Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller

Non Sequitur

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  1. Ira Nayman

    Ira Nayman said, about 6 years ago

    Bob sure is making a good argument for being the anti-Ekert.

  2. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, about 6 years ago

    Ah, the old Ostentation-or-Insensitivity Trap!

  3. palos

    palos said, about 6 years ago

    In retrospect, it’s rather amazing the breadth of topics and characters Wiley manages to incorporate in his daily cartoon. The different ages and backgrounds – family members who must reminisce how a certain President looked just like their son or brother. Quite an eclectic gathering.

  4. kheman

    kheman said, about 6 years ago


    Stage 1 prostate cancer has a survival rate of 100% while the survival rate at stage 4 prostate cancer is about 33%.

    Stage 1 breast cancer has an excellent survival rate of 98 to 100%, which eventually drops down to 16% at stage 4.

    Additionally, though 1 in 6 men will contract prostate cancer, 95% of those will be 70 years or older. Breast cancer affects women from their early 20s and peaks in their 40s.

    Instead of whining about the “800%” funding (when did you pass math), jump on the bandwagon and help bring awareness to the “men’s” cancers. Grow a Mo for Movember! Convince people to wear BLUE ribbons for prostate cancer. ACT!

    BTW: 1 % of men are diagnosed with BREAST cancer (cuz we’ve got’em too). 4 sitting congressMEN are breast cancer survivors!

  5. cdward

    cdward said, about 6 years ago

    kheman, nicely put. To be honest, I didn’t know about the blue ribbons (though I am a bit tired of the entire ribbon phenomenon - pink, yellow, black, multi-colored - I’ve seen ‘em all, and it tends to be dizzying)

    What is the “Mo” that you grow for Movember?

  6. wrichardross

    wrichardross said, about 6 years ago

    How come bob looks like president nixon?

  7. Submachine

    Submachine said, about 6 years ago

    I am sure they have no intention of curing the above cancers, when they are pulling in boocoo bucks for research that goes nowhere.

  8. zev.farkas

    zev.farkas said, about 6 years ago

    @kheman -

    Just from the math point of view, “800%” makes plenty of sense - it means that one group gets eight times as much money as the other… (whether those numbers are true, I have no idea…)

    @submachine -

    There are many different types of cancers, and as far as treatment goes, one size definitely does NOT fit all. The research is difficult and tedious, and each type has to be studied and treated according to its own rules.

    This ends up being extremely expensive. A lot has been done in the past half-century or so, and even more remains to be done.

    If we’re going to spend money on research, I’d rather it be spent of figuring out how to fix what ails us, rather than weapons and the next great carbonated beverage or whatever…

    BTW - anyone notice how the spammers have been getting really cute and creative with their graphics? Not that it stops me from flagging them… Anyone know how to get the codes they use for that?

  9. Sandfan

    Sandfan said, about 6 years ago

    If you are a POW/MIA or a cancer victim, do you feel comforted by the display of pieces of colored cloth?

  10. Avolunteer

    Avolunteer GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 years ago

    Not really, but I do approve of the yellow “support our troops” ribbons; those do help, I’ve seen service people’s faces light up when they see one, it helps brighten their day knowing people do care that they are putting their lives in danger for the rest of us. Not too many MIA’s get to see the ribbons (since they are “Missing In Action…..), and it would have to be a released POW in order for them to have seen one……

  11. SeS1066

    SeS1066 said, about 6 years ago

    I love how Wiley cuts to the essence of the issue - no matter what it is there will be pros and cons because that is the human condition.

    As for the predators above, even with ASCII graphics it is “Stink, Stank and STUNK!!!”. Aarrrgggghhhh!

  12. algurka

    algurka said, about 6 years ago

    Bottom line we’re all dying to know is: Where can I get one of those ribbons, Bob?

  13. BloomCo

    BloomCo said, about 6 years ago

    “I’m comin’ home, I’ve done my time Now I’ve got to know what is and isn’t mine If you received my letter tellin’ you I’d soon be free”

    I always took the lyrics of Tony Orlando’s song to be about a guy getting out of prison. So I can’t see how yellow ribbons ever came to be used to support our military.

    And I agree about too much pink. How much money is spent on making pink things? How about spending that money on research instead?

  14. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 6 years ago

    Ok this is a lead in to the Anti-Ekert.

  15. steverino

    steverino said, about 6 years ago

    I believe the yellow ribbon deal began, with a nod to the Tony Orlando song, as a sign of support for the hostages from the American embassy in Iran. From there, it came to mean support for the return of troops, etc.

    I would prefer a ribbon that said, “I support our troops”, rather then an imperitive that someone else do so. I don’t have a ribbon; I have a sticker showing I’m a submarine veteran, and I figure that covers it.

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