Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ Irony

Today’s Jesus and Mo strip, called ploy2, is from ten years ago (the Jesus bit must be on holiday).  It’s a good one, as the “Santa’s-is-as-real-asJesus” trope has been going around these holidays. 


  1. Ken Kukec
    Posted December 26, 2018 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    It was so touching that, in a Christmas telephone call, Dear Leader disabused a seven year-old of her belief in Santa, just as he’s disabused the rest of the nation of our belief in the dignity of the office of the US presidency.

    • Randall Schenck
      Posted December 26, 2018 at 9:15 am | Permalink

      Pretty sure he identifies with the age group. However, not much as another child died down at the boarder yesterday. If only he had his wall we could not see it.

    • Posted December 26, 2018 at 11:57 am | Permalink

      I guess he has just figured out that Santa isn’t real and is thrilled and impatient to share this revelation with everyone.

  2. W.T. Effingham
    Posted December 26, 2018 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    The Barmaid deserves a better meter. In place of the cheap two-dimensional analog version J&M surreptitiously bestowed upon her, she needs modern digital 3D model. Perhaps one with directional sensing apps to handle all the angles J&M try on her😼.

  3. Posted December 26, 2018 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    Typical non-believers. I don’t believe in the same Santa you don’t believe in. Year after year I hear the same old arguments rolled out against the literal interpretation of Father Christmas, but never do any of you address the best arguments for Santa Claus. Of course there isn’t an obese, bearded, cis-gendered, heterosexual, white male with bad taste in winter wear and an outmoded, non-vegan, yet carbon-neutral animal based transportation system who knows when you are sleeping, or awake and judges you based on adherence to a parental and often patriarchal set of rules. That’s simply ridiculous and no self-respecting possessor of Christmas cheer truly believes that. Only children would be so naive. What is “Santa Claus” really but the spirit of goodwill towards your fellow non-gender specific human beings, the ground-of-being jolly in the cold winter months and the joy of giving to those in need. No, Santa Claus is not a literal person you can write letters to beseeching consumerist trinkets in exchange for good behavior but the natural desire to do good by others, a sensus-saint-nicolatus if you will. When you sit down to write that letter to jolly old Saint Nick, you aren’t really expecting anything in return, just submitting to the hope that somehow good things will come your way and towards others. Santa is hope, Santa is love, and who would argue against hope or love? Jerks like you of course. That coal in your stocking is merely a metaphor for the blackness of your know-it-all, a-santa-ist hearts.

    • Posted December 26, 2018 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

      Brilliant! I’ll re-blog this.

    • Nicolaas Stempels
      Posted December 26, 2018 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

      Yes, well said!

    • Diane G
      Posted December 26, 2018 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

      😀 Well done!

    • DavidB
      Posted January 4, 2019 at 6:16 am | Permalink

      I concur – this is nice!

  4. Posted December 26, 2018 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    I’m puzzled by the barmaid’s last comment. It sounds like she wants to get rid of a perfectly good irony meter.

    • Michael Fisher
      Posted December 26, 2018 at 11:11 am | Permalink

      Where’s the /S ? 🙂

    • Nicolaas Stempels
      Posted December 26, 2018 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

      It exploded, I gather from the picture. She needs a model that can handle much greater amounts of irony.

      • Posted December 26, 2018 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

        Ah, that makes sense. I thought the noises were just its alarm going off. Thanks for the explanation.

      • gravelinspector-Aidan
        Posted December 26, 2018 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

        The problem is that high range goes with low sensitivity. A meter that can handle the kFe levels of irony from J+M will often struggle to detect the mFe levels of irony of a polite comedian.

    • Serendipitydawg
      Posted December 26, 2018 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

      “Wrr rrp” is definitely functional, “Spoing” indicates what happens to all irony meters when you switch them on near the goddies… it is history. I have built one or two in the past and you just can’t quite get them to survive the BS that they are capable of producing. I switched to couln’t-give-a-@@@@-ometers, they top out at 100% and never go “Spoing”.

      • infiniteimprobabilit
        Posted December 26, 2018 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

        Just need one with a logarithmic response rate.


  5. rickflick
    Posted December 26, 2018 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    Made me smile.

  6. grasshopper
    Posted December 26, 2018 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    It went “Zip” when it moved
    And “Bop” when it stopped
    And “Whirrr” when it stood still
    I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will

    As Foghorn Leghorn might say,”It was an irony meter, boys. Those two are about as sharp as a bowling ball “

  7. aljones909
    Posted December 26, 2018 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    The Labour Party in the UK are also obsessed with Israel. For some reason they are virtually silent on most of the evil perpetrated throughout the Middle East (Yazidi Genocide, Oppression of Kurds, the persecution of Jews outside Israel). It’s only what happens in and around Israel (a fraction of 1% of the territory of the ME) that sparks vociferous condemnation.

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