Back when I first scribbled out this idea in 2015, I thought the gag of Katz counting strikes in Binary was probably too obscure for most readers to grok… But earlier this year, when I stumbled across the page roughs again, I thought, “What the hey? I like it – I’ll do it for Opening Day – if readers don’t get it, it’s only one page an’ we’ll soon move on to another”… But then, with the pandemic, BaseBall like so many other things was postponed until this past week… But when I heard the season was back on, I dropped the page I was workin’ on and hustled to ink this Boolean Ball page!
I don’t know how many of you may be familiar with Boolean Algebra, which relates to using Base #2 (Ones and Zeros) to work out logic circuits, which became the basis for digital computer logic… Now George Boole improbably worked this out back in 1854, long before the digital computer was a gleam Alan Turing’s eye… Yet sometimes I wonder about George Boole, was he a man brilliantly ahead of his time or just a total Nutter?!? It seems total madness to devise a form of mathematics which had absolutely no use in his lifetime, though all of us who use a desktop computer, smart phone, or the Internet, can be thankful that he did!!
Who’s on Base #2? No, What’s on Base #2, Who’s on first!
Definitely a “strikeout” for the catcher… even though Katz is made of quasi-metal components and can stand any amount of abuse, obviously his body transmitted Bunz’s punch direct to the catcher’s noggin… I wonder if they have to count to 0101 to declare him “out?”
I remember when that was a rare skill.
what? no jokes about the baseball season’s failure to launch?
The strike count is written in Base-2, but If you were reading this out loud, wouldn’t Katz be pronouncing the strikes as, “Steeee-Rike One” “Steeee-Rike Two” “Steeee-Rike Three”?
Ahhh… “You are correct, SIR!” This is a gag (if you can call it that), which functions as text, though not when spoken… “Sorry ’bout that Chief…”
I was considering making a sign that had the decimal number 14 written in hexadecimal. In a two place format, you would write it as 0e 0e. Or, naughty naughty! ROTFLOL
For whatever it’s worth, the August Bunny Ball Calendar has been uploaded…
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