How to Display an Item of Great Historical Significance

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Very nice, I think I've been sold stuff by the same guy!

April 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJimbo

best....comic....ever

April 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterisiah

Are these new characters? or just ones that have been dormant so long I've forgotten them.

April 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew

As an interesting note, Ghandi was rather pro-gun, for self-defense of course.

"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest."

"My nonviolence does not admit of running away from danger and leaving dear ones unprotected. Between violence and cowardly flight, I can only prefer violence to cowardice. I can no more preach nonviolence to a coward than I can tempt a blind man to enjoy healthy scenes."

-- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

April 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBobbo

That sure is a nice pedestal.

April 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike

... new characters?

April 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCakoluchiam

'bay-burn, it's happened to us all...

April 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwhiterabbit11

That is amazing.

April 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCloud89x

From "Friends: the one with the fertility test" :

Rachel (looking at Phoebe's new shoes): Oh, OH! Wow, I love those! Where did you get them?
Phoebe: I bought them off Ebay! They used to belong to the late Shania Twain.
Rachel: ... Phoebe, Shania Twain is still alive.
Phoebe: Oh... then I overpaid.

April 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZedolor

If you're taking notes, the Truman line was a LOLer.

April 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Hutchinson

Can't help but be reminded of the toy noisemaker machine guns being sold to -- and shot off by -- little kids walking the forest path from the parking lot to Gandhi's final resting place (this was before his remains were transferred to the Indian Ocean last year). Of all the contradictions in all of India! And yet, somehow the most likely to end up the lynchpin of a Basic Instructions.

April 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPefty

I think those characters are 2 of the guys from the improv group that Missy worked with, possibly in Seattle.

April 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

Awesome quotes. They're even more powerful because of how he lived.

April 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

Wait a minnit - I bought Gandhi's boxing gloves from that, turnip - can I borrow that gun for a little while?

Why not do a strip on Tesla's Pigeon?

April 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTriad

Is gahndi's pedastal carved?

April 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaluunit

Gandhi is back, and this time he's pissed...

April 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterB1

[...] gun, [...]

[...] gun, [...]

No more Mr. Passive resistance... "Gahndi II" from Weird Al's "UHF"... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpNB2SoNfyg

April 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKevin

Reminds me of the Ghandi 2 sketch in Weird Al's movie UHF. Youtube it, it is hilarious. "No more Mr. Passive Resistance"

Also reminds me of the MC 900 Ft. Jesus song Dali's Handgun.

April 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJB

The jazz hands in panel 1 really sell it.

April 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRoger

Ghandi would've had an AK-47, right? Not a silly little pistol.

April 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

"I think those characters are 2 of the guys from the improv group that Missy worked with, possibly in Seattle."

I just went to Twisted Flicks over the weekend, and I have to say the guy on the right bears a striking resemblance to Mike Christensen.

April 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRay

Alright, the /other/ thing that really sells it is BEHOLD!

Can any sentence not be improved by starting it with BEHOLD! ? No, of course not, you idiot.

April 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRoger

Oh ye people of short memories, those are not new characters. BEHOLD!
http://basicinstructions.net/?p=416

April 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI am Tubby, yes.

LOL... funny!

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

But he told me it was the *REAL* Ghandi's gun!!

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSamara

Well, john lennon owned a gun. Imagine that.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Ghandi, Ganhdi, Gandhi. The last one is right.
It isn't that hard!

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

Nice. Striped shirt guy's pose in panel 2 is just right. Clearly he didn't feel that shutting up was a standing order.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterj hiro

Very good, Ann. You were able to deduce to whom author was referring even if author spelled ghandiganhdigandhi wrong. You’re craptastic!

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTitanius Inglesmith

Indeed! They are the founders of Jet City Improv.

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterscott

As I said ... that is correct. Good eye!

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterscott

True, and Curt Corbain of Nirvana lied when he sang "No, I don't have a gun".

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

so I guess what you're saying is that if we all convert to non-violent gun ownership, we'll still be killed by the violent (or crazy)... might as well be violent (or crazy), if we're going to own guns then, huh?

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

once chuckling at the overall premise, "He didn't know Gandhi very well" made me laugh out loud, beyone the mere lol

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpurpleplano

The skinny one (on their right) kind of looks like Ryan Stiles.

November 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterArtie

Ghandi! India's most beloved dictator, eventually assassinated due to his failures to protect his people from invaders. If I remember right, his assassin was also considered a hero.

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNurse Feelgood

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