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25 thoughts on “The trademark of virtue

  1. klewso

    The witch cast this spell, too? Is it the Cartoon tax?

    [I like heart. Sliced, egg, corn-flake crumbs or a little corn flower and fried – and I don’t care what colour it is.]

  2. ernmalleyscat

    Ooh I can’t remember a situation that has brought Firstdog to the point where he has roused on us as a nation. Frame 3 definitely bears a certain ‘condescending primary school teacher’ tone.

  3. Mike Smith

    Quelle Horreaux! The cooks used curry paste out of a jar, oh, the humanity!

    (ps, that’s reality for most of us)

  4. Plonkoclock

    Who is telling lies? Who do I believe?? Do I believe her because it feeds my sense of self-justification, ie she is right because I want her to be? Or is he right, and I refute his argument because if I don’t, I’ve been wrong?? P00psticks, indeed.

  5. drovers cat

    Reminds me of the 1930s – well, I wasn’t there personally – but I sense the peoples of the world again slowly rising to say ‘enough’ – and promptly enacting population control upon themselves.
    We have always carried the seeds of our own destruction. Just add Abbott, Newman, Romney …

  6. zut alors

    About the only thing that can win people’s dark hearts these days is a kitten video.

  7. Mike Smith

    @Zut: here you go then.

    add the aitch-tee-tee-pee etc


  8. Venise Alstergren

    Facts are like buried treasure; available for a bit of work. Either the citizens of Oz aren’t prepared to work, or afraid the facts will argue with their own preconceived ideas, or, they prefer to wait for the next footy game.

    MIKE S: It’s worse than ‘Quelle Horreaux.’Like, ‘quelle gateaux’ made with curry paste out of a jar! (Smile)

  9. SBH

    That’s a very sympathetic treatment of me in frame five Dog, Thanks.

  10. zut alors

    Mike, if I follow that link it will ruin the claim to fame that I have never ever watched a cat/kitten video.

  11. drovers cat

    zut, is this felinophobia? Are you not even a climate change scientist?

  12. Andybob

    It has ever been thus. The art of rhetoric, being forms of persuasive speech regardless of content, has been taught and practised since classical times. Instead of making rational decisions our leaders make rationalisations for decisions based on arguments likely to appeal to their audience. Facts have a truthiness value which can be increased or decreased to suit the argument. Each little kiddie behind the wire is one less that can be thrown overboard.

  13. zut alors

    drovers, au contraire, I am a huge fan of cats and know they don’t like being laughed at.

    The main condition from which I suffer is Rabbotphobia. It makes me punchy.

  14. drovers cat

    zut, true, most cats prefer their deified loftiness not to be scoffed at – but to be a kitten is to bring joy to every corner of the globe … to say “I entertain, therefore I am”.
    It’s only later we cats perfect the art of ignoring.

  15. Holden Back

    @zut: LOLzophobia?

  16. drmick

    No churnalists play the game because it based on honesty & truth & they know people are watching them.
    Politicians & Lawyers are not permitted to play unless they play together, in a group, in their own competition.
    When you ask another golfer their score in a game, you generally know their score because you watched them, and counted their score for them. You ask both as a matter of courtesy and to check their honesty.

    Dog. The helpless situation we find ourselves in is despite watching what is going on with our own eyes; when we ask the press for the score, they are incapable of an honest accurate reply; despite the fact we are watching.

  17. iggy648

    “Facts” and “counter facts” are only relevant if they are on the first two pages. If you have to scroll down further than that, don’t bother, because nobody ever looks there. By the time the exchange of “facts” starts to include Goebbels or Commies, it’s really too late, nobody’s watching anymore.

  18. klewso

    The Dark Ages – where people are afraid of the truth, which can be avoided.
    Then there’s the torture of epistemophobia – and reprogramming.

  19. TheFamousEccles

    “I entertain therefore I am”, is a rough anthropomorphism for “I can has cheeseburger?”?

  20. Tyler T

    oh my god please stop making me so depressed :(((((((((

  21. secondsoprano

    You have captured my mood exactly, Dog. Can I go home now?

  22. Hume Winzar

    Oh no! 1st Dog has gone all Michael Leunig on us.

  23. Andrew L

    Sophistry. The new black for those in power. Or something.

  24. Sandshoe

    Calamine lotion. When we were needed a wash.

  25. Sandshoe

    Erratum delete “were”.


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