I’m gone till Monday. Here’s a comic.
It’s so silly, ineffectual, and pointless it had to come from the left: It’s the Global Orgasm for Peace! We’ll all have an orgasm on December 22nd and….and, oh yeah, we’ll stop war! If banging on an upside down pickle bucket isn’t getting the world’s attention, it must be time for more drastic measures….like a synchronized orgasm!
Now, at this point you may be inclined to scold me, “they just want to raise awareness” and “they have good intentions” you say. No, it’s much more than that:
The intent is that the participants concentrate any thoughts during and after orgasm on peace. The combination of high- energy orgasmic energy combined with mindful intention may have a much greater effect than previous mass meditations and prayers.
The goal is to add so much concentrated and high-energy positive input into the energy field of the Earth that it will reduce the current dangerous levels of aggression and violence throughout the world.
I think I speak for everyone from atheists to jihadists when I say “what the fuck are you talking about?”
They plan on having this event annually (why not daily?) on December 22nd ” leading up to the December Solstice of 2012, when the Mayan Calendar ends with a new beginning.” In case that seems a little ambiguous to you, Dec. 22 2012, is the new age movements’ apocalypse, when the Mayan calendar ends which means absolutely nothing unless you’re this idiot.
Now go buy stuff.
Also known as the Global Struggle Against Coffee Extremists but whatever, I have a new collection coming out. Nothing spectacular, just a little self-published hand stapled deal. It features 16 of the twenty or so comics I did for the Seattle Stranger in recent months. Get one in the store.
I have it set as Pre-Order right now because I don’t have them all made. I’m not pretentious enough to think there’s a demand to pre-order my little hand stapled books, I just wanted to get the Paypal set up before I leave for the weekend. Also, that cover design isn’t final.
I’m headed out to Portland tomorrow morning to look at apartments. it’s about time I finally escape from Ohio.
So it was interesting to catch an article (via CP) that has to do with Portland, atheism, and the Art Institutes (where I went to school), all reported by the Portland Mercury (a client). According to an atheist student, he was expelled for getting in a religious discussion.
Suspension of Disbelief-Art Student ExpelledFor Atheism?
By Amy Jenniges
In the classroom that day, Averill says one young woman was talking about her belief in energy layers and astral beings. “I jokingly asked her if she believed in leprechauns. It turns out, she does. They live on another energy layer,”
Averill says he wasn’t trying to disprove the other student’s religious beliefs, but “to convince her not to insist that they were scientifically proven.”
The student, apparently offended, complained to the teacher. Averill was called into a meeting that evening, he says, with the Art Institute’s dean of education, associate dean, and the dean of student affairs.
Read the whole thing.
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If this comic looks familiar it because I did almost the exact same strip a few weeks ago for the Stranger. That’s one reason why I did two this week–I didn’t want to be lame and just hit you with something identical. I redid it because I liked the idea and wanted my altweekly readers to see it. And the idea I had planned on using was done by another alt weekly cartoonist right before I sat down to draw, leaving me with the deadline jitters.
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And you know you want to look at my Thanksgiving themed Weekly Woofs.
Next Week: Orgasms for Peace!
Bush finally made it over to Vietnam this weekend and said that indeed Vietnam does teach us a lesson for Iraq, ?We?ll succeed unless we quit.? Will he ever get it?
Got another cartoon coming on Thursday.
From the Guardian:
A Spanish town council is to fight machismo on the streets by decreeing that half of all road signs and traffic signals show silhouettes with feminine attributes, such as a skirt, ribbon and ponytail, instead of just the striding man.
“This way we will do away with the sexism that until now has also existed in traffic signs in which only masculine figures appear,” Rosalina Guijarro, in charge of traffic and citizen safety for Fuenlabrada, a Madrid dormitory town, said yesterday.
Hmm, yes. Way to stick it to the chauvinists. Perhaps some of the figures should be overweight. We wouldn’t want the people to feel they had to attain an unrealistic figure from the fascist traffic signs. Besides the fact that this is all silly, the “Pedestrian Crossing” sign doesn’t have any features exclusive to men. I see a head and four appendages (no hands?!). How nice of them to include bowties and skirts on the women. Maybe she could be carrying an oven mitt for even easier identification.
The purpose of traffic signs are for instant readability, not imposing sexist rule over a population.
The backlash against those smug little crossing men is the brainchild of a town council run by the Socialist and United Left parties, which usually focus on better known forms of gender discrimination.
Last year, the government added a clause to civil marriage contracts that required men and women to share the housework and childcare.
Men and women probably should share the same housework, but how exactly does the government plan on observing and enforcing this law?
…well, some of America. Most people just don’t bother to vote. Countries that provide the day off for election day have the highest turnouts in the world. Of course many other democracies actually have a multi party system, which probably encourages people to go out and vote for someone that actually represents their views.
Don’t forget you can order Attitude 3 or any of my collections from my store.
Bush said it to the terrorists. It goes for everybody else as well: soldiers wanting to come home, people working for $6.00 an hour, and anyone concerned about the environment.