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22 Responses to “Brain Rot: I Am The 99%”

  1. unit_1421 says:

    The rich have always used one half of the poor to kill the other half, and it won’t stop until we all stand together.

    • John Stephens says:

      If we’re all going to stand together, then some of you need to wash more often.  I’m just saying, is all.

    • riorico says:

       We don’t stand together. We won’t ever stand together. We won’t even watch TV together. We’ll gather in small clumps, more-or-less smelly, and yell at each other, with occasional mayhem. This is how we naked apes behave: against our own interests.

  2. millie fink says:

    Great work, especially the payoff at the end. Didn’t see that coming.

  3. Teller says:

    He’s using the wrong end of the club but he’s so old, he forgot.

  4. Mark_Frauenfelder says:

    The back cover of Charles Burns’ Big Baby One-Shot explains 90% of what you need to know about the police: http://d.pr/By5C

    • Mitchell Glaser says:

      I think he gives them too much credit, Mark, it’s not just misguided self-interest. It seems to me that you need to be at least a little sociopathic to take a job with even the possibility of beating or killing other people. Arthur C. Clarke wrote a novel where sometime in the future the president was chosen by a computer program based on a strict set of rules, the first of which was that the candidate must never have shown any desire to be in politics. That should go double for police and the military: anyone who wants the job is immediately suspect.

  5. querent says:

    UCPD makes +100k, apparently, and I don’t think many cops are below the poverty line.  99% for sure, but not so poor as to be deterred from a doctors visit by the copay.

    As someone solidly below the poverty line, I thought it was a point worth making.

    “There’s a lot of money in poverty.”

    • Another Kevin says:

      And as I read it, it just seemed that the old man was a private security guard. A lot of those guys do make peanuts. And what regular police force keeps officers on after retirement age?

    • gothicgeek says:

      par·a·ble
         [par-uh-buhl] Show IPA
      noun
      1.
      a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson.
      2.
      a statement or comment that conveys a meaning indirectly by the use of comparison, analogy, or the like.

  6. joeposts says:

    I love the artwork in these comics. Good old stippling.

  7. Vimes had never got on with any game much more complex than darts. Chess in particular had always annoyed him. It was the dumb way the pawns went off and slaughtered their fellow pawns while the kings lounged about doing nothing that always got to him; if only the pawns united, maybe talked the rooks round, the whole board could’ve been a republic in a dozen moves.

  8. Cenny says:

    Earth: You don’t have to be crazy to live here, but it sure helps.

  9. strangefriend says:

    I wash every day, but don’t wear deodorant because it always gives me a rash that causes the skin of my armpits to slough off.  Sorry.

    • A Nonny Moose says:

      Try a deodorant “rock”, it’s a crystal-based natural deodorant (Usually ammonium alum or potassium alum, the potassium alum ones seem more effective to me) that works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria that generate odor. I’ve been using it for years, and while I’m not sensitive to regular deodorants, I’ve never had any reaction to it. Bonus points for not having any scent of its own to clash with the cologne/perfume of your choice.

  10. ocker3 says:

    The old British Empire knew how it was done, divide and conquer, use one class/tribe to rule over another, that way you weren’t always directly involved in what happened, and could replace people who got out of line, or were seen to.

  11. Its far too early in my morning for satire, respectable journalists should know better.

    cancel my subscription!

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