Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson

Cul de Sac

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  1. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, almost 2 years ago

    Megalomaniac butterflies sort of have it coming.

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, almost 2 years ago

    Just don’t go back in time and step on a butterfly.

  3. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, almost 2 years ago

    I think that under the doctrine of A Just War Alice is not culpable for the death of the megalomaniacal butterfly. Let not your conscience be troubled, Alice!

  4. Puddlesplatt McLearn

    Puddlesplatt McLearn said, almost 2 years ago

    so pretty but, so sick.

  5. boogshine

    boogshine said, almost 2 years ago

    A BUTTERFLY? Sure, you squish a moth every time, but a BUTTERFLY? That’s shocking.

  6. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    You can never be too careful when dealing with chaos

  7. Vince M

    Vince M said, almost 2 years ago

    No one ever suspects the butterfly!

  8. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    It’s really odd that some folks will believe stories about the “butterfly effect” and not about “global warming”. Sort of like: being willing to swallow a camel but chocking on a gnat!

  9. Scyphi

    Scyphi said, almost 2 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Oh! I remember that story!

  10. said, almost 2 years ago

    @Rx71Wm29

    I always thought that it was the people who believe in the “butterfly effect” that do believe in “global warming.”

  11. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 2 years ago

    I tried to post this before, but it got messed up. Here it is again. The point is that Thompson has used the phrase “what rough beast”, and I’m quite sure he’s thinking of the end of this poem, which is one of the best poems of the modern period: Enjoy:
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    William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
    THE SECOND COMING
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    Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.
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    Surely some revelation is at hand;
    Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
    The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
    When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
    Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
    A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
    A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
    Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
    Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.
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    The darkness drops again but now I know
    That twenty centuries of stony sleep
    Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
    Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

  12. James Lewis

    James Lewis said, almost 2 years ago

    @Rx71Wm29

    Chocking on a gnat would squish it for sure.

    Or did you mean “chocking a gnat”, as in making sure it doesn’t roll down the driveway?

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Rx71Wm29

    The concept originally was an Albatross, not a butterfly.

  14. rgcviper

    rgcviper said, almost 2 years ago

    Fun fact: The butterfly got its name since it was originally supposed to be called a “flutter-by”. Somehow, the two first letters/sounds got reversed, so we now call the creature a butterfly.

  15. OldestandWisest

    OldestandWisest said, almost 2 years ago

    “The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.”

    So true!

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