Not on the physics front, though the physics jokes are quite awesome. Remember how Chad and Bjorn kept trying to get me to understand how relationships work? I think I’ve got it now.
Somehow, a furry sci-fi comic has managed to tell me more in a few panels than life has in 25 years. This is why I hate being bored. Because when I get bored, I think. And thinking has unfortunate consquences for me. Like finally realizing how wrong I was. I had my normal reactions of horror and anger for what I saw was impropriety. But then the empathy that I don’t have for real people kicked in with Winston and Florence. And I was able to finally understand what it’s like to actually be put in such a situation. And why I’ve been attacking the wrong problem. It’s 0% about facts and 100% about emotions. It’s not about being “correct” or fitting a set of critera. If it WORKS, it works. If it doesn’t, it just DOESN’T and no amount of reason will change either situation. There’s no point in being angry about it. When it’s right, you just KNOW. And for some reason, that strikes me as being far more awesome and wonderful than checking off a list ever could.
After going through several cycles of ecstatic realization at finally getting it and sheer panic of wasted effort, I’m now sitting at work, hoping nobody will notice my tears of finally understanding. And eating tacos and wishing I were at school right now with my friends.