Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for November 03, 2011

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    bkybl Premium Member over 12 years ago

    Notice there’s no way to get to the cheese from where either group is?

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    hsawlrae  over 12 years ago

    That cat will help train them to climb the walls…NOW.

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    Bender_Sastre  over 12 years ago

    Yep, by trampling the slower mice and climbing over their bodies. It’s capitalism all over again. <snide comment, NOT meant to fuel political argumentation.>

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    comicgos  over 12 years ago

    That’ll work!

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    alviebird  over 12 years ago

    American politics in a nutshell. But it still won’t work. It will for the mice, but not for people. Collectively, the American public isn’t as intelligent as mice.

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    weasel_monkey  over 12 years ago

    Strike breaker?

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    weasel_monkey  over 12 years ago

    Ravenous carnivorous mediator??

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    fritzoid Premium Member over 12 years ago

    If the mice unite, it will not help them attain the cheese but it WILL allow them to overcome the cat.

    Of course, the improve the metaphor the cat should be controlling access to the cheese…

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    Pepijn Vemer Premium Member over 12 years ago

    Isn’t that partly because there IS no route to the cheese for the left group? (Yes, I’m a sad SAD man to notice that.)

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    keenanthelibrarian  over 12 years ago

    “The Variable” sort of depends on where he wants to dump the cat.

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    Bittermelon of Truth  over 12 years ago

    Sorry, I don’t see what you are describing for the right group. They both are blocked by a wall around the cheese.

    Incidentally, if Dr. Lazarus lives up to his name there will be bloodshed.

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    roctor  over 12 years ago

    We do not need another foreign element to unite us.Our childish stonewalling is enough for our country to handle right now. Maybe Wiley can see how this might end?

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    tripwire45  over 12 years ago

    Is this to help the Occupy Wall Street folks decide on a goal?

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    gordonsclyne  over 12 years ago

    Is the cat called Papandreu by any chance?

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    paigebridges  over 12 years ago

    Wiley, how on earth do you THINK UP some of these things?

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    Can't Sleep  over 12 years ago

    Had me laughing out loud!While everyone has been talking aboout the cat, haven’t you noticed Dr. Lazarus’ breakthrough in teaching mice to carry signs?

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    Varnes  over 12 years ago

    He’s going to introduce the Oakland police?

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    willg1970  over 12 years ago

    well if the mice can make signs then surely then can make a ladder to get over the wall while the cat is taking out the opposition

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    demorodney  over 12 years ago

    This is a perfect illustration of the current state of affairs. Tea Party v. Occupy Movement. Both groups want government to be responsible and representative of middle class American’s interests (at least until the Tea Partiers got coopted by the Koch brothers).

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    Wiley creator over 12 years ago

    I was wondering if anyone would notice that there’s no route to the cheese in the maze. Congratulations on your powers of observation, folks!

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    bbear  over 12 years ago

    I LOVE the expressions Wiley draws on his cats.

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    I Go Pogo   over 12 years ago

    ….and all because they’ve been conditioned to believe they have a right to receive “free cheese”.

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    wwh85cp  over 12 years ago

    Scary – seemingly intelligent people actually believe this sort of garbage:

    1. The rich “sacrificed” to get their nice things.

    2. The poor refuse to work.

    Personally, I believe that the only thing the extremely rich sacrifice is someone else’s beating heart on an altar to the ‘gods’ of greed. Work? That’s for POOR people who can’t afford caviar and champagne.

    Teb, your justification may work for you, but it’s incredibly self-centered. Don’t your eyes hurt from all the squinting to avoid looking at anyone else?

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    Matthew Edwards Premium Member over 12 years ago

    Looks like the problem is that there is no route to the cheese for either group, but nobody seems to realize it. That sounds about right if this were a political commentary.

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    Pjbflyn  over 12 years ago

    Cat = riot police.

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    psychlady  over 12 years ago

    With all the problems, chaos, and turmoil in the world today – THIS is what they are trying to figure out???

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    Mythreesons  over 12 years ago

    For all those ones you say are poor because they won’t work, there is a job advertised in my paper this morning. Bell Ringer for the Salvation Army. Pays 7.50/hr. Want to raise your family on that, Tab413? At least it is in the USA, and not overseas.

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    mikie136  over 12 years ago

    night shade 09 Dr Lazarus learned to teach the mice from the guy in the insurance ad with the hamsters in the rowboat.

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    Destiny23  over 12 years ago

    Actually, the variable is being introduced right now, in Europe. If Americans can’t overcome their differences and work together for the good of their country, and QUICKLY, they’ll be following Europe’s example fairly soon. You think your last civil war was messy? Wait till the next one!!

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    chris_weaver  over 12 years ago

    Cattus Ex Machina.

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    H&K30  over 12 years ago

    The cat will probably eat the cheese. He who hesitates loses.

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    Varnes  over 12 years ago

    A little cheese is nice with mice..yummmy.

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    Dtroutma  over 12 years ago

    There is no way for the groups to get together, sounds like Congress all right. Now, the cat CAN step over the walls and eat both groups. That might not be a bad idea either. As to TEA party and OWS groups, considering both ARE (or were originally) asking for fairness in taxation, elimination of criminality in “public life” (and corporate), and sensible governance (not the same as “government”) they’re more together in principle than Congress.

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    jimeguess  over 12 years ago
    … and … in the obvious drawing, there is no route to the cheese. Those walls must be government regulations destroying business opportunity.
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    tsouthworth  over 12 years ago

    The mice have to think “out of the box.”

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    Wiley creator over 12 years ago

    Perhaps I should point out that this cartoon was drawn several weeks ago, long before the events in Oakland.

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    farmermatt  over 12 years ago

    I’m guessing the cat will eat the cheese.

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    alan.gurka  over 12 years ago

    So, is this whole cartoon a metaphor for the 99% (the mice or lab rats) and the fat cats (the cat) on Wall St?

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    tomielm  over 12 years ago

    Wow, Wiley! True genius, this!

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    Ernest Lemmingway  over 12 years ago

    The two groups in power don’t agree on 99.999999999% of issues, but the one thing they do agree on is making sure no third group comes in to disrupt the status quo. Unless that group has sufficent claws…er, clout to do so. And yes, both groups really are just a bunch of rats.

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    Pygar  over 12 years ago

    All we are saying, is give meece a chance…

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    yawon  over 12 years ago

    And the cat feasts on the mice and cheese and becomes the tyrannical ruler of nothing. (Is that the way it always works?)

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    walruscarver2000  over 12 years ago

    “Sometines a cigar is just a cigar.” -Freud“No people have evr been ruled for long but with their permission.”-Sun TzuAnd to all a goodnight.

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    Varnes  over 12 years ago

    And coming down the stretch…it’s…Pygar by a whisker!

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    Varnes  over 12 years ago

    Wiley, I’ve noticed that the future sometimes changes the meaning of what we write, regardless of what we meant when we said it. Back in the 90’s, I wrote a song about all the harsh places in the universe. (10,000 degrees in a thousand mile breeze..) The point being, an Autumn afternoon on the planet Earth was pretty nice in comparison…One of the examples I used for a harsh place was “ground zero”. Back then it was the place directly below an explosion of an atom bomb. But now when I sing it, everybody thinks I’m talking about the towers in New York. Not much I can really do about that. And actually it works for me, so it’s not like I’m complaining……

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    pam Miner  over 12 years ago

    In the picture there is no way for the mice to get to the cheese! Both groups are in dead end mazes. not sure what that may say about our society, other than it don’t look so good!.

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    yggdrasil75  over 1 year ago

    one group cant get to the cheese, the other is uncertain.

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