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.

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Reader Comments (7)



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

So... who did Jenkins murder?

April 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWill

Am I alone in suspecting that Jenkins' offer to invite a murderer to drop by is not purely hypothetical? Like he's thinking "Just let me get on the phone, my cousin Wilf could be here tomorrow, unless he gets arrested again"?

Xeno, I'm pretty sure Lionel Hutz and Troy McClure are voiced by the same artist, so you're not crazy. Well, not for that reason. I'm not qualified to diagnose other psychoses you might have.

April 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAA

It wouldn't be hard to have a semi-political discussion about network police shows. For example, as a woman over fifty, I am mildly fascinated by how very few older women ever appear on those shows, compared with younger women and men of varying ages. It's especially interesting because women over fifty are a sizeable demographic in the real world. But I don't watch network police shows often, so maybe all the older women just happen to show up on the ones I don't see. *cough*

As usual, the Brits are better. SCOTT AND BAILEY features women over thirty who look like real women.

April 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

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