Brevity by Dan Thompson


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  1. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    You certainly know plenty about evil and unfairness, Kim Jong-un!

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    Wonder what he thought of the way his father was portrayed in Team America.
    Or what his father thought of it.

  3. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    Come on, does anybody really believe he likes girls? Besides Dennis Rodman?….Puleeeease…..

  4. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 3 years ago

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  5. Al

    Al GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Ummmm….. I think even the bad guys know that life isn’t fair….

  6. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 3 years ago

    The strange ruler of North Korea reminds me of the wicked decadent Thubla Mleen in “The Hashish Man,” by Lord Dunsany: a tyrannical, insane man-child with a chilling aura of innocent evil. Enough eldritch adjectives in there? Or, come to think of it, something out of Lovecraft.

  7. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 3 years ago


    One of my teachers who served in World War Two told me that CATCH-22 and THE NAKED AND THE DEAD were very realistic portrayals of the insanity of war. Judge for yourself.
    And unfortunately the “National Lampoon” article on-line has no illustrations. Too bad, they added to the humor. I have a clipping of the article somewhere in a lower stratum of paper memory sediment.

  8. Davepostmp

    Davepostmp said, over 3 years ago


    No. The trouble is, those types never recognize it as evil and unfairness in themselves.

  9. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach said, over 3 years ago

    hey ri, who shaved the panda? think bieber with nukes

  10. Boise Ed

    Boise Ed GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    So what’s a ri-sol-ju?

  11. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 3 years ago

    Odd, how our perceptions of good and evil have shifted from the realm of the supernatural into that of the worldly and political. Before science fiction provided rational explanations for mysteries, and modern fantasy writing provided irrational explanations for fairy tales, Dunsany, Lovecraft, and the last of the ghost story writers portrayed a reality vastly beyond our perceptions that didn’t care unless people stumbled into it. They attempted an explanation of metaphysics in physical terms.
    And now, metaphysics are being discarded. Now, our evils have names and nationalities, and death usually makes an end of them. But is that all there is? Stephen King and Harlan Ellison, Clive Barker and George R.R. Martin continue the metaphysical traditions in a modern tone.
    So at what point do the cries of our miserably murdered reach the realms of some elder gods and call down their vengeance or bring them to feasting?
    Bu-wha-hahaha. Not sure that all means anything, but it gave me a slight chill.

  12. Chuck Somerville

    Chuck Somerville said, over 3 years ago

    @Boise Ed

    um… here.

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