The Sunk Cost Fallacy.

Discussion (30)¬

  1. Unruly Simian says:

    I’m sure this is how the Catholics feel…..

  2. Neuseline says:

    Now, where did they get the 2 grand from? Did they raid the collection box?

  3. Herm says:

    Mo can’t have… sold their Xbox?!?

  4. jerry w says:

    Gone for the traditional 3 days? Seems Joe should be resurrecting any old time now if he follows the standard religious paradigm.

  5. YHWY says:

    Laugh?! We nearly shat!

    We had not laughed so much since Grandma died
    Or Auntie Mabel caught her left tit in the mangle.

  6. Andrew Hall says:

    Joe obviously sent the money along with the magical gold plates back to heaven.

  7. Catholic priest tries to hire a hitman to kill the teen he molested? Puleeeze.
    Okay, this is off topic. Sorry. Great strip, Author. Interesting that I’m feeling sorry for J & M. They have a certain sweet innocence to them.

  8. Bodach says:

    If he calls, offer him some more money. It shows we were right to trust him and that we’re generous to a fault.

  9. wright1 says:

    Darwin Harmless:

    “Interesting that I’m feeling sorry for J & M. They have a certain sweet innocence to them.”

    That’s definitely a big part of what makes the strip work. J & M, Moses and possibly latest addition Joe Smith, are presented as convincingly human. They have the tragic innocence of the sincerely devout.

  10. Nassar Ben Houdja says:

    2 grand for a Mormon? Atheist’s are a better deal, could have bough half a dozen for that, would have to clean them, but still a good price.

  11. Ketil W.Grevstad says:

    heeh i maybe think jesus and mo have sold irony meeter. and get 2 grand for it. So jesus gave the 2 grand to Joe, and have never seen joe again. hehe

  12. wltr says:

    nassar ben houdja:

    2 grand isn’t a bad price for a mormon. glenn beck costs much more than that and he’s quite cheap. greta van susteren probably costs less and she’s a scientologist.

    of course, none of them can compare to the richness of someone who spends their life holding up the Balls of Allah (by which, i mean the thing about allah looking like balls and a droopy penis).

  13. jerry w says:

    Actually, christians are the better deal, at least in California. You can’t swing a cross around here without hitting one, a dime a dozen sounds about right.

    2 grand seems like a very high price to pay for a device that has a life span that can usually be measured in days on this site.

  14. Measure says:

    As an ex-mormon, I’ve loved this Joe Smith series. I especially have loved the artistic choice of having Smith’s face permanently buried in a hat. Good work!

  15. James says:

    Joe took the two grand so he could start a genealogical database for Jesus and Mo to baptize them to make them and their ancestors retroactive Mormons!

  16. kev_s says:

    @YHWY Showing your age and very bad taste in humour! 🙂

  17. Festinger all over again….

  18. @kev-s yes indeed. Good call. I haven’t seen a mangle, or heard that word, for at least forty years. Most people under thirty wouldn’t have a clue what one is, or what it is used for.

  19. Blamer .. says:

    J & M are acting mormonic. Like absolute mormons.

    @Nassar you seem to have overlooked that economics relies on supply and demand. Value is decreased when you flood the marketplace of ideas. Informed consumers return any product of religion that doesn’t do what it says on the box.

  20. Darwin says:

    @Nassar Ben Houdja you disappoint me. I had hopes for you.

  21. Intelligent Designer says:

    @Blamer “consumers return any product of religion that doesn’t do what it says on the box.”

    Some might, but I’m pretty sure most of them look for a belief patch from their local religious supplier, in the erroneous conviction that they can catechise their way out of doubt.

    I’m liking Joe – I think he has plans to get J & M partying. He knows one or two ladies, after all…

  22. Stephen Turner says:

    So Joe found the treasure after all.

  23. You know, they don’t really ever have to admit they were duped, because they can just keep on saying “I’m sure he’ll be here tomorrow” forever. That’s pretty much how the con works, after all.

  24. Daz says:

    @Ophelia Benson

    Which would leave Jesus in the interesting position of waiting on the second coming.*

    *This was not intended as a double-entendre, but I’m perfectly happy if anyone wants to insert one.**

    **Neither was this…

  25. Daoloth says:

    The cargo cultists of papua new guinea await the return of John Frum (sometimes “Brum”) and build airstrips out of bamboo to encourage this. Attenborough interviewed one of the priests and said- “You have been waiting for forty years- do you think that’s enough?”
    The priest (with a radio backpack and earphones made of wicker) looked him square in the eye and said “you have been waiting 2000 years for your saviour”
    Video link to the same guy, 20 years later
    BTW- any Jews, Christians or Mohammedans out there who think that they look more sophisticated than this guy, just because you don’t have bones through your noses- don’t give yourselves airs. I’m looking at you, NBH

  26. steve oberski says:

    @NBH 2 grand for a Mormon? Atheist?s are a better deal, could have bough half a dozen for that, would have to clean them, but still a good price.

    Well, the great thing about faith heads is that there are no messy brains to remove.

  27. Quine-Duhem says:

    An apologetic? Let’s try to adapt the trilemma popularised by C.S. Lewis: lunatic, liar, or loan. Since J&M are prophets of the one true God, they have access to all that is knowable. Anyone fraudulently asking them for money would be a lunatic or a liar. It follows that since they can detect loonies and liars, this is a loan! Their dosh is as safe as a LibDem election promise.

  28. F. Thalweg says:

    Oh, oh, oh.

    Ho ho ho!

  29. Topi Linkala says:

    How cheep are mormons? Americans paid millions to get one, but he got away.


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