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27 Nov 08:00

oniomania: Word of the Day

oniomania: an uncontrollable desire to buy things.
25 Nov 22:27

And now, a summation of all the news:

by Jessica Hagy


The post And now, a summation of all the news: appeared first on Indexed.

25 Nov 08:00

uxorious: Word of the Day

uxorious: doting upon or affectionately submissive toward one's wife.
25 Nov 12:42


by Author


Thanks to this week’s guest scriptwriter, The Archbishop of Canterbury.

Yesterday was this comic’s 10th birthday, and to celebrate we’re running a little competition (thanks to sparky_shark for the suggestion).

To enter, you just have to write a script for the last panel of a J&M “X-factor” strip:

X-factor competition strip

The script should a line from Jesus, a line from Mo (in any order), plus the off-screen judge if required. Just words, presented like this:
Jesus: Blah
Mo: Blah
Judge: Blah

The best script will win a book of the latest collection of Jesus & Mo strips (Vol 7), plus publication here on the website (anonymously, obvs). There may be runners-up prizes, too.

Send entries entitled “X-factor script” to author[AT]

24 Nov 05:00


24 Nov 08:00

penetralia: Word of the Day

penetralia: the most private or secret things.
12 Nov 09:00

Light to Dark by Phobos-RomulusAs found...

Light to Dark by Phobos-Romulus
As found at:

What I think is an an amazing sequence of images…

23 Nov 05:00

Supreme Court

Writing for the majority, Justice Kennedy called the man's arguments that he could be either Alito or Ginsburg "surprisingly compelling, but ultimately unconvincing."
21 Nov 08:00

nominalize: Word of the Day

nominalize: to convert another part of speech into a noun.
18 Nov 13:06

Ape index.The length of your arms relative to your...

Ape index.

The length of your arms relative to your height. Typically:

ape index = arm span / height

Da Vinci’s classic Vitruvian man has an arm span equal to his height and therefore an ape index of 1. An ape index greater than 1 (arm span longer than height) seems to be helpful for rock climbers, swimmers (Michael Phelps = 1.06), boxers, professional basketball and goalkeeping.

It’s also known as the gorilla index though I couldn’t actually find a measure for gorillas remarkably. A quick calculation shows for an average male gorilla at 1.75m tall and arm span of 2.45m that the gorilla index for a real gorilla would be = 2.45 / 1.75 = 1.4. I’d definitely fancy the gorilla in rock-climbing and boxing…

It’s sometimes calculated as arm span minus height, that would give gorillas a ridiculous: +70

I have not been able to figure out if your ape index changes from a child to adult though it seems like it might.

Quite fun to measure your own…

HT: Si Wannop

18 Nov 15:21

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Bacon is Literally Cancer


Hovertext: Weinersmith vs. WHO reporting, Round 1.

New comic!
Today's News:

 Our latest book did wildly better than expected. Thank you for your generosity and support! 

18 Nov 05:00


Researchers just found the gene responsible for mistakenly thinking we've found the gene for specific things. It's the region between the start and the end of every chromosome, plus a few segments in our mitochondria.
16 Nov 20:01

Trending now.

by Jessica Hagy


The post Trending now. appeared first on Indexed.

16 Nov 15:53

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - P/R


Hovertext: I mean, maybe a sense of one's place in the universe also leads to happiness, but power is pretty great.

New comic!
Today's News:

Only 48 hours left to go get a signed copy of the new book! 


16 Nov 08:00

WTD 1524

by Aaron
16 Nov 05:00


The last band of color indicates the snake's tolerance for being held before biting.
10 Nov 13:08

Goodbye Britty… We love you…

by TeraS

I’m not going to be telling a story today. Not going to be reviewing something. Last night… We said goodbye to our dog Britty. As I am writing this, it is almost an hour since we left the emergency room. I am looking at her hair on my clothes, her collar on my desk and I am crying. I can see her blanket, here beside me, and it just gets harder by the moment. I want to hear the clicking of her paws on the floor, I want to see her tail wagging. I want to hear her yipping and watch her run around the yard…

And I can’t.

