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Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for April 20, 2009

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    TheInquisitor  over 10 years ago

    Heh, Yahweh should take a look at the success of some of the audio books on podiobooks if he thinks that’s stupid. I knew he wasn’t omniscient.

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    snetzler  over 10 years ago

    That would be scientology’s first commandment

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    wndrwrthg  over 10 years ago

    So, this gods name is stupid? Looks like that’s what it signed with. That would go a long way to explain what’s going on.

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    Keith Martin Premium Member over 10 years ago

    In the cartoon, it appears god is calling the reader of the 11th commandment stupid. It would likely have a dash instead of three dots before the word “stupid” if that was a signature. The dots merely suggest a pause for the reader. As for the content, it’s not about the “success” of a particular work, it’s about giving away something you worked so hard on that you could potentially be making an earning on. I wonder if this is in response to the growing debate on print versus web based cartoons?

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    CarolinaGirl  over 10 years ago

    wndrwrthg ….I pray for you every time I read one of your comments.

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    MotherOfMoses  over 10 years ago

    Astaghforellah. That’s something Devil would say. God is not materialistic.

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    wicky  over 10 years ago

    What about usury? it’s almost, kinda,sorta, close.

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    steverinoCT  over 10 years ago

    Is this a coincidence? Today’s “Pearls Before Swine” is on the same topic. Perhaps it’s the Cartoonist Conspiracy making its move.

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    Chrisnp  over 10 years ago

    Love the tags.

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    bmwk12ltc  over 10 years ago

    cfortunato love your comment. Very insightful and correct.

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    chromosome Premium Member over 10 years ago

    I don’t access it for free (moneywise) but otherwise I’d have to pay for it in belly-fat ads.

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    Keith Martin Premium Member over 10 years ago

    cfortunato, you have a “Pro” account. Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn’t that mean you paid for the account? Granted, Dave Alvarez (creator of Yenny) says the royalties he earns from GoComics is enough to buy a #1 meal at Wendy’s (per his blog), but having a “Pro” account suggests you are paying for the service. So, not everyone is viewing it online “for free”.

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    Radical-Knight  over 10 years ago

    If that’s the 11th commandment, then Thou shalt make BACKUPS must be the 12th commandment.

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    Desultourist  over 10 years ago

    That’s the OLD god - terrifying, short-tempered, and revengeful, from a time when content was distributed carved in stone. There are others. Cory Doctorow for example disagrees: “Think Like a Dandelion” http://www.locusmag.com/Features/2008/05/cory-doctorow-think-like-dandelion.html

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    soravec  over 10 years ago

    Reflecting the pain of today’s new business …

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    jimeguess  over 10 years ago

    It is interesting that humans want to make God responsible for all of their stupidity, greed, carelessness, and cruelty. God is telling us to STOP all that stuff!

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    bmonk  over 10 years ago

    Chikuku says:

    “Actually, there are 613 commandments in the Hebrew Bible.”

    Yes, but apparently only ten were carried down from the Mountain on the stone tablets.

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    marvelouspatric  over 10 years ago

    even though i’ve read this comic for free for years on the internet. oh, and then there’s all these ads all around it to support the site and the comic.

    so, who gave me this free content? the creator? the syndicate? or the advertisers on this site? because i certainly didn’t pay to read this today so someone gave it to me for free.

    isn’t that really the bugaboo in the whole syndicated/web comics debate? who pays for access?

    (i’m assuming this comic was inspired by the stuff going on at the daily cartoonist)

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    tpiro  over 10 years ago

    Nice point Wiley!…wait, I’m reading this comic online for free. Oops.

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    imnotbob  over 10 years ago

    Oh a shot at webcomics there maybe? We’ll see who will be paying for you to draw your cartoon when newspapers die.

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    ArdraCreator  over 10 years ago

    I actually think this is one of the best newspaper comics around, but I have to wonder where Wiley’s been the last decade or so. NOBODY pays for content anymore, unless it’s porn.

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    Wildmustang1262  over 10 years ago

    I really wish that God should add to ten commandments with “Thou shall not deny.” I never like the way the people keep denying about something they did stupidly.

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    marvelouspatric  over 10 years ago

    okay, so the question is: what is wiley making fun of? is it webcomics or is it syndicates? because it could go either way.

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    reynard61  over 10 years ago

    God’s an Objectivist? Well, *that* explains a lot…

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    Turnbloom creator over 10 years ago

    If Scott Kurtz sees this, all hell is gonna break loose!

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    Kim0158  over 10 years ago

    How’re you getting this comic for free? I pay for it. Don’t call me a bad name for paying for it… I believe in supporting intellectualism.

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    Boots at the Boar Premium Member over 10 years ago

    Amen, brother. Hopefully the newspaper publishers read their own comics pages.

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    Desultourist  over 10 years ago

    Haha, in a recent essay Doctorow writes: ‘In 2009, the world is populated by people who no longer believe that “Thou shalt sell media on plastic discs forever” came down off the mountain on two stone tablets.’

    I swear, I have nothing to do with it! :)

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