B.C. by Mastroianni and Hart


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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 4 years ago

    In the late 1850s and early 1860s civility was whined about. “Civility” was a distraction from what people were being uncivil about. Slavery was not a thing to be civil about. Nor is the modern equivalent of slavery for votes.

  2. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, almost 4 years ago

    To keep the rythym, the third line shoud read:
    I’ll hear your side, though rest assured,

  3. Bret Maverick

    Bret Maverick said, almost 4 years ago

    Boy, do I miss Johnny Hart.

  4. win

    win said, almost 4 years ago

    Civility sure works well at the UN, no?

  5. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, almost 4 years ago

    May we charge your position?
    Certainly, may I fire my cannon at you?
    The CIVIL War.

  6. phelpsgates

    phelpsgates said, almost 4 years ago


    Good point! I’d be willing to bet that word got lost between the art work and the lettering shop and nobody bothered to proofread.

  7. iangoodson

    iangoodson said, almost 4 years ago


    That’s not the point he’s making, but you’re right about the metre. He’s not asking the other side to be assured. He’s stating that he is already sure. It’s an old-fashioned usage of assured. It could read, ‘Though I’m assured’ but that would suggest someone else was assuring him.. Perhaps, ‘Although I’m sure’. Anyway, it does need the extra syllable.

  8. iangoodson

    iangoodson said, almost 4 years ago


    The same thing happens today. It’s called being politically incorrect and reclassifying objections as hate speech or – on the right – by suggesting that debate about rights somehow violates those rights. It’s about shutting an argument down rather than engaging it. The real problem are those people who refuse to recognise when an argument has been won or lost. They just carry on until the other side gives up and they ‘win’. Now that’s uncivil!

  9. caller49

    caller49 said, almost 4 years ago

    To wax philosophical, is there such a thing as a reasonable person these days?

  10. love of above

    love of above said, almost 4 years ago

    alright, i’ll cut my own artful crap and remind everyone of what you forgot from school.

    yes, adding the word rest would keep the rhythm but it was a deliberate omission, meant to be noticed

    for the “monstrous” lapse in the smooth flow will always remind us

    that he’s saying point blank it’s your sanity in doubt and he’d be false

    to then give you that smooth rhythm because whether sane or not in his opinion

    you probably wouldn’t feel very restful knowing he considers himself the civil solution

    and has evidence therefore confidence to pass over the “possibility” that you could be so as well

  11. Whatroughbeast

    Whatroughbeast said, almost 4 years ago

    A civil war is two groups fighting for control of the government. The conflict of 1861 – 1865 was not that, therefore the United States has never had a civil war.

    Don’t get me started about the British Revolution fought on American soil.

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    Happy, Happy, Happy!!! gofundme.com/2rydr8k GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    I am not a slave.
    I am sorry for you, if you think you are.

  13. Vegas Viper

    Vegas Viper said, almost 4 years ago

    He’s a poet and don’t know it…

  14. awitbeck

    awitbeck said, almost 4 years ago

    @Bret Maverick

    I’ll second that.

  15. angelfiredragon

    angelfiredragon said, almost 4 years ago


    Well said, reminds me of the famous quote from a southerner when asked why he fought in the war, he said cause they came down here.

    Southern war of independence is what it was.

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