Candorville by Darrin Bell


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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 2 years ago

    Kill someone, claim insanity, just so they can’t execute you.

  2. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 2 years ago

    Anyone who uses that definition obviously has not worked in the IT industry.
    Over thirty years, and I still fix things by doing them again the same way. “Restart” can work differently until a few repeats.

  3. LameRandomName

    LameRandomName said, over 2 years ago



    Because I’ve found that smacking the end user on the back of the head is pretty effective on the first try.

  4. YatInExile

    YatInExile GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    DB must be going insane

  5. rshive

    rshive said, over 2 years ago


    Flippant, I know. But with what seems like an ever-expanding plate of mental illnesses, sometimes it seems that way.
    One sort of wonders what happens to the concept of responsibility if we’re all governed by illness and chemical imbalance.
    I guess the guy on the left is insane by his own definition then.

  6. Iandian

    Iandian said, over 2 years ago

    The first “definition” is actually an EXAMPLE of insanity, while the second one…well…is a classic definition.

  7. mvw

    mvw said, over 2 years ago

    One mans’s insanity is another man’s Congress.

  8. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, over 2 years ago

    When I first heard the (first panel) definition of insanity I thought it fit….. then I thought about it… How often does anyone do a new thing perfectly the first time? I then realized “Practice make Perfect” is not a definition of insanity.

  9. rshive

    rshive said, over 2 years ago

    @Redkaycei Repoc

    The first panel definition I think comes from a political comment. I would discount it highly on that basis alone.
    That being said, you’re right that we seldom do things right the first time. The trick is to learn what we forgot to do or did wrong; and how to apply that knowledge to subsequent times. Ideally, life is a continuing process of acquiring knowledge and adjusting. In this strip, Lemont is sometimes hilariously oblivious to that.

  10. perceptor3

    perceptor3 said, over 2 years ago

    Both definitions perfectly describe Congress. . .

  11. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv said, over 2 years ago


    Really? How hard are you hitting your end users? I’m obviously not doing it hard enough.

  12. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv said, over 2 years ago


    Actually, I think it was Einstein who said it (I’ll have to double check). As for doing something over again, well if you did it in the exact same fashion, you would get the exact same results. What you’re describing, is doing something, failing, learning from your failure and taking another stab at it.

  13. Rugeirn Drienborough

    Rugeirn Drienborough said, over 2 years ago

    That’s the IT problem in a nutshell. It is routine, when using today’s computers, to do the same thing twice and get different results, simply because the odds on the silly machine actually functioning as designed twice in a row are so low.

  14. Blackwolff9

    Blackwolff9 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    Ah,yes. The Jethro Gibbs Method. (NCIS)

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