Joel Pett by Joel Pett

Joel Pett

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Zeus indeed!!! Hercules and Hera! Zippie dee, they will pray to thee! Just buy a vote and a vicuna coat!

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    They can now economize and make their tent a little smaller.

  3. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, about 2 years ago

    ^ Ha!


    I have been to the (supposedly) birthplaces of a couple of deities: Zeus (in Crete) and Jesus (in Bethlehem).
    Curiously, both were grottos.

  4. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, about 2 years ago

    @Eryx

    Nah, ‘twas a grotto. I was taken down some stairs beneath this huge church thing.
    Star marks the spot.

    And the official birthplace of Zeus is the Dikteon Cave, aka Psychro Cave, on the island of Crete. Although now they might be saying it’s elsewhere (meh)

  5. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, about 2 years ago

    That tent looks too big.

  6. Larry

    Larry said, about 2 years ago

    Good cartoon. Maybe the elephant should have some brown make-up?

  7. markjoseph125

    markjoseph125 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Ima:
    I’ll give you a dollar if you can go for a whole day without making a racist comment.

  8. DenverMosaic

    DenverMosaic said, about 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    markjoseph125 said “I’ll give you a dollar if you can go for a whole day without making a racist comment.”
    C’mon Ima, It’s an offer you can’t refuse. I know you want that new crisp dollar.

  9. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Eryx

    “One doesn’t place a manger in a grotto.”


    One does if one is using the grotto as a stable. That’s how Jose Saramago depicted it in “The Gospel According to Jesus Christ,” and it didn’t strike me as inherently implausible. If you’ve GOT a convenient grotto, might as well use it; it’s more economical (and more permanent) than constructing an out-building.

  10. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Eryx

    I don’t believe the WHOLE myth, and like I said my judgment is based in “lack of inherent implausibility.” If Saramago was simply reconciling two divergent “traditions” that’s fine with me.


    There’s a (possibly apocryphal) story that Shakespeare took to his final deathbed after a night of heavy drinking with Ben Jonson at an inn in Stratford. When I was in Stratford, only a few of the residents were familiar with the story, and NOBODY knew which inn it was supposed to have been. But there are a couple of inns still standing which date back to at least 1623, so I unilaterally decided that the one I was in (the Thatched Roof Inn) was where Will’s Last Carouse took place, and the table where I was sitting (by the window) was where he and Ben sat. I went so far as to suggest that, so long as no OTHER tavern in town was making the claim, they should put up a little placque and promote themselves as such (Stratford is basically an “Industry Town” these days anyway, the industry being Shakespeare).

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