Revisiting a theme.

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  1. BananaB says:

    If one J&M strip can say it all, it’s this one. Brief, thoughtful and brilliant.

  2. Vanity Unfair says:

    I recently bought a new printer for my computer. I know, showing off. There was no manual and little help for installing it. There was a URL for a manual. When I found it, the manual was over 600 pages long.
    Now, about this guide to life, the Universe and everything……..

  3. M27Holts says:

    I like to think my RCB bullshit prompted this re-issue…

  4. Rrr says:

    Vanity: Did you print it?

  5. Tebirkes says:

    Well, perhaps the “genius creator” knew the level of its audience – and pitched its manual accordingly.

  6. Clive_p says:

    Is Mo suggesting perhaps that they were holy-ghost-written?

    And I agree, this is a brilliant cartoon.

  7. M27Holts says:

    Tebirkes, if that was the case, why hasn’t the creator revealed more in the age of enlightenment?
    If you had a time machine and lifted a monk from the 10th century the only book that would be relevant to him to understand would be the bible…a mobile phone would blow his tiny bigoted mind…

  8. Tebirkes says:

    M27Holts – The more direct connection to the deity is (largely) post-Catholic, no? Besides, revealing more wouid remove the mystery, and everyone’d be reading Agatha Christie, not the bible. Can’t have either of those and maintain a wealthy church.

    That 10th century monk, you’re likely correct. But I thought that’s what L. Ron Hubbard was, what with all his time-travelling and vibrating and – yeah – whatever else he managed to fill his empty adherents with.

  9. M27Holts says:

    L Ron Hubbard just wanted to fleece the flock, like all shysters. Some people will believe any old tripe…unfortunately…

  10. postdoggerel says:

    Vanity Unfair Did you mean this abstrusity – cosmic coition manual if you ever need to make it with an alien.

  11. M27Holts says:

    Cosmic hows-ya-father? Well you are almost certainly gojng to be a different species so that any sexual contact will be classed as bestiality? And thus illegal?

  12. Arun says:

    “We can never transcend the history of our curiosity” – Abby Innes.

  13. Vanity Unfair says:

    postdoggerel: nice thought, but I was being literal: a six hundred page manual for a printer. It took me over an hour just to plug it into a shared telephone socket using a variety of splitters, joiners and outputs so that I could use its fax setting. (about once a week, since you ask) Its predecessor just worked.
    When I was tasked with producing a guide to new technology for my employer to help staff with conversion to electronic media, two of the “rules” I might have invented were:
    If you know you are using a computer, there is something wrong with the programme
    Anything with a 300 page instruction manual is fundamentally flawed.
    The former is becoming easier but the latter worse.

  14. jb says:

    Bestiality? No, probably not. At least not according to the usual guidelines…

  15. M27Holts says:

    I hadn’t heard of the Hatkness test….

  16. postdoggerel says:

    M27, have you forgotten already the Scarlett Johansson movie filmed in England where she (an alien) picks up men (unbeknownst they were being filmed) in her van and seduces them to their eventual (storyline) destruction? Under the skin. They all wanted to do her but became protoplasm to sustain the aliens. What a way to go.


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