Art or Not
  • EdibleComplex
    February 16, 2009

    You mixed up your ‘if’s with your ‘only if’s. Damn critical theorists.

    Great comic, though.

  • R
    May 23, 2009

    The ‘if’ and ‘only if’ are NOT mixed up, Edible.

  • Emily
    September 28, 2009

    Doesn’t it depend on what Girl means? If she means that all objects that are unnecessary are art, then it should read as it does. However, if she means that an object must be unnecessary to qualify as art, but that its unnecessary nature does not, ipso facto, cause it to be art, then it should read ‘It’s art only if it’s totally unnecessary’

    Unless I too have got ‘if’ and ‘only if’ confused.

  • JovoToys
    October 1, 2009

    It is a commonly used abbreviated grammar that might be short for “It’s only going to be art…” or something similar. It does leave room for misreading, particularly by linguists.

  • Daniel
    October 4, 2009

    Yuppers, I agree with JovoToys.

  • David
    December 24, 2009

    It’s totally legit and means a thing can only qualify as art if it’s totally unnecessary – not all such things are necessarily art, though. Art is necessarily unnecessary, but unnecessities are not necessarily art. And somehow I find that comforting?

  • C
    March 10, 2010

    Unecessary reply for aformentioned unecessary board.
    I am the Warhol of RSS feeds.

  • skippy
    November 18, 2010

    fish have christmas?

  • Yeh
    May 9, 2012

    “Women need men like fish need a bicycle.”

  • Tana
    June 13, 2013

    Wouldn’t the argument be that the sweatshirt isn’t art, but the bunny is art?

  • Bartleby
    March 11, 2014

    I think that’d be Wittgenstein’s argument, Tana :P

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