Nonsensical Gibberish

I’ll be tabling at Heroes Haven, quite possibly the friendliest comic book in Tampa Bay, on Gun Hwy in Tampa, FL this Saturday from 10AM to 4PM. I’ll have books, prints, and stickers – and, of course, free high fives. I’ll be there with several other indie cartoonists. Stop by and say hi, if you can. Hope to see some of you there.


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  • Stu MulneReply
    January 25, 2014 at 1:15 am

    Somehow, I got talked into taking Shorthand in High School. Thirty+ young females in the class, with about 10 of them worth staring at. Handy skill, too (Shorthand, that is).

    We had a Senior English teacher that was to die for, too…. About 24, very petite, and worth staring at…. She asked us to write a paper on something or other, and I did the initial notes and roughs in Shorthand just to save space/time (and practice Shorthand).

    Sitting in the Library after class reading something or other when the little beauty came flying in, mad as a wet hen, so to speak. “WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?” I got her calmed down enough to just demand that I write it out in English before I got on the bus. Somehow, I managed to convince her that it was impossible (or she could drive me home about 2200), and to talk to the Shorthand teacher to prove it wasn’t gibberish. (It’s not easy to read somebody else’s Shorthand, but if you know the topic, at least you can tell what the text is about. Shorthand teacher vouched for me, and I got to live….

    (In all my years as a programmer, I don’t think I ever had a superior who could _read_ my code well enough to tell what it was, let alone critique it. Even when I was doing variants of BASIC.)

    (Painful thought – she’s over 70 now….)

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