A resurrection today, from way back in 2006.

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  1. M27Holts says:

    Not being able to eat Bacon Butties or drink good beer is also a downside to Islam!

  2. Hugo says:

    Surely this should be titled “sunk cost fallacy” ?

  3. M27Holts says:

    ONLY the really stupid can be sure….Unfortunately they are also too stupid to recognise that they are stupid…faith shackles the mind….I have that on a T-shirt…

  4. Succubus ov Satan says:

    Have to wonder – panel 4 – would Jesus use ‘Christ’ as an expletive?

  5. That guy over there says:

    @Succubus: Yeah, I’d have thought that he could just go “By Me!”.

  6. Alex Varela says:

    If you ever get on instagram you would probably get tons of followers and I would be one of them. Thank you for what you do.

  7. Ron says:

    Then there’s that fasting in Islam. It’s Ramadan right now. Imagine going all day without eating. Catholics only have to do without fish on Friday.

  8. Forteatwo says:

    Or having someone cut off your Johnson because you accidently used a urinal facing East.

  9. postdoggerel says:

    One Kashmiri morning in the early spring of 1915, my grandfather Aadam Aziz hit his nose against a frost-hardened tussock of earth while attempting to pray. Three drops of blood plopped out of his left nostril, hardened instantly in the brittle air and lay before his eyes on the prayer-mat, transformed into rubies. Lurching back until he knelt with his head once more upright, he found that the tears which had sprung into his eyes had solidified, too; and at that moment, as he brushed diamonds contemptuously from his lashes, he resolved never again to kiss earth for any god or man. This decision, however, made a hole in him, a vacancy in a vital inner chamber, leaving him vulnerable to women and history. Unaware of this at first, despite his recently completed medical training, he stood up, rolled the prayer-mat into a thick cheroot, and holding it under his right arm surveyed the valley through clear, diamond-free eyes.
    – Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children.

  10. postdoggerel says:

    Forward he bent, and the earth, prayer-mat covered, curved up towards him. And now it was the tussock’s time. At one and the same time a rebuke from Ilse-Oskar-Ingrid-Heidelberg as well as valley-and-God, it smote him upon the point of his nose. Three drops fell. There were rubies and diamonds. And my grandfather, lurching upright, made a resolve. Stood. Rolled cheroot. Stared across the lake. And was knocked forever into that middle place, unable to worship a God in whose existence he could not wholly disbelieve. Permanent alteration: a hole.
    – ibid

  11. Mockingbird says:

    A truly MIGHTY cartoon this week. Thank you Author.

  12. jb says:

    Ron — Catholics are supposed to do without meat (i.e., the flesh of land animals) on Friday. Fish has always been allowed. However observance has been pretty slack since Vatican II. I can actually remember when my fairly strict Catholic family stopped observing this rule in the late 60s.

  13. Rrr says:

    Tom Lehrer in one of his weekly shows made a somewhat respectful ditty over the Second Vatican Council, called The Vatican Rag.

    “Step inside this small confessional.
    There the guy who’s got religion’ll
    tell you if your sin’s original.
    If it is, try playin’ it safer,
    drink the wine and chew the wafer.

    Two four six eight,
    time to transsubstantiate!

    So get down upon your knees,
    fiddle with your rosaries,
    bow your head with great respect

    Tom used to be a math professor, more than a catholic.
    Still kicking, for all I know. Vivid in my memory at least.

  14. DC - Toronto says:

    Succubus – THAT’s THE JOKE

  15. Thud_and_Blunder says:

    Rrr – the last I heard, Tom Lehrer was indeed still sharing our modest patch of space/time. He very generously uploaded EVERYTHING he ever recorded as entertainment copyright-free a couple of years ago; I don’t know if it’s still available. Priceless – I still have my Dad’s copies of his original 10″ records.

  16. postdoggerel says:

    Indeed. He lives on.

    Tom Lehrer’s Mathematically and Scientifically Inclined Singing and Songwriting, Animated https://www.openculture.com/2013/04/tom_lehrer_math_animated.html

    Before leaving I would like to start a bar fight with this little gem.

    A teacher in Manchester asked her class if they were Manchester United fans. They all answered yes except for one boy, who said he was a Liverpool fan. The teacher asked him how that could be. He said that his mother, sister, and brother were Liverpool fans. The teacher said, “That doesn’t make sense. What if your mother was a serial killer, your sister was a whore, and your brother was in prison, what would that make you?” The boy replied, “A Manchester United fan.”

  17. Anonymous says:

    The islamics a bit touchy….nay violent, if you take the piss out of their made up religion….

  18. M27Holts says:


  19. OtterBe says:

    I was wondering where his father was, then realised, its Manchester, init? His Da’ sloped off years ago—likely with a Shropshire lass 😉

  20. M27Holts says:

    Whats the ultimate definition of confusion…Fathers day in Liverpool…

  21. postdoggerel says:

    Well, lads and lassies, blokes, mates, and others, I guess I started something here, and take full responsibility. My attorneys are Fitch & Ramos, Strunk & Dupid.

  22. M27Holts says:

    Well you started it by Twisting my melon man….Call the Cops!

  23. Paul T Seed says:

    postdoggerel – thank you for the quote from Midnight’s Children. A great book by a great writer.

  24. M27Holts says:

    SoG hasn’t posted for a while….worryingly…

  25. Mr Paul Seed says:

    Also for the link to Tom Lehrer. I have always enjoyed his music.

  26. Son of Glenner says:

    M27Holts: SoG still alive. Thanks for your concern.

  27. M27Holts says:

    SoG…good to see you extant. Just had 2 of my mates both 61 drop dead with Aortic Aneurisms….the coincidence is startling…yet thats just what it is…

  28. Rrr says:

    Re: Aortic aneurysms — My male cohort was screened as we had turned 65 for an abdominal ultrasound in order to find those few vulnerable to that catastrofic end. So, likely not what will get me at least. (Now for all those other spectres …)


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