I want to scream in frustration for this. I want to. Goddess… I so want to. All I have right now are the tears. I know there wasn’t a choice. I know that this was “for the best” and… I just keep crying.

We stood outside, in front of our house, and just held each other and cried. Goddess we cried. It’s hard on me, but Goddess it’s so much harder on Keith.

All we have, for now, is her collar and I have been rubbing it between my fingers over and over again. She will be home, we saw to that. She’ll be with Rudy, she’ll be in our family room where she can see her chair, watch us, and know that she’s home.

She’s home.

Goddess please, look after her.

Sunlight streams through window pane
unto a spot on the floor….
then I remember,
it’s where you used to lie,
but now you are no more.

Our feet walk down a hall of carpet,
and muted echoes sound….
then I remember,
It’s where your paws would joyously abound.

A voice is heard along the road,
and up beyond the hill,
then I remember it can’t be yours….
your golden voice is still.

But I’ll take that vacant spot of floor
and empty muted hall
and lay them with the absent voice
and unused dish along the wall

I’ll wrap these treasured memorials in a blanket of my love
and keep them for my best friend until we meet above.



12 Nov 08:00

saporific: Word of the Day

saporific: producing or imparting flavor or taste.
13 Nov 15:49

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Congrats!


Hovertext: Of course, the real question is whether the bees were alive before the shaking.

New comic!
Today's News:

Closing in on 300k! WOW!


10 Nov 17:26

Achilles: myth vs reality

by blackboardfiction

Achilles myth and reality

A repeat of a recent-ish oldie. Previously published in two parts.

12 Nov 15:48

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Parenting


Hovertext: Year 3: Let's install the oscilloscope.

New comic!
Today's News:
12 Nov 11:57

The Big Ideal ™.A model from Ogilvy and Mather that’s a...

The Big Ideal ™.

A model from Ogilvy and Mather that’s a really interesting way to get to the heart of what could make your brand thrive. The intersection between what people care about (a cultural tension) and what you could be famous as a business (your brand’s best self) is a recipe for doing something good that matters.

Try starting from a question: “The world would be a better place if…” and see where you get to.

I learned it from Carl Mesner Lyons.

Check out The Big IdeaL on Ogilvy and Mather for more.

11 Nov 08:00

WTD 1521

by Aaron
10 Nov 15:29

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - A Simulation


Hovertext: Make the starshine upon the sea 3.1 percent more sublime.

New comic!
Today's News:

Only one week left! 

09 Nov 14:49

How to Make an Eel Pie, 1465

by Elizabeth Archibald
Konrad Gesner, Historiae
 "Boil for a while an eel which has been skinned and cut up in pieces. Pass almond juice, with verjuice and rose water, through a sieve into a bowl. It would likewise not be ill advised to make it thicker by pounding in raisins with three or four figs. Then mix orach, torn by hand with parsley and fried in a little oil, an ounce of raisins, also an ounce of pine nuts, a little ginger, pepper, cinnamon, and saffron. Mix into the above-mentioned with your hands until they make one mass. When they are mixed, put in a well-oiled pan with an undercrust, placing pieces of eel in layers, as it were. When it has been semicooked, pour a bit of verjuice, rose water, and sugar into the upper crust, which has been perforated in several places. When it is finally cooked, serve to your enemies, for it has nothing good in it."
Platina, De honesta voluptate et valetudine

Cooking a special meal is a great way to express your feelings for someone. Especially if the feelings are "I'd love for you to leave before dessert."
09 Nov 05:00


2060: The gregarious superintelligent AI, happily talking its way out of a box, is fast becoming a relic of the past. Today's quantum hyper-beings are too busy with their internal multiverse sims to even notice that they're in boxes at all!
05 Nov 22:32

did-you-kno: Pantheism is the belief that the universe and all...


Pantheism is the belief that the universe and all things within nature are God. Pantheists do not celebrate a distinct personal or anthropomorphic god, but accept all gods into worship because they view God as everything and everyone, and everyone and everything as God. Source

05 Nov 08:00

recondite: Word of the Day

recondite: dealing with very profound, difficult, or abstruse subject matter.
04 Nov 08:00

WTD 1516

by Aaron
29 Oct 20:58