December 5th, 2008
If it was funny once, it’s funny twice. Right?
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Arf! I hope the new irony meter is a regular fixture. I enjoy seeing cogs strewn aforth in the name of religion.
Really great cartoon. I have the first 3 books. Time to get the 4th, then……
Spoing is now my favourite word. I wonder how I can drop it casually into conversation?
I am sure Barmaid’s irony meter scored higher than Mo’s till it broke.
The barmaid’s irony is probably calibrated higher. She has to put up with those two on a regular basis. Itâ€™d have to be a lot more robust than average irony meters.
Of course its the Muslim Meter that broke we’ve known that their engineering skills are far below that of English/European engineering abilities. Which would explain why Jesus’ and the Barmaids’ are still working properly……Now can anyone tell me how to get my avatar to appear beside my comments (not the geek I thought I was)
JMO, you would like my avatar if you could see it. If you find out how to make yours appear, let me know.
It shocked and saddened me years ago to discover not everyone has an irony meter. To think of being taken seriously at all times…. Moreover, the talent to detect the irony one generates diminishes in correspondence with a rise in power.
Didn’t Bill Watterson show us that scientific progress goes “sproing”? “Boing”?
“Boink”? Maybe scientific regress goes “Spoing–kaboom!”
Gravatar thinks “Poor Richard” is already in use elsewhere. Odd. I want a picture of Ben Franklin! A C-note will do.
Great cartoon sequence: come to think of it, “Jesus and Mo” IS a perfectly
designed irony meter.
Agreed, Simon – what a great word! Spoing Spoing Spoing Spoing!
Author (bowing respectfully) I have been there signed up uploaded my image and here I am looking like a gray and white, neophite……If only I could show my true colors….
HAHAHAHAHA – the irony – HAHAHAHAHA
Where has “A Christian” gone? I miss them. I am sure that there are any number of magic sky fairy avatars out there for her/his use
checking if the gravatar thingie’s working :S
And here I thought word of the author’s marvellous work had not spread very far, based on the lack of deluded commenters, mostly.
That IsItFunny site puts JesusandMo at #13.
do they have irony meters in their pants? or does it just look that way?
Can you think of a more ironic place for those two to keep it?
Irony meters have too much carbon, so if you remove most of it they become steely meters. Ummmm, stronger…..
Unless that sounds a bit too much like some porno movie rating device…..
It probably won’t work on Brits though, I think they’re still using wood in their boats and perhaps other personal items.
The best cartoons are the ones on recent events. They make the brain baby kick just that much harder.
Trying once again with a different gravatar. The other one would not work here.
I’m guessing there is little or no Iron in those E-meters the Scientologists use to scam themselves. Instead of producing random readings as designed, they’d become useless on the first ‘audit’.
I’d just worked out how to get an avatar, and now everyone has them. I’m not special anymore! Wah!
(Well, I say I worked it out. I mean I noticed the “Get an avatar” link.)
Nice to see you’ve implemented the identicon option. Makes the place far more colourful than the grey default image you used to have.
I just googled “spoing” and discovered that (according to the Urban Dictionary), it is a synonym for “fellatio”. Maybe I should stop looking for ways of dropping it casually into conversation.
I laughed pretty hard at this.
I alone remain unavatarable. (Sob!)
What do you mean, Dick? It’s clear to me that your avatar is a polar bear. It’s just that the picture was taken well above the arctic circle and about this time of year.
Happy Winter Solstice to you.
A Wild Christian Appears! One Roman-Catholic (the one TRUE faith) present and accounted for.
I wonder, does Moses’ irony meter decide not to work because that would be unfairly imposing it’s own interpretation of reality on others? I gotta say, I just recently found this, and I can’t stop reading it. Blasphemously hilarious is about the best I can describe it. Worthy of a good stoning or two 😀 I wonder how many religious people read this? It would certainly help deflate a few pretentious egos.
Happy (unspecified temporal moment) season to all!
(In my case, Jesus’ fake b-day, Christmas!)
One of them whatsits… I think your irony meter has imploded and damaged your faithometer
Dear Simon Bishop,
Don’t stop dropping â€œspoingâ€ casually into a conversation, but you might want to be a little choosy on who your company is when you use it. Or, abuse it, as it were.
Side note, my avatar is working. Spoing!!!
Well, I think in my case faith doesn’t mean not doubting my own religion or making fun of it. Plus, most of my friends are atheist, so I get a full dose of the mockery every day anyways! On the plus side, this has significantly improved the quality of my irony meter!
Why doesn’t “A Christian” get back in the onversation so I can invite him to Spoing me??
How about turning the onomatopoeia into an adjective? “That movie was SPOING!”
@ One of them Christies
You are the first christian I’ve ever encountered online that I actually respect.
I hope there are more of you 🙂
Also @ One of them Christies
Mo is Mohammed, not Moses. Moses pops up from time to time. Check the archives, it’s well worth it… 🙂
Thanks for your explanation. I feel much better now.
@One of them Christies
Don’t check the archives as JoJo suggested … buy the books!
Chee! I just checked back and my gravatar is up. I did nothing else to make it appear. And the old black squares are gone from my earlier posts too.Maybe Jesus and Mo did it for me?
I’m well aware that Mo is Mohammed – I was simply pondering the existence of more irony meters, like for Moses. Considering Moses adheres to a sort of moral relativism, it would be kind of hard for him to see irony, because he’d feel that he was imposing his own interpretation on the world.
@ Simon Bishop
Way ahead of you!
One of them Christies wrote:
I have no idea. But I know from correspondence that among the regular readers there is at least one nun, a Muslim Asst Prof of Religion, and a Benedictine monk.
Sounds like the start of a really good joke. One nun, a Muslim Asst Prof of Religion, and a Benedictine monk walk into a bar…
… and the nun says “I’ll have a benedictine on the rocks”
Oh yes, ignore the irony. Willful ignorance is the stock in trade.
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Can’t use an irony meter in discussing religion. Must use an UNobtainium meter.
A baby harp seal walks into a bar.
The barkeep ask what he will have.
“Anything but Canadian Club on the rocks.”