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Very nice, I think I've been sold stuff by the same guy!
Are these new characters? or just ones that have been dormant so long I've forgotten them.
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
That sure is a nice pedestal.
... new characters?
'bay-burn, it's happened to us all...
That is amazing.
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.
If you're taking notes, the Truman line was a LOLer.
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.
I think those characters are 2 of the guys from the improv group that Missy worked with, possibly in Seattle.
Awesome quotes. They're even more powerful because of how he lived.
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?
Is gahndi's pedastal carved?
Gandhi is back, and this time he's pissed...
[...] gun, [...]
No more Mr. Passive resistance... "Gahndi II" from Weird Al's "UHF"... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpNB2SoNfyg
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.
The jazz hands in panel 1 really sell it.
Ghandi would've had an AK-47, right? Not a silly little pistol.
"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.
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.
Oh ye people of short memories, those are not new characters. BEHOLD!http://basicinstructions.net/?p=416
But he told me it was the *REAL* Ghandi's gun!!
Well, john lennon owned a gun. Imagine that.
Ghandi, Ganhdi, Gandhi. The last one is right.It isn't that hard!
Nice. Striped shirt guy's pose in panel 2 is just right. Clearly he didn't feel that shutting up was a standing order.
Very good, Ann. You were able to deduce to whom author was referring even if author spelled ghandiganhdigandhi wrong. You’re craptastic!
Indeed! They are the founders of Jet City Improv.
As I said ... that is correct. Good eye!
True, and Curt Corbain of Nirvana lied when he sang "No, I don't have a gun".
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?
once chuckling at the overall premise, "He didn't know Gandhi very well" made me laugh out loud, beyone the mere lol
The skinny one (on their right) kind of looks like Ryan Stiles.
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.
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