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Monday, February 13, 2006
QUESTION

Should I change the cartoon on the opening page? It sort of requires whoever comes to the site to have read 1984.
posted by michael the tubthumper @ 12:01 pm  
13 Comments:
  • At 4:09 pm, Blogger Guerrillas in the Midst said…

    Why not? But not because someone may have not read 1984.

    Here's one you could use:

    http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/2064/656/1600/pic29517.jpg

     
  • At 4:51 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Gaaack, Guerrilla, looking at that,I felt a ghost walking on my grave!

    MTT: why do you feel compelled to explain it? Let people do a little homework, help stamp out mental deterioration in this fading replublic. Or if YOU feel like it, rotate with other thoughtful toons you like ... like if it's Tuesday, it must be Orwell, etc. Just a thought. D.K.

     
  • At 5:08 pm, Blogger Amelopsis said…

    omg that was hideous.

    I'd prefer a shorter cartoon, but I agree with Guerrilla as to the choice and why/why not.

     
  • At 5:36 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    good points both

    think i am going to rotate it.

     
  • At 5:47 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    sorry amelopsis - simultyping!!

    i think i will change it every so often. there is a problem with making it shorter because it wouldn't really fit the template then.

     
  • At 7:08 pm, Blogger Nölff said…

    A lot of Americans are not too familier with American lituature

     
  • At 7:35 pm, Blogger Delescluze said…

    No! I think we should all be stimulated to discover things beyond our own limitations, cultural, literary or whatever. I spent the first 18 years of my son's life handing on things, literary, musical, artistic etc etc, to him, and now I've spent the last ten years of his life learning things from him....Experience teaches, all ways.

     
  • At 7:38 pm, Blogger Guerrillas in the Midst said…

    As my Grandfather would say: "I resemble [rather than "resent"] that remark!"

    I do like the swipe at "realists" though. This cartoon is great.

     
  • At 11:11 am, Blogger a rose is a rose said…

    i take umbrage with nolff but i DO love the new cartoon dear mr the tub

     
  • At 1:51 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    i will change it every so often form now on

     
  • At 8:36 pm, Blogger Disillusioned kid said…

    I like the new one, but seriously... what kind of weirdo hasn't read 1984? Why do you care about their ill-informed opinion anyway?! ;-)

     
  • At 10:06 pm, Blogger Neil Shakespeare said…

    Love your cartoon, dude. Do whatever the heck you like. I don't think you need to have read 1984 to like it.

     
  • At 4:36 pm, Blogger Jeff said…

    no - make them read 1984 for pete's sakes!

     
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