Not sure about that.

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  1. EskeRahn says:

    Many politicians and religious people at the least try to see if it works…

    Very prominent in US politics the last decade or so.

  2. Ben in Herefordshire says:

    Or at the very least you cansew doubt

  3. Henry Ford says:

    Aha…. embroidering the truth, Ben ….

  4. paradoctor says:

    If you repeat a lie often enough, it stays a lie.

  5. jb says:

    What I tell you three times is true.

  6. Vanity Unfair says:

    Ooh, snarky.

  7. M27Holts says:

    Replaced by the 21st century mantra…
    My TRUTH.
    is THE TRUTH.
    So help me my invisible friend…

  8. postdoggerel says:

    M27, notice how the band, sounds like Paul Whiteman, or what a later crowd would say, Lawrence Welk, has that “swing” to it. Too bad Valee had that androgynous sound. They acted liked nothing of the sort existed then. How could they let these Irish tenors live when they killed Kennedy? Face it. It is the post truth era. I seen it. I’m amerakun. It will be a nail biter when our Brexit comes.

  9. M27Holts says:

    I had never heard of Rudy Vallee? Probably because Metallica never covered him! What is the context?

  10. postdoggerel says:

    M27, Recent regressive political trends.

  11. Donn says:

    “Swing”? That was square as a barn door. Typical for the time, but take for example Whiteman’s band in 1927 on My Blue Heaven – not much swing on the basic beat, but the band plays around a lot in the instrumental breaks. Warning, the male vocalist is higher pitched than Vallee. I have no idea why the Vallee piece comes up here, but whatever.

  12. Donn says:

    My A tag didn’t come out right, forgot how to do that. My Blue Heaven

  13. Donn says:

    And in case anyone hasn’t tuned out yet – here’s the Whiteman band only a very few years later in 1930 and what a difference. Choo Choo.

  14. postdoggerel says:

    Donn, the band did evolve. I don’t have a link but I can describe, from a film, the early Paul Whiteman band having a drummer sitting behind a 36 inch bass drum moving his arms over the snare drum like a cook mixing cake batter silently and putting on the stupidest grin, like he was actually doing something. After they got hip the drummer looked more like this…

  15. M27Holts says:

    Postdog and Donn (Sorry, but I have the image of the two muppets in the theatre box). Do you actually LISTEN to that music or are you professional musicians, music teachers? My taste is fairly eclectic, Some Jazz, an classical…but mainly prog rock and metal and all the genres that basically cover every aspect of melodic and complicated rock music…but I woukd struggle with 1920’s crooners…like RAP and HOUSE…

  16. Son of Glenner says:

    M27Holts: Re musical genres: I’ll try to get in first with the obvious joke about rap music being spelled with a silent “c”. (Or the latest hit with a silent “s”!)

    My own popular music taste goes back a bit earlier than Whiteman, to the likes of Kid Ory, but I’m more into classical. My favourite composer is Haydn. (Cue for Goon Show joke: “Why are you underneath the piano? – I’m hidin.”)

    Getting back to this week’s strip, I have heard that a lie can travel all around the globe while the truth is still getting its walking boots on.

  17. Son of Glenner says:

    PS Younger readers, who were not alive in the 1930s, unlike Donn and Postdoggerel, should note that Paul Whiteman and Slim Whitman were not the same person.

  18. M27Holts says:

    Are Donn and Postdog over 100? Must be if they were groovin to the speed of 78rpm? Surely not…

  19. M27Holts says:

    Or are they extra-terrestials put on Earth to observe?

  20. M27Holts says:

    They have just blown their cover…

  21. M27Holts says:

    And like A.S I’ll be Bach…

  22. M27Holts says:

    SoG, The Truth is usually too mundane or difficult to understand for the religious numb-nuts….most of them struggle to fasten their shoe laces correctly so they are fooked when faced with even simple algebra…

  23. M27Holts says:

    They simply cannot comprehend that “The Gospel Truth” is an obvious example of an oxymoron..which is stange since it contains the best word to describe them…

  24. EskeRahn says:

    @M27Holts if we only could write of religious people as numb-nuts, it would be much easier. But even some of the brightest theoretical physicists are religious.

    It is basically the same drive: The drive to insist on understanding everything, and that everything must have a known cause. And this perverted urge requires a place to park what we do not understand, And here enters the deities….

    I would wish that people used less power fighting various religions, and more power on curing religiosity as a decease of the mind.


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