A number of things have changed for your cartoonist in 2016, including the new job and a new house. One thing that hasn’t changed is his relationship with his wonderful girlfriend. Since Szpylbert thinks it is important to do things properly, he has decided to submit a Marriage Proposal Form to her. Fingers crossed – and a Happy New Year to you all!
Great news: Ferdinand has recently been promoted to Senior Lab Rat. He suspects that his application may have accidentally ended up on top of the wrong pile. But he knows that such clerical errors have helped many -ahem- rats build great careers.
Szpylbert has now tasked his most trusted associate with dispensing expert technology advice on 3D Printing, or as the community calls it, Additive Manufacturing. This time, it’s valuable insight into the reality of low cost 3D Printing. For the analyst’s full report, which unfortunately won’t be free of charge, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If anyone ever tells you to work-hard-play-hard again, Ferdinand the lab rat encourages you to retort with Arnold J. Toynbee: “To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilisation.”
… but not in science. Peter Gabriel once said a wonderful thing: “Creativity comes from the freedom to fail. And the freedom to fail comes from experimentation. And that’s what gives something its individuality.” You go Ferdinand!
Introducing Ferdinand the lab rat – who regrets not having become a scientist at a prestigious research institution.
Unfortunately, Ferdinand didn’t study hard enough in school (especially maths). But every cloud has a silver lining: if his experiments go well, he may be promoted to Senior Lab Rat some day.