Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for October 26, 2018

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    hangedman  over 3 years ago

    That’s what I’ve always been told: The creative process is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.

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    Dtroutma  over 3 years ago

    Flights of fancy are the way to better futures.

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    Bilan  over 3 years ago

    Original thought? That second paraglider isn’t being very original.

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    Superfrog  over 3 years ago

    There are no barriers, only hurdles.

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    Nachikethass  over 3 years ago

    This is the excuse drug companies use, apparently.

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    Lenavid  over 3 years ago

    Still droning on about it?

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member over 3 years ago

    The comfort of conformity is a big hit among all the young rebels.

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    dot-the-I  over 3 years ago

    Mt. Excelsior

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    Egrayjames  over 3 years ago

    With Derivative Thought, you hit a brick wall….and you are not alone. There are many pseudo-intellectuals stuck in same prison yard. Original thought will set you free on flights of fantasy.

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    Sephten  over 3 years ago

    Call me picky, but where I come from, we call that a T-junction … (Or else Wiley is thinking outside my box!)

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member over 3 years ago

    A good view of the process. He left out the “experts” booing the original thinkers.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member over 3 years ago

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    Now there’s some original thinking for you! See how much better it is than dull, drab, boring old English?

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    fuzzbucket  over 3 years ago

    I’ve strived for the original for over 50 years, and every ‘glider I’ve tried so far has had a leaky ’chute. Still trying.

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    JudyAz  over 3 years ago

    At first glance, I though the path to the left led to calculus class.

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    Adiraiju  over 3 years ago

    The line on the left is running into a wall, but the line on the right better hope like hell that their creations don’t fold up on them…

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    Cerabooge  over 3 years ago

    I’d turn left and dynamite the wall.

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    asmbeers  over 3 years ago

    A third path off to the right is needed labeled “genius” with a bottomless pit.

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    jimboklein  over 3 years ago

    See, we have to build a wall to keep out the Mexicans. None of them have ever had an original thought. (Intentionally arrogant statement)

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    Holden Awn  over 3 years ago

    Appropriate that ‘derivative formula’ is to the left.

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    Honorable Mention In The Banjo Toss Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Needs another line off to the right for people who take credit for others’ original thoughts.

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    mizdurble  over 3 years ago

    Very clever, especially the hurdles and gliders.

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    srarchertx  over 3 years ago

    The gliders are in the free air of success taking whatever flight path of their own choosing

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    Leojim  over 3 years ago

    Interesting, there sure is a lot of truth to this comic. Way more than meets the eye.

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    MeanBob Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Because thinking is hard work and humans are lazy.

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    CharlesJ.O'Kelly  over 3 years ago

    As others have suggested, the “Original Thinking” image is [ahem] idealized. No one is shown falling off the cliff, or stuck (very briefly) with non-gliding gliders. The absence of cat-callers from the right side, however, is appropriate. All those folk are on the left side (that none of them are watching, and screaming at, those on the right is an omission).

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    Larry Carlson Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Those are hang gliders.

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    1953Baby  over 3 years ago

    The only thing is: tweaks on an “original” idea often make the original better. Of course, tweaks can also be just for decoration. but think of the transistor: great idea, but better and better as designers/tweakers made the original smaller and smaller. And then there’s the microchip: I’ve got 300+ full length books on a miniscule piece of plastic not even a half inch square. Tweakers extraordinaire!

    Looking at it from Wiley’s POV, though, it’s hard as he** to come up with an original cartoon every day, 365 days a year, without some yahoo criticizing his lack of originality. BUT—on the other side, some commenters who take off on the original riff are exceptionally funny and creative.

    I vote for both lines!

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    JP Steve Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Isn’t anyone going to quote Yogi Berra?

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    daking27  over 3 years ago

    “This inspires us. Let’s make another movie from a 1970s TV show!”

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    Cornelius Noodleman  over 3 years ago

    I tried jumping hurdles once, but fell and scraped my knee!

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    sandpiper  over 3 years ago

    If one has what one thinks is an original thought, can one be sure it is original?

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    coop_dog1  over 3 years ago

    All the money is to the left, unfortunately.

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    strictures  over 3 years ago

    Why don’t those on the right just walk past the hurdles by going around them?

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    Night-Gaunt49  over 3 years ago

    I found I am not good at creating new ideas. But I have a strength in synthesis of other’s ideas and elaboration on them.

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    Call me Ishmael  over 3 years ago

    What’s more derivative than a male ponytail?

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    car2ner  over 3 years ago

    y’all are thinking too much about the para-gliders. The cliches are that first original ideas have to jump hurdles, then it is an up hill climb and then it takes off.

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    g.iangoodson  over 3 years ago

    Flying over the Wall! I’m guessing Wiley’s never been to Berlin. I was there when Checkpoint Charlie etc. were real things. A lot of dead para-gliders, balloonists… Some people made it.

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    Daeder  over 3 years ago

    Thanks, Wiley. I needed that.

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    MCProfessor  over 3 years ago

    At my age I wouldn’t make it over the first hurdle.

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    Mardi McCabe Premium Member over 3 years ago

    here’s to practicing until we can leap the hurdles, training until we can climb the mountains, and the leaping off to fly in whatever way we can!

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