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    Off-topic, but,

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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2013
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    @ DJ

    No, I didn't. I simply chose not to invoke Godwin's Law.
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    End of that conversation, please. This isn't the thread for it.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2013
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    That comic just made my day. Thank you.
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      CommentAuthornigredo
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2013
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    My mom was a teacher...don't know how long that feeling lasted for her, between having to deal with annoying, noisy kids at work and us at home...haven't asked her, really...but it may have had something to do with the extreme case of tinnitus she's been suffering from for years now...
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      CommentAuthorInternaut
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2013
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    My wife is a teacher and thank you so very much for posting it. Like taphead, you made my day as well. I'm probably going to print it out for her.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2013
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    Taylor's spoken word reading of that is, IMO, infinitely better (still a good comic though).
    • CommentAuthorMrMonk
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2013
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    was wondering if anyone else saw this and what they thought-
    Grant Morrison claims Alan Moore secretly killed the Joker in 1988
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    Morrison's reading is correct. It's the ultimate Joker story because the Joker wins. Batman kills him in front of witnesses. Even if Gordon can forgive what was done to his daughter, Mr. Revenge was never going to forgive what was done to his sidekick.

    You'll note Bats doesn't promise to spare the Joker, but he does offer him one last chance to abandon the life.

    The theme continues to be explored in the Bat-comics to this very day. Is the story a line or a circle? Most writers and readers consider the relationship to be a circle. Alan, of course, always writes in a line.
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    Morrison's reading is correct... As is the interpretation that Batman just snapped a bit but didn't kill the Joker.

    I love how a lot of commenters in that article mention that the beam is cut off because that symbolizes Batman offering Joker a way to redemption. The joke, however, is that the beam was never a way out in the first place. Joker isn't declining Batman's way out of the asylum... He's saying that Batman's way out for him simply isn't a way out for the Joker.

    Beyond that, there is a lot of symbolism, but the beam of light turning off can both be interpreted as Batman turning it off while Joker was on the way across, killing him... Or it can be interpreted as Batman turning off the beam of light and leaving the Joker in the asylum, accepting that he has to do that.
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    Theres also this theory which is a little over complicated but does explain a few weird coincidences
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2013 edited
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    Guys, stop.

    Just...please, stop.

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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2013
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    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2013
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    And this just when I was going to bed... That's going to make for some weird dreams, I can just feel it.

    There's no saying if they'll be good or bad dreams, too.
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    "The Finnish International School of Tampere has a new tutoring campaign. The tutors get to wear these..."

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    Okay, kind of long but well worth reading. Something I have just been thinking about after the fucking annoying Falling Skies human exceptionalism bullshit. I'm so going to blatantly steal some of these ideas.

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    @Vornaskotti - That's awesome, and probably true, nonethless I can't help but think of Futurama...



    "How ironic; the Human was immune to our most powerful magnetic fields, yet, was vulnerable to a harmless sharpened stick.".