Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sunday Comics

After much deliberation, this week's comic remains without a title (and also without [blatant, or otherwise] copyright infringement). Though after drawing it I can't get that damn song from the beginning of The Hills out of my head. I'm not sure what that means other than I should probably spend more time writing my dissertation and less time following the slightly scripted lives of twenty-somethings in the Hollywood Hills.

Or should that be vice-versa?

(Click to make the comic big)



Anonymous said...

No clue.

No fucking clue.

I got nothin'.

mr. zero said...

Congratulations, maybe?

Asstro said...

He's salivating at the prospect of donning the evil philosophy monocle that has been dangling tantalizingly before him for the past several years.

Either that, or he has been hypnotized into some Frankfurt-style coma by an evil, monocle-wearing, external manipulator and has just now come to the startling realization that any future alternative possibility doesn't matter one droplet of drool.

But yeah, that's royally fucked up.

I am anonymous said...

But did he get a job?

Anonymous said...

The monocle seems to have been forged by the dark lord Sauron and imbued with some of his evil essence. It corrupts all who meditate upon in, pursue it, or grasp it. Beware the philosopher's monocle. He's under its influence.

Anonymous said...

he's watching two other bots close in on the single prize that he still has his eye on. he's watching it go to someone else.

that's my best shot.

juniorperson said...

I'm with anon. 2.57 here.

Although at first I thought he was about to be operated on, with what I now think is the brass ring he's aiming for being the operating theater light, and what I now think are the other candidates the operating staff.

susie said...

Maybe they're holding it tantalizingly out in front of him (see his (her?) arms reaching out despairingly) in order to lead him off a cliff. They will snatch it out of the philbot's grasp at the last minute, leaving the hapless philbot standing over empty space until he (she?), in true cartoon fashion, looks down and plummets into the canyon.

Man, I hate it when that happens.

Anonymous said...

Down to a short list of three for a TT position?

Anonymous said...

I don't know whether it's a monocle or a stylized phi, a la the APA phi logo.

In other news, I'm looking at the recent job ads and puzzled by this sentence (as I have been by similar sentences all year long):

"We also have teaching needs in the following areas: medieval, modern, and analytic."

Do they want sometime to teach history of analytic (probably from the context) or contemporary, non-Continental courses (a possible interpretation in history- and Continental-focused programs that sometimes group everything outside those two areas under the heading "analytic philosophy")?

I won't rant again about how misleading it is, in my opinion, to call most contemporary Anglo-American philosophy "analytic", because other readers have complained that this is nitpicking. (Though I still think they're dead wrong.) Rant rant rant. . . .

Anonymous said...

socrates tells us that certain wise men claimed the body is a tomb--
sôma sêma.

stbjd tells us something equally wise:
monocle manacle.

beware the monocular! in the kingdom of philosophy, the one-eyed philosopher is king!

Anonymous said...

Anon. 10:59 partakes of the Funny.