Brevity by Dan Thompson


Comments (54) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. Chris Weaver

    Chris Weaver said, over 4 years ago

    There’s too much confusion!

  2. Iron Handed

    Iron Handed said, over 4 years ago

    Where are the watch towers?

  3. Futabakun

    Futabakun GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    All along, I’d guess.

  4. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, over 4 years ago

    Joker…leaf…..Robin Hood…..nope, I don’t get this strip at all :P

  5. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 4 years ago

    probably not a lot of bare foot servants or women coming and going there..Cue the wildcat, cue the riders…cue the wind…

  6. chireef

    chireef GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    @The J.A.M.

    from a song written by bob Dylan, jimi Hendrix made it famous

  7. x_Tech

    x_Tech GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    For those unfamiliar, the lyrics…
    …the lyrics.

    “There must be some kinda way out of here
    Said the joker to the thief
    There’s too much confusion
    I can’t get no relief

    Businessmen, they, they drink my wine
    Plowmen dig my earth
    None will level on the line
    Nobody of it is worth, hey

    No reason to get excited
    The thief, he kindly spoke
    There are many here among us
    Who feel that life is but a joke

    But you and I, we’ve been through that
    And this is not our fate
    So let us not talk falsely now
    The hour is getting late, hey


    All along the watchtower
    Princes kept the view
    While all the women came and went
    Barefoot servants too

    Outside in the cold distance
    A wildcat did growl
    Two riders were approaching
    And the wind began to howl, hey

    All along the watchtower
    All along the watchtower

  8. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 4 years ago


    Thanks for that. Now I understand that The Joker is dxselic.

  9. tagteam

    tagteam said, over 4 years ago

    There is a reason for Bob Dylan’s voice sounding the way it does. If you understood the lyrics, most of his songs wouldn’t make any sense.

  10. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Dogsniff, yeah, I was working on that one too.

    And I guess because of all the “confusion”, the joker starts talking to the Leaf, instead of the Thief, as Radish said earlier, and I think crweaver was alluding to it too, but I didn’t get it.

    Not even after what Varnes said. Sigh….

    I recognised the connection with the Dylan song….. but I thought the leaf and Robin Hood meant there was another song or plot mixed in….

    Maybe the “leaf” also represents the “herb” that I think Hendrix added to the lyrics.

    Honestly, I don’t partake but, as you can see, I don’t need to!

  11. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 4 years ago

    Susan, that does explain the Joke’rs confusion…Yeah, both Bob and Jimi enjoyed the leaf…….Hey….wait a minute….He’s a joker….you don’t think he was making a joke do ya?…

  12. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 4 years ago

    Maybe Bob should update that song…..change it to "said the broker to the thief…’ Works for me…

  13. Dr Low

    Dr Low said, over 4 years ago

    OK, I’m done. I read these comics first thing in the morning before heading off to the office, I want a chuckle, a smile, a laugh. I don’t want to have to try and remember a song from 1967 by a singer and writer I didn’t care for then and care for less now. When I have to read the “COMMENTS” to make the connection I have gone way over my budgeted time. Thanks to all of you for your knowledge and your senses of humor. You folkjs are wittier than the Brevity strip, Thanks for the memories. See you down the line. I’m out.

  14. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 4 years ago

    Maybe Bobby should update that song, change it to, “There must be some way out of court, said the broker to the thief..”
    Just for the record, the line is:
    Businessmen drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth, Non of them along the line, know what any of it worth..
    I’ve always got a kick out of the line “plowmen dig my earth” I always hear a hippie voice saying, “I dig your earth, man. It’s really cool…”,

  15. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton said, over 4 years ago

    Leaf me alone.

  16. Load 15 more comments. | Load the rest (39).