Intl. Journal of Temporal Deflective Behavior
Vol. 2, No. 506, pp.110, 2004
Copyright c 2008 J. Cham. All rights reserved

Bookstore: A proximity-triggered model for infering jargonistic erudition

Cham, J. G.*, Slackenerny, M. A. and Smith, B. S.
*California University of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Stanford Institute Center, Palo Alto, CA

(Received in final form 29 September 2004)

This paper presents an alternative visual web-enabled interpretation of the short-based graphical sequential narration titled Bookstore (BOO). It is hypothesized that use of this secondary interface suffused with third-person linguistic usage and academic spatial distribution will provide improvement in perceived acumen generated from stochastic interactions with supervisory archtypes found in learning environments. Results show that persistent exposure to phdcomics dot com (PDC) is mildly correlated to jocular deportment, which suggests improvements in temporal-delay behavior of bounded activity.

1. Introduction

Do you live in Los Angeles?: If so, come on by to Secret Headquarters this Thursday for a special booksigning/meet and greet with Jorge, Meredith Gran and a bunch of other Webcomics luminaries! Facebook event here. Nordic Track: PHD comes to Scotland, Norway and Sweden in the next two weeks! Come on by or tell your friends who go to these schools! June 10: U. Edinburgh SICSA PhD conference 5:00pm June 14: Norwegian U. of Life Sciences 3:00pm, Arabidopsis Auditorium June 15: Norwegian School of Veterinary Sciences 6:00pm, Chateau Neuf Lillesalen June 16: Norwegian U. of Science and Tech 6:00pm, Auditorium R1, Realfagsbygget, Gløshaugen campus June 18: Uppsala Univ. Creativity Day 3:00pm, Main University Bldg Click here for more info! Belgian Waffles: PHD comes to Brussels for a tussle as the keynote at VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)'s PHD Day! Come attend the lecture or tell your friends who live in Belgium! Details: Friday, May 28th 9:00am, Nelson Mandela-room, Campus Etterbeek, VUB, Brussels, Belgium.Open to the public! Also! PHD is coming to Norway and Sweden this June! Stay tuned for more info on the lectures! Goodbye, Lost: I'm glad I watched you for six years. Laswers: Jorge has gotten a lot of responses to the question posed at the end of this comic. Most of the answers go something like: "Two photons are emitted and they're identical because two photons are emitted and they're identical." Guys, you're not helping. Update: I'm told the Ode to a Laser comic is posted on the wall of the exact lab where the laser was first built. Cool! U. Calgary: PHD comes to the U. of Calgary this Wednesday! The lecture is open to the public. Come on by or tell your friends who go to this school! Budget Comic: Due to many requests, here is a poster version of the comic: click here. Country Roads: PHD comes to NC State, Tufts, U. Kansas, West Virginia, PITT and Clemson in the next two weeks! Come on by or tell your friends who go to these schools! April 22: West Virginia U. 6:00pm, Brooks Hall 202 April 23: U. Pittsburgh 5:30pm, Lawrence Hall 1st Floor Auditorium April 24: Clemson U. 7:00pm, Tillman Auditorium Click here for more info! Trivial: Apparently, we were the answer to a trivia question in BBC's quiz show, "University Challenge"! Update: Here's the video. We're the only comic they got wrong! Undergrads... (Thanks to Henry from Queen's U. Belfast) NIU!: Procrastination comes to Northern Illinois University this Friday, March 26! Come on by or tell your friends who go to this school! Location: Altgeld Hall Auditorium, 3:30pm.


"Piled Higher and Deeper" (PhD) is the comic strip about life (or the lack thereof) in academia. "Piled Higher and Deeper" the comic strip has appeared in The Stanford Daily for the past nine years, and in the MIT, Carnegie Mellon University and Caltech newspapers among others. The strip has appeared or been featured in the journal Nature, the Chronicle of Higher Education, IEEE Potentials magazine, Math Horizons magazine, Stanford Magazine and Canada's The Peer Review magazine among others, and has been linked to by USA Today's and The Washington Posts websites. Three collections of the strips have been published: "Piled Higher and Deeper: A Graduate Student Comic Strip Collection" (ISBN 0-9721695-0-4) was first published in June 2002, and collects the first five years of the strip; "Life is tough and then you graduate: The second collection of Piled Higher and Deeper comic strips" (ISBN 0-9721695-2-0) was published in April 2005 and collects the sixth, seventh and eight years; "Scooped! The Third Piled Higher and Deeper Comic Strip Collection" was published in April 2007 (ISBN 0-9721695-3-9).

2. Literature Review

Notable reviews: "Hilarious." - The Chronicle of Higher Education "You'll laugh and wince at Jorge Cham's smart comic strip, which feels your pain, your panic, your coffee addition... and your departmental politics." - "Jorge Cham makes the daily grind just a bit more tolerable." - Stanford Magazine "Use this comic for procrastination or decompression, as you see fit." - The Journal Nature "Creator Jorge Cham knows the graduate world well enough to make fun of everything and everyone in it... but also reminds us of the reasons why grad students chose to study their fields in the first place." -, named one of the "5 comics that will make you ditch your Newspaper".

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