One, I think, did eventually get his undergraduate physics degree from the U of C...three years after most of us had graduated with our less strenuous degrees. So if you happen to come across a Maroon (such was our mascot) with a physics degree, rest assured that you are almost certainly in the presence of a formidable individual.
My parents just dug up a whole lot more of these single-panel comics, plus an even sillier little comic strip series I started a year or two earlier as a freshman--so I guess I've got even more scanning of old prints to inflict upon you than I'd thought! I hadn't remembered being so prolific back then. :p