Title text: a(b+c)=(ab)+(ac). Politicize that, bitches.
Megan and Cueball are teachers at this comic, talking about their students and the political discussions with them. They outline that it's not possible to find the real truth. But then Cueball, interrupted by a harrumph of the mathematics teacher Miss Lenhart, states that Mathematics is an exception (because math can actually be proved, conclusively). Randall likes mathematics because there discussions as in politics are not possible.
The title text shows a simple valid mathematical equation, the left distributive law, and Randall is daring one to politicize it. But it's just impossible to discuss about equations like this; it is simply a clear statement.
- [A door seen from a hallway, with "Teachers' Lounge" on the glass. Inside, two teachers are talking.]
- Megan: My students drew me into another political argument.
- Cueball: Eh; it happens.
- Megan: Lately, political debates bother me. They just show how good smart people are at rationalizing.
- [The two teachers continue talking. A third one is seen reading a book on a sofa.]
- Megan: The world is so complicated - the more I learn, the less clear anything gets. There are too many ideas and arguments to pick and choose from. How can I trust myself to know the truth about anything? And if everything I know is so shaky, what on Earth am I doing teaching?
- Cueball: I guess you just do your best. No one can impart perfect universal truths to their students.
- Mrs. Lenhart: ahem
- Cueball: ...Except math teachers.
- Mrs. Lenhart: Thank you.