298 – Field Research

298 – Field Research

I’ve got so many compliments on that new cat ear hat from the downtown denizens. It’s actually pretty awesome.

I’m just sad it’s now cold enough to wear it.

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Discussion (13)¬

  1. fangrider says:

    furry fans for the win

  2. mithrawnuruodo says:

    No that’s not how science work. Science would be running arround with the hat over and over again to get some data to analyse. During analyse you throw away most of the Data points where people don’t like yor hat since they are “just a few” outliers than fit some “people do like my hat” function on the datas where you guess good initial values (this is also some kind of magic xD) to gain “good” fit parameters. After this you can say “within the bounds or errors people do love catgirls” xD

    Somehow this just came to mind during reading this. Maybe it’s because I had lecture just until a few minutes ago. So I thought why not post it so that I can point out “you even have german reader”. Having said this … well … greetings from Germany xD

  3. MrGBH says:

    That’s not how science works. She should’ve tried it with fox ears, dog ears and possibly gorilla ears (Just to have a real out-there one), also without animal ears as a control. Then she could say which ears are most popular.

  4. fangrider says:

    MrGBH do you have some kind of Comic update Alarm to wake you up or do you just not sleep? i never thought i would ever beat you in a post

  5. The One Guy says:

    Come on, you guys are thinking to normally; to do things scientifically, she should have brought a device measuring brainwaves to detect the difference in positive vibes when she walks through the same area (and same weekday+time of day) with and without the hat!

  6. The One Guy says:

    Oh, and just for the record, cat ear hats are awesome.

  7. styg says:


  8. Renold says:

    You guys are assuming she’s doing things scientifically in the way that a physicist or chemist or engineer would do things. She’s actually taking the psychologist’s scientific approach, which is more based around behavior and reactions than around numbers. And it’s just a hypothesis, after all. More people would need to run this same test in different towns at different times of day and give a not-necessarily-numeric report to make more general observations – ie “citizens everywhere prefer people who wear cat ears” as opposed to “those 20 people Penny encountered in Illium were intrigued by her wearing cat ears”.

    I don’t recall whether EIT’s town has been named before or not, but I fully approve of the inspiration there. 😀

  9. Joseph says:

    Renold: see comic #136, especially this comment: http://www.enjuhneer.com/archives/136-crime-bulletins#comment-485

    Of course, back then it was “Ilium,” not “Illium.”

  10. Jenny says:


    Spelling’s fixed. Thanks for the catch 🙂 There’s a cafe I do the PR/menus for that spells it with the extra “L” and it keeps throwing me off. EIT’s Ilium should definitely have only one “L.”

  11. werekitty13 says:

    I want that hat. Not going to comment on the science or anything,
    but I want that hat.

  12. drmike says:

    Can’t be science. Nothing blew up. (I think I’ve been watching too much Mythbusters lately.)

  13. MrGBH says:

    I live in England, so all of these American webcomics update at 5AM as far as I’m concerned. With my laundry list of sleep disorders it’s easy to stay awake that long.