How to Display an Item of Great Historical Significance (Rerun)

A historical-themed rerun because it's the 4th of July. Back with fresh instructions Wednesday night. Thanks for your patience.

 

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Reader Comments (23)

Cool gun. How much do you want for it?

July 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBobster

Funny! I like the idea of Truman giving Ghandi a gun as a gift.

July 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKris L

Before I put this on ebay, maybe you'd like first crack at this item. Princess Diana's seatbelt. Never used.

Nothing on Earth conveys the significance of an item better than jazz hands.

July 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEric

I hope to one day own a pistol with "Plan B" inscribed on the handle, so that if s**t gets too real or if something goes wrong I can be like "All right, that's it, let's go to plan B!"

July 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGarrett

Actually, Ghandi might have owned a gun. In his autobiography he said "Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest."

I'm not an expert on the life of Ghandi, but I seem to recall him encouraging people to join with the British army during the Boer War and WWI?

July 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEllendra

Oh Scott, Cracked is going to annihilate your moderated comments policy. Glad to see you getting more attention, though.

July 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEvan

Kind sir,

I am emailing you to inquire into the reason of your personal check in payment for the wonderful historical weapon being canceled. I am sure that a peaceful man such as Gandhi would not appreciate the fact that you will not let a man make a living at his computer and/or UPS store.

please reply soon with new payment information,

Sincerely,

July 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Scott,
thank you for re-running this strip, and a BIG thank you for spelling Gandhi correctly. For some reason, it really irks me to see it spelled 'Ghandi'.
And the idea of ol' Mohandas Karamchand opening a box - 'oh, what could the US President have given me?' - and finding a gun is inherently amusing.

July 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

I have to say, I worked at an archive when this one was first posted, and I just HAD to put it up... it got some questions, thats for sure. (most along hte lines of "seriously?")

July 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCloud89x

how could I have forgotten this classic?

BTW any chance of you growing the beard back?

July 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterisiah

I like the idea of Gandhi owning a gun, but no bullets.

July 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBobisOnlyBob

"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."
-Mohandas Gandhi

July 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMud_Dog

As a lover of Basic Instructions and Cracked, BI comics appearing on Cracked has made my life at least 30% more efficient.

July 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJack Heath

is the pedestal for sale?

July 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwic

Gandi did believe in protecting yourself to though. Specially when shit got real.

July 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHunter the Man

Hey Scott, it was good to see you on Cracked!

July 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

How much do you want for the pedestal?

July 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWalter

some things should not be on a pedastal, for instance your "kitty cat" should never be placed on a pedastal.

July 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjames yeamans

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

July 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjpj

Too bad eBay does not allow you to sell firearms. I've got Mother Teresa's Derringer.

Gramps was on leave and was drinking it up in a Calcutta nightclub when he grabbed the wrong woman. She shot him in the thigh. The round was a dud - only the primer went off, so the bullet only bruised him. He grabbed the gun and threw the woman over his shoulder. His eyes glaze over and he gets a mischievous grin at this point in the story, so I'm not sure what happened next. Apparently the woman swore off men and went to a nunnery after that.

July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

Yo. You're probably really tired of hearing this all the time...but that pedestal...now that's quality!

August 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

"And the idea of ol' Mohandas Karamchand opening a box - 'oh, what could the US President have given me?' - and finding a gun is inherently amusing."
A fancy gun

October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThiago

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