How to Sway Someone to Your Political Opinion (rerun)


Yes, a rerun. Sorry.

To make up for it, here's a scan of the envelope and contents of a peice of mail I recently received. I have no idea who sent it, but I'm really happy that they did! I'm impressed by their initiative, and their knowledge of The Simpsons.

You can still enter to win a signed copy of the new edition of Off to Be the Wizard (Magic 2.0). In addition to that book, the prize package will also include the Basic Instructions 2014 Box Calendar, and a signed copy of a book by a different author. This week, the bonus book is The 27th Mile, By Ray Charbonneau, and in this case I'll point out that if you chose to go to Ray's site and purchase a copy, all of the proceeds will go to help victems of the Boston Marathon bombings.

You can enter below by friending Off to Be the Wizard on Facebook, following me on Twitter, or by answering a question.

Sadly, the offer is only open to people in the United States. Shipping costs, what can I say? The contest closes on, April 19th at 12am, then a new give away with a different bonus book will begin. Thanks, and good luck!

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Reader Comments (4)



April 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

HI! im Troy McClure! i know its the wrong guy but for some reason i kept reading it in his voice instead of lionel hutz's...

disclaimer: i am not actually qualified to psychologize aliens

April 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterxenoPsychologist

I don't remember this rerun comic. But I don't want to go to the trouble of making comments about it that were already made the first time around, possibly by me.

Having said that, there are of course stories which portray murders as morally justified, because the victim is a nasty person, although not so nasty that it's legal to kill them. It's illegal but it's right. But this is unusual and controversial.

Also, in many stories, who has committed a murder is meant to be a surprise, which makes it difficult to discuss the point. [Dexter] is an exception, because he's always killing people and they (mostly) always deserve it.

There is also a premise that Dexter pretty much can't not commit murders, so it is excusable, whereas in most cases it is just someone's personal choice, often for a selfish reason.

April 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie


/Somebody had to say it, to get the ball rolling.

April 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMoon

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