Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Always An Angle

While there is a danger of overwhelming the dear reader with the sheer volume of my posts, another Prophets comic is presented below, one that starts the descent into lowest common denominator territory.  This was the second comic that was canon in the vast collection of fourteen comics.  Prophets of Mercury truly was the Fawlty Towers of webcomics.  Or The Office of webcomics, if you found Prophets of Mercury funny.

Original alt text: I prefer the angle gamma of the unitarity triangle. (If you get that, you know more physics than is healthy)
There's not really much to say about this one. To a limited extent it sets out the quasi-religious bent of the Prophets cult, but there isn't a lot of interest to panels one and two, either visually or textually.  However, the final panel essentially has two punchlines, both of which are pretty decent, and the look and feel is a decent approximation of a cheesy washing powder advert or similar, so to my mind this comic ends up as a reasonably successful effort.  I'm not a huge fan of the alt text, but I'm sure there were particle physicists in our intended demographic who might have got a kick out of it.