Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal by Zach Weinersmith for October 24, 2014
Mom! Bobby hit me! Can I hit him back? Okay, new house rule! Any hit kid must hit back with power that is some ratio from 0 to 1 of the prior hit. The two of you must select the ratio. 3 weeks later... Oh my God! What happened?! If the ratio is 0, only the initial hitter hits, so it's not fair. If the ratio is between 0 and 1 the punches weekend over time, but the first striker still gets hit less. The only fair ratio is 1/1. But since the punches don't we can win you get infinite punches. The only way to create fairness and end violence is to pick a ratio so close to 1/1 that to consecutive punches feel the same. We settled on 99999/100000 We expect punch strength to become negligible around the 200,000th punch. Oh my God. Oh. My. God. Soon... My kids can do real analysis
Ida No over 8 years ago
Real analysis, yes. But my kids can do aikido, which leaves fewer visible scars.
Brass Orchid Premium Member over 8 years ago
It still isn’t fair, but at least they can prove it mathematically.
Stephen Gilberg over 8 years ago
I don’t get the logic of the seventh panel.