New Adventures of Queen Victoria by Pab Sungenis

New Adventures of Queen Victoria

Comments (26) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 3 years ago

    If you can’t, then shrug it off and go to the head of the fountain.

  2. Cloudster

    Cloudster said, over 3 years ago

    @Michael wme (from yesterday)

    Thanks for the information, I don’t know where I came across the quote but I’ll update the file that I keep it in.

  3. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 3 years ago

    fish are parasites? i thought they were part of the food chain. if they are parasites, well, we are eating parasites then.

  4. Intophaloblue

    Intophaloblue said, over 3 years ago

    If fish are parasites then that would make humans the bigger parasites in the parasite chain.

  5. perceptor3

    perceptor3 said, over 3 years ago

    Last week, Pab started an arc MOCKING the highly offensive subject of racism. It was hilarious and the mockery was well-deserved. Yet, mid-week, the story arc disappeared. Because, you apparently cannot portray a Klansman even in order to make fun of his outlandish and outmoded beliefs. It’s not PC.

    YET this week, the strip can take on a network percieved as conservative, and I very much doubt the storyline will be pulled. I expect anti-Fox-News jokes through Saturday. But no more jokes making fun of Klansmen. I’m sure Paula Deen will get worked in there somehow. Cause, see, that IS acceptable. To the mob.

  6. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Sigh. Another shallow attack on a profound philosopher. Objectivism holds to reason as man’s primary virtue and means of survival, to individual rights as inviolable, to your own life and happiness as your moral aim. But after millennia of domination by philosophies that reject all Ayn Rand’s principles it is too difficult for most people to overcome the fallacies they have absorbed.

  7. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 3 years ago

    @perceptor3

    I rather think your perspective is a tad skewed. I didn’t ascribe anything more sinister to PAB changing gears , than the fact that he’s run the Paula Dean/KKK gag as far as it would go. Ditto, this week’s Ayn Rand arc – which is not so much a slam on Fox, as a clever construct of visualizing the acerbic Ms. Rand juxtaposed with the saccharine Mr. Rogers.
    Sometimes, we have to give our political bias and our brains a rest, and stop subscribing hidden motives and meanings to a simple cartoon.

  8. pabsungenis

    pabsungenis said, over 3 years ago

    @perceptor3

    Haven’t been in here much because I’ve been so busy, but no one pulled last week’s storyline. I run storylines as long as I can keep finding jokes. When I can’t think of anything I move on. I doubt this will run all week.

  9. woodrowfan

    woodrowfan GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Rand does provide an easy teat. If anyone tells you how much they admire her, or that they take Objectivism seriously, then you know you need not take any further opinions by that person seriously.

  10. DOSQueen

    DOSQueen GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @pschearer

    Yes, it is clear that many here have never read Rand’s books – they just listen to her detractors.

    I have read Rand and while I disagree with her on some points, she accurately portrayed a problem that neither her detractors nor her supports see – the collusion between big business and elements of government to churn out profits for the few at the expense of the many.

  11. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, over 3 years ago

    Interesting how she preached that people should think for themselves, and at the same time branded as evil anyone whose thoughts differed from hers in any way. Not very rational.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @pschearer

    “Her critics typically have read one or two and have been scared off by the challenge to be rational”

    Anyone who makes it through the 1,700 or so pages of “The Fountainhead” & “Atlas Shrugged”, should have a fair idea of what Rand’s ideology is about. Claiming that it’s “too complex” is nonsense. The essence of any philosophy can be boiled down to a few pages, usually a few paragraphs.

    I’ll grant that you seem to be more consistent with your personal opinions & overall ideology than many of Objectivism’s adherents. Objectivism is more than ‘makers versus takers’, but its as ridiculously Utopian as Communism. Neither takes actual human nature into account.

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Sherlock Watson

    “Interesting how she preached that people should think for themselves…”

    I thought the best part of her books were the postcards that fell out, offering membership in the “Ayn Rand Society”, where you could meet like minded people.

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @DOSQueen

    “…she accurately portrayed a problem that neither her detractors nor her supports see – the collusion between big business and elements of government…”

    Rand was warning against government takeover of business. She was blind to the takeover of government by business.

    Her books & ideology make sense when you remember that her reference point for “government” was the Bolshevik Revolution.

  15. JusSayin

    JusSayin said, over 3 years ago

    Consider also Elmer Gantry, Kathryn Kuhlman, L Ron Hubbard, Mesmer, Rasputin(or Putin for all that), or even Roddenberryans as similar reasons to close minds to foolish, childish thoughts, although some of my sources are far superior people and thinkers than Rand.

  16. Load the rest of the comments (11).