[2-22-14] Copied joke in today's strip?

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[2-22-14] Copied joke in today's strip?

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It's probably just a coincidence, but today's strip is very similar to one I read recently elsewhere. I can't find that strip's provenance, so I've linked an image on Facebook's servers, below. Seriously, couldn't find it even with reverse image search, but I do feel bad linking it without credit.

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Sorry, I meant the strip below, and was referring to the turn of the "joke" (although it's actually a good point too) being that there is an inherent downside in covering the unpleasantness of death with stories about an afterlife infinitely more appealing than reality, which is that anyone who believes it will necessarily embrace death--not only welcome it, but march eagerly into annihilation. If we could let them keep that mentality while somehow arresting their ability to spread the infection of their beliefs, we could be rid of the scourge of religion in no time.

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Meh. It plays off a similar idea, but one is more related to childlike innocence about the concept of death. Honestly, even if Zach did copy I think he made it better, so kudos on that.

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really, a lot of people have this idea at some point. its more of a common idea than copied from that one comic

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Are these 'Zach copied this unrelated comic' posts going to get more common? I hope not.

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noone wrote:Are these 'Zach copied this unrelated comic' posts going to get more common? I hope not.
Look, just because they deal with a similar subject matter doesn't mean they're the same asdgashfaskjgrhsg fkgasgh k awd vgkf kae fterhk OPDSH OQWG F BK uie sfkf g ah uspeot bndcnsd mh a,kmcn eop
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ALL IDEAS MUST BE COMPLETELY NEW AND INDEPENDENT OF ANY OTHER PREVIOUSLY EXISTING IDEAS EVER.
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smiley_cow wrote:ALL IDEAS MUST BE COMPLETELY NEW AND INDEPENDENT OF ANY OTHER PREVIOUSLY EXISTING IDEAS EVER.
Hey, I think I said that!

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Lethal Interjection wrote:
smiley_cow wrote:ALL IDEAS MUST BE COMPLETELY NEW AND INDEPENDENT OF ANY OTHER PREVIOUSLY EXISTING IDEAS EVER.
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Family Guy already did it

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I for one am outraged that every time Mr Wiener creates a comic strip he doesn't search through every other comic, novel, film and TV programme till he is sure nothing similar has been done before. I mean, he only does one of these a day. Is it too much to ask that each one is a thought that nobody has had before that is hilariously funny and has something interesting to say about the world? I could produce such a comic strip on a daily basis if I didn't have to spend my days snarking about other people's work on the Internet. I blame Mr Wiener for his failures meaning I have to spend time correcting them, and so the world is denied the benefit of what my art would have been,

He should create a comic strip about that but anyway I'm fairly sure it has been done, and it would be my idea here anyway, and it would be a bit rubbish and unfunny.

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Guest wrote:Meh. It plays off a similar idea, but one is more related to childlike innocence about the concept of death. Honestly, even if Zach did copy I think he made it better, so kudos on that.
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Dead on teh inside wrote:
Guest wrote:Meh. It plays off a similar idea, but one is more related to childlike innocence about the concept of death. Honestly, even if Zach did copy I think he made it better, so kudos on that.
the old the last person you want in the army (your squad) is someone who believes in the afterlife
Why?

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Dead on teh inside wrote:
Guest wrote:Meh. It plays off a similar idea, but one is more related to childlike innocence about the concept of death. Honestly, even if Zach did copy I think he made it better, so kudos on that.
the old the last person you want in the army (your squad) is someone who believes in the afterlife
Ah, but unfortunately there aren't any atheists in foxholes.
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Lethal Interjection wrote:
Dead on teh inside wrote:the old the last person you want in the army (your squad) is someone who believes in the afterlife
Why?
I have never heard this saying, but I'm guessing it refers to not wanting someone who believes so strongly in the afterlife and martyrdom that they would actually desire dying at the hands of the heathen enemy and receiving their place in the afterlife as a martyr. Basically the stereotype of the religiously motivated suicide bomber.

I've known a lot of US soldiers and even the ones who were very religious never seemed to express the idea that dying in combat would earn them some kind of heavenly reward. Probably partly because even if they thought God was on their side and enemy were a bunch heathen sinners, they still recognized they were solider of the state, not the church. All the religious ones were were also Christians and it has been a while since the mainstream Christian churches really pushed the idea of holy war. It may also be that any bravado aside, none of them felt good about killing people. I'm just guessing though, I never actually asked any of them. They were mostly interested in not going to war in the first place and if they had to, not getting shot or blown up. Some who were wounded in combat even tried to avoid being awarded the purple heart* because they considered it the "You fucked up medal."

*The purple heart is a medal awarded to US soldiers for being wounded or killed in combat in case the context didn't give that away. Some soldiers are very proud of receiving it.
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