Apropos

Jesus and Mo respond to the kefuffle in London:

 

19 Comments

  1. Posted January 25, 2012 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    Love the comic it has such a diverse subtext. Thanks for posting.

  2. Sigmund
    Posted January 25, 2012 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    Brilliant!

  3. Ken Pidcock
    Posted January 25, 2012 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    That is outstanding.

  4. Posted January 25, 2012 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    As “Avenue Q” counsels: everyone’s a writtle bit lacist sometimes.

  5. TJR
    Posted January 25, 2012 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    Quality.

  6. Reginald Selkirk
    Posted January 25, 2012 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    He shoots, he scores!

    • Hempenstein
      Posted January 25, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

      Except that it’s over the heads of those it’s aimed at. But that would probably apply to anything similarly aimed.

      • Posted January 25, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

        If you want to hit their heads, you have to aim for their asses.

  7. Dominic
    Posted January 25, 2012 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    Yes – brilliant. Those who take offence are offensive.

  8. steve oberski
    Posted January 25, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    Did you notice that Mo is holding his beer in his left hand ?

    According to Islam Today:

    The left hand is used by a person to clean up filth, wash himself after going to the bathroom, and other similar activities.

    The right hand is used for clean practices like eating and shaking hands.

    It is not permissible to eat with the left hand. Whoever does so has engaged in something unlawful and has committed a sin.

    This shares similarities with the Catholic conundrum of whether it is more sinful for a priest to rape a child with or without a condom. The pope is hard at work on this question and will be issuing an encyclical any day now.

    • Lurker111
      Posted January 25, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

      No, no. It’s Jesus who has the drink in his left hand. The negative was reversed.

      • steve oberski
        Posted January 25, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

        Or we could be looking into the mirror behind the bar …

    • Ichthyic
      Posted January 25, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

      why Mo has the beer in his left hand:

      because it would be too hard to draw it in his right hand with the tap in the middle of the picture.

      which is also why Jesus has his in his right hand.

      that’s it.

  9. eric
    Posted January 25, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    The whole strip is spectatularly minimalist. You have a near-endless stream of highly amusing commentaries on religion, yet in many cases the only thing that changes is the quote bubbles.

    • Dave Ricks
      Posted January 25, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

      And my favorite parts are always the pauses in the frames with no words!

  10. Rudi
    Posted January 25, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    A perfect, excrutiatingly exact summary of the cretinous position taken by the LSESU. The allegation of racism towards the ASH, clear for all to see, would be defamatory if it wasn’t worded with such gutless passive-aggressiveness.

  11. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted January 27, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    I just discovered Jesus and Mo (thanks to this thread), and lost an hour of my time. It is brilliant! If the current J&M causes offence to some delicate religious psyches, the early ones would send them right through the roof. I’ll just link to one of the milder ones that I liked (which is really about Intelligent Design, not that the faithful would notice the distinction):

    http://www.jesusandmo.net/2006/02/07/look/

    Oh, and I can’t resist this one:

    http://www.jesusandmo.net/2006/05/11/skin/

    I once spent half an hour with all my workshop tools trying to husk a coconut. I agree with Jesus 100%.

    • sasqwatch
      Posted January 27, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

      re: the coconut – me too. (I lived for a year in Hawaii w/ a coconut palm in the backyard)

      Then I watched a Hawaiian local demonstrate husking a coconut in a second. (half a second per side, two swift motions) His tool? A sharpened wooden stake stuck in the ground.

      • infiniteimprobabilit
        Posted January 28, 2012 at 4:44 am | Permalink

        Yep, that’s how my wife’s cousins all do it. They make it look easy, but I think it probably takes much practice to learn the exact right angle and force to slam the coconut onto the stake with.


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