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  1. Joy Sabl GoComics Pro Member commented on Non Sequitur 5 months ago

    Thanks for this, deftly handled.

  2. Joy Sabl GoComics Pro Member commented on Tom the Dancing Bug 5 months ago

    You know, you can deplore murder, and support free speech, without actually lauding every instance of free speech. Including those that were (horribly and criminally) “answered” by murder.

    The “mes fesses, tu les aimes, mes fesses?” (naked mohammed as porn bottom) Hebdo drawings are only be funny if you think it’s funny to mock islamic people for kneeling, butts-up, during prayer. (Or, I suppose, if you think it’s intrinsically funny to imagine any religious figure as a naked, ass-up gay porn figure, with dripping genitals.)

    I completely support the right to print those particular cartoons. The ACLU supported the right of Nazis to march in Skokie, for the same reason: Free speech matters above all. But I don’t therefore have to support giving the publication, overall, a special commendation, or a gold star for the quality of their speech.

    Over the years, some of the Hebdo art has been brilliant. Most of it has been puerile T&A. Some of it has been small-minded…unfunny to anyone who doesn’t find T&A intrinsically groundbreaking and funny…and, yes, bullying in tone (that being the core of “punching downwards”).

    The “crying mohammed” is brilliant, but if you listen to the video where they decided on that cover, one guy first says, “we can’t just run another Mohammed as camel-f*cker cover, they’ll all be expecting that.” Problem is, he’s right. Most of the publication was at exactly that (very low effort, very low effect, very repetitive) level. It’s a shame, as each of the cartoonists could, and sometimes did achieve brilliance.

  3. Joy Sabl GoComics Pro Member commented on Candorville 6 months ago

    There’s think and say. And then there’s do. Acts are open to legislation (like serving people at woolworths, or at your bakery). Thoughts and opinions are not, and ought not to be. You can think all the hate you like at me, while seating me, or while baking that cake. Doesn’t hurt me, and you’re welcome to the heartburn, high blood pressure and headache you’re giving yourself on my behalf.

  4. Joy Sabl GoComics Pro Member commented on Luann 7 months ago

    Naturist….the word for naked outdoorsperson is naturist…

  5. Joy Sabl GoComics Pro Member commented on The Knight Life 9 months ago

    Thanks Keith. I was feeling like, “yeah, I get it” a couple of days ago, and wondering why I was feeling annoyed (because it wasn’t the message that was bugging me, for sure). I realized it’s because of the impossibility of doing the things shown (like driving) with your hands up. Living your whole life with your hands up. So that’s the point where I actually “got it.” Some people are clearly still in the “the bugs me but I’m not sure why / don’t care to think further” stage. So keep on with this as long as you need to, for it to hit home.

  6. Joy Sabl GoComics Pro Member commented on The Knight Life 12 months ago

    If you guys do a back-to-back book, like those old Ace sci-fi doubles, it’d be amazing…

  7. Joy Sabl GoComics Pro Member commented on Pearls Before Swine about 1 year ago

    Union leadership is elected, and union positions are also put to a vote of the membership—as is whether or not to donate to candidates, vs focusing on public education, issues activism, etc. Thus it’s hard to argue that union contributions are exactly equivalent to the donation of a single multimillionaire (even if the size of the donations may be comparable).

  8. Joy Sabl GoComics Pro Member commented on The Knight Life about 1 year ago

    what Peg said. Very sweet

  9. Joy Sabl GoComics Pro Member commented on Frazz over 1 year ago

    except that the scape-goat you reference was a goat, not a person; and it was driven into the desert, not stoned. Perhaps you’re thinking of the greeks, though they, too, tended to drive the “chosen” ill-fated person out, not kill them.

  10. Joy Sabl GoComics Pro Member commented on The City over 1 year ago

    +1 to ubermick. Thanks for the many years, and hope to have you back in this format someday.