I hate repeating old mistakes. I much prefer brand sparkly new mistakes.
How the hell else are we supposed to learn?
(P.S. good lawsy… am I actually first? I feel like such an uber-geek.)
There are really only three mistakes, they just get dressed up in different ways.
1. Not realising your boss was in earshot. (In this context “boss” is defined widely enough to include “King”.)
2. Getting genitals caught in something.
3. Fighting Russia to the East and Britain to the West.
Nadine: I think 3 may simply be a special case of 2.
It really bothers me when people idealize the past and fondly reminisce about “simpler times”. There’s nothing simple about doing scrubbing your laundry against a metal washboard contraption in a filthy basin, or waking up at four in the morning just to spend ten hours straining your body in a coal mine. Of course, I’m pulling out some extremes, but there’s really been no time that was “simpler” than the rest.
Unless you mean the time when you were five and didn’t have any major responsibilities and could play the NES ’til bedtime.
@Nadine: and i think 2 could easily be the end-result of 1 and 3.
“To new mistakes!” is maybe the greatest toast I’ve ever heard.
Boy! Why are you so bummed about the blurry photographs?
@Howlin’ Hobbit: I’m at Job Corps when she posts so I can never be the first to post a comment. WebSense blocks the site under message boards and forum. Strangely enough, I can get to http://www.earth-liberation-front.org. Cat and Girl is worse than environmental terrorism?
I’m gonna regret posting this, but…
Even Boy should know that when a girl says “To new mistakes!” is *probably* the time to go in for a kiss.
I get home from work more or less at the same time as most webcomics go live, so I’m often in position to do ‘first post’.
My preference is to go through the archives to a long dormant comments page and discretely do ‘last posts’ instead.
It is my way of quietly asserting that I am not the ‘first post’ type.
I wish there were a variation on Twitter that matched this philosophy. You’re not allowed to post instantly, everything you submit has to have a three day waiting period so that if you have second thoughts about your post you have time to retract it, or edit it. Also, people can’t subscribe to your posts, they have to manually search through the website.
I should set that up. “Inconvenience Apps – Because Nothing Convenient Is Ever Good”.
Mistakes make us interesting people.
If we hand them carefully, of course.
I have really enjoyed the comments on this cartoon. Unlike with most comments pages on C+G, none of them reads like it was written by an unemployed philosophy major.
Don’t be too hasty, j-d. We’re talking being and time here. It can’t be long before somebody starts dancing the Heidegger and/or two-steps it over to Sartre.
dang it. i was doing so well too. i dont know what Heidegger and Sartre is and i lack the motivation to google search.
Eric’s post = brilliant. All the philosophy you really need.
People who look back to “simpler times” either didn’t live then, were oblivious children during that period in time, or are going senile. Things were different and in their own way, as complex as the present.
The young child looks down at the damp sand and says,”Look, kitty tracks”.
The middle child says, “Um, those are a bit too big to be a kitty”.
The oldest child says, “Yeah, it’s a big kitty” whilst thinking, “Oh, shit, cougar! Where is it?! How do I not panic the others? How do we get out of here without becoming cat food?”
Yep, life’s simpler when you don’t know or don’t remember the details.