It’s okay, they had muesli for breakfast.

Discussion (20)¬

  1. M27Holts says:

    No prohibition on littering in the bible nor Koran, so it’s clearly permissible…i

  2. M27Holts says:

    But hey, try coveting your Neighbours ass…thats prohibited in more than one way…

  3. Henry Ford says:

    As chair of the Friends of Henrietta Park I would like to object to their holiness’s habit of littering. As a child of the 50’s ::: KEEP BRITAIN TIDY….. Oh… wait a minute….. TAKE IT HOME …. Wherever that might be… but they’re often in a pub…. Ok .. maybe it’s a themed bar in a holiday resort somewhere warm. I’ll jus find my woolly hat…

  4. Chiefy says:

    Wait, it’s about littering? i confess I was looking for a deeper meaning. I suppose tidiness is next to godliness, but it doesn’t strike me as a very serious issue, as compared to all the harm religion does.

  5. paradoctor says:

    Jesus and Mo themselves would call moral self-licensing ‘the sin of Pride’.
    I like how trivial their proud sin was, and the muesli that licensed it.
    I also like the pigeon. Please make it a recurring character.

  6. That guy over there says:

    @Chiefy: well, not just about littering, but about the fact that these two have been so “good” and “moral” in the past that they don’t have to do good in the present.

  7. jb says:

    I think the real sin is eating from McDonald’s?

  8. Author says:

    paradoctor, I should say that the pigeon belongs to a New Yorker cartoonist called Carolita Johnson: (she knows I use it and she doesn’t mind)

  9. Rrr says:

    I | lurve | the recurring pigeon-holy character.
    This cartoon was kind of on a new level – Bravo!

  10. OtterBe says:

    I’m with Rrr here.
    The boys have exhibited objectively worse behavior before, but this feels egregious—maybe because not littering is so simple and easy? This is comfortably in their tradition of lacking self-awareness; perhaps the pigeon’s consternation is what elevates the matter.

    Regardless of my over-analysis, it’s certainly joining my favorites

  11. Son of Glenner says:

    Talking of pigeons, is there any significance in its head being chopped off?

  12. Shaughn says:

    SoG, the head is there. Only there is little contrast with the background shadow.

  13. paradoctor says:

    Author: judging by the other responses above, it looks like the pigeon’s a hit. Please bring back its wordless astonishment.
    As for copying Carolita Johnson: pigeons are in the public domain. Besides, the difference between a plagiarist and a disciple is in the quality of the mimesis. If you copy the meme badly and without understanding, then you’re a plagiarist. If you copy the meme with insight and creative skill, then you’re a disciple.

  14. M27Holts says:

    My wife is terrified of pigeons and rats. She struggles to walk under a bridge if she thinks pigeons are nesting under it and she is terrified of wooded areas that may conceal lurking rodents…she makes me go first as if the rats are jusy waiting to dash up her skirt…we had to move house when she saw a rat in the garden…true story…

  15. Son of Glenner says:

    M27Holts: I’m sure a rat would much rather run up a trouser leg than a skirt! Avoid this by tucking trouser legs into socks! Pigeons do not enter such orifices – they prefer just to decorate your head, if the seagulls don’t get there first.

  16. Rrr says:

    Fun coincidence:
    In Swedish a few kinds of large gull are called “trut”.
    Ice cream cone is “glass-strut”.
    In Summer vendors put up signs warning of the “glass-trut” robbing your sweet treat.

    Pigeons plot in secrecy, giraffes are insincere (P Simon, At the Zoo)

  17. jb says:

    The pigeon as drawn seems pretty generic, especially given the minimalist style of this comic. It’s hard for me to see any copyright issues, or even how permission would be expected. There are only so many ways to draw a pigeon!

    (Those McDonald’s arches though… I dunno…)

  18. M27Holts says:

    Rats run up aqueducts, do trouser legs simulate a similar path? Anyway, I have never suffered rodent infestation of my under-crackers. Though I have seen a geezer put a ferret down his pants…

  19. M27Holts says:

    Pigeons and Rats, both successful creatures, their birthrate gives them great evolutionary adaptation abilities, Seagulls have wings, ehich makes them quicker to the Blackpool street pizza than the rats ..

  20. Henry Ford says:

    I see no squirrels…


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