How to Fight Against Conventional Wisdom

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200 thread underwear! Do they come in boxers?

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commentervornan19

when you look at it that way then it is quite true. how about i claim to have invented a non working flying saucer. would that me a genius or a retard, a visionary or a guy pumped up on morphine?

December 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjoseph highborn

Please Joseph, no. The comic is funny but Leonardo was a prodigious painter, a good musician and a capable scientist, he had ground-breaking intuitions in fields ranging from anatomy to astronomy. The mechanical stuff didn't interest him as much, but was what guaranteed him work at the wealthiest courts.

December 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommentereFFeeMMe

Overrated.
Invented and built strut bridge,
the automated bobbin winder,
A machine for testing the tensile strength of wire,
lens-grinding machine
invented the scissors

Did detailed sketches of the anatomy.
Was a master of Topographical anatomy.
Masterful use of light and perspective.
Author of Treatise on Painting
Painted the Mona Lisa, Last Supper, and other legendary paintings.
Leonardo supervised work on the fortresses of the papal territories in central Italy.

Discovered the effect of the moon on the tides, foreshadowed modern conceptions of continent formation, and surmised the nature of fossil shells.

But wait! He was the first to use the telescope to look into the sky. He is credited as the father of modern astronomy. Something anybody can do right? Anyway lots of people invent a modern science, just ask Newton. Happens all the time.

He built a clockwork robot in the 15th century. Peh. Amateur.

Very overrated.

December 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKNO3

To KNO3:

Leonardo was not the first to use a telescope to look at the night sky, that was Galilieo.

January 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRob

how much for the hat? i got birthday gifts to get.

January 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertriplerush

oh c'mon, leonardo was about as talented as andy warhol and the visual equivalent of beethoven...lowest common denominator and all. whatever will sell to the masses being used as the yardstick for greatness...by that logic, i guess we should all be bowing down to American Idol...oh wait, looks like I might be one of the only ones NOT doing that!

January 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjiggly mcsickfingers

oh wait, you mean you weren't talking about the TMNT?

January 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjiggly mcsickfingers

Why are you fools arguing over a turtle that dresses like a ninja?

January 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLarz

Leonardo *was* overrated. Everyone knows Donatello was the real brains of the operation. :)

February 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYakko Warner

Yes, but Leonardo had swords. Dude could cold stab a bitch.

June 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMister Atlas

By that logic, Raphael beats everyone.

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDemetriusOfPharos

I don't know who was the first (ever) to use a telescope to look at the night sky, but Da Vinci lived about 100 years before Galileo.

August 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

If Da Vinci was so great, why didnt HE think of the 'Slanket'?
Slanket (or Snuggie or Blankoat) makers clearly ripped off the Bed Suit.

http://gizmodo.com/5190557/ultimate-battle-the-snuggie-vs-slanket-vs-freedom-blanket-vs-blankoat

Genius!

February 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCranky

are you aware that you invented the 'snuggle' a year or two before it came out?

you should have cashed in buddy.

tsk tsk leo.

February 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercompn

Where can I buy a Bed Suit ?

March 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRicco Fleming

Actually, just to note, the swirling bike driven helicopter plane thing does work. someone built one and it worked.

April 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSancho Panza

to KNO3 (and anyone else arguing about 'overrated')


didjya ever think that that particular point of irony was the sole purpose of the comic? didjya?

May 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpiscesmended

What about Micelangelo????

July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterReality's reject

@piscesmended
True, but the 2nd and 3rd panels don't make it that clear.

August 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterADSF

It's a lucky thing that we have the 4th panel, then.

August 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMcNerd

Everyone talks about how "great" Da Vinci was. Da Vinci wasn't so great.

He never got his picture on bubblegum cards, did he? Have you ever seen his picture on a bubblegum card? Hmmm? How can you say someone is great who's never had his picture on bubblegum cards?

October 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJim

Wow kno3, it's just an example used to make the comic a bit more humorous. Calm the %&*@ down.

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel X

I want a Bed Suit. I definitely think someone should get onto making that.

October 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErin

To sum it up : I WANT the bitchin bedsuit !!

December 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVendetta_revived

I, for one, hate Da Vinci because he would be the most insufferable person in the WORLD to hang out with.
Also, everyone knows Michelangelo was the best ninja turtle.

December 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJacqueline

What about that Medici-cated gum?

Nuts, the cartoon is four, five, years old, anyway.

January 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

What made Da Vinci a genius is the fact that the only thing that stopped him from stealing a river (with Machiavelli's help) was a lack of sufficient workforce.

August 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I want a bed suit.

June 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterORione

Da Vinci only didn't move a river because he got bored

October 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMe

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