On The Good Ship Authenticity
  • David Thomsen
    March 22, 2012

    I like the way Cat and Girl always subvert my expectations. I was thinking this was going to be a strip extolling the virtues of authenticity… not so.

    I can tolerate inauthenticity up to a point, but not when someone makes Steampunk Long Fall Boots. Especially not when done badly.

  • Bill Freese
    March 22, 2012

    Exactly, David. We must maintain high standards for our inauthenticity. I am trying to think of examples of excellence in inauthenticity. Somebody help me out, here.

  • idkrash
    March 22, 2012

    Today I will be googling “Steampunk Long Fall Boots” and “Steampunk wood spaceships”. Among other things.

  • DS
    March 22, 2012

    No need to look any farther than most of the oeuvre of Stephin Merritt, Bill. Inauthenticity at its finest.

  • Sev
    March 22, 2012

    To the planet of the frosting factories!

  • BenK
    March 23, 2012

    Excellence in inauthenticity is easy to find. Take Chipotle. Or even Ruth Chris.

  • David.Cusk
    March 24, 2012

    Are we authentically inauthentic?

  • Democritus of Abdera
    March 25, 2012

    Yeah, you wanted it smart
    But honestly I’m not smart
    No, honestly we’re never smart
    We fake it, fake it all the time

    Also, to David Cusk – do not worry and do not be ignorant of mercy. It will get better and we all love you.

  • Jack Frieze
    March 29, 2012

    Disney for excellence in inauthenticity. I thought of Spielberg, but he fakes it so well it bleeds into authenticity.

  • Chris Lawson
    April 1, 2012

    Dorothy, a big vote from me to turn this one into a poster. (Actually, do you ever sell originals?)

  • Chris Lawson
    April 1, 2012

    Ah, should have checked your store page first…

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