How to Prevent Progress (The American Method)

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No no no, that makes no sense at all. The analogy really goes like this: Imagine you're in a room with a person who *is* crazy, but his brother, who was in the room with you before, wasn't so you decide to give this guy the benefit of the doubt.

The guy says "I'm going to torture your mother to death and rape her corpse until she's just a bloody pile of meat."

"Suuure you are," you reply, winking at your family members. Whereupon he proceeds to do exactly what he said.

Your family screams at you, "OH MY GOD! LOOK WHAT HE'S DOING!!! FOR GOD'S SAKE STOP HIM AND CALL THE COPS!"

"No no," you say, "I'm sure it's all just a big misunderstanding. Don't get hysterical or I'll have to have you committed."

The guy then finishes raping your mother's corpse and tells you, "Okay, your sister's next."

Repeat until he's murdered your entire family, looted your house, and set fire to it.

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGeocrackr

That guy looks like Gov. Blagojevich.

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteroverthere

you mean FORMER gov. blagojevich now, don't you?

January 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjiggly mcsickfingers

It's oh so true . . . especially in high school . . .

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterizzy_wolfe_13

This makes us think YOU are the crazy one....lol

March 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRQRose

You alright Geo?

November 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia

The looks more like the Canadian method to me.... sorry if I offended anyone....

November 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDa Linz

Wow, this is, I believe, the first time I can remember the instructions themselves having a cynical and sarcastic edge.
Usually the characters just make one.

August 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterADSF

Da Linz: Actually, the Canadian Method is more like two toddlers fighting over who gets the last cookie, and how they should eat it

August 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIcalasari

I thought that the guy in the suit looked a lot like the main character from Eraserhead. Maybe that's just the hairstyle though.

December 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

@geo You're right, Democrats are exactly like that ;)

March 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEJACTJo

The only thing I am uncertain about is what exactly each thing represents. Especially in Geocracker's analogy. So what does him raping your family represent? How is this related to democrats and republicans?

November 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAtari

i suddenly realized that the man in this comic is mitt romney, isn't it?

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternavarro

Wow, insane first comment.

August 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdan

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