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The Thoroughly Modern Spinoza

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  1. Balloon error in bottom left frame: “MADE” ending one line and beginning the next.

    1. https://www.space.com/23122-makemake.html
      Makemake: Discovery, Orbit & Characteristics

      “Made made” is the past tense of Makemake, the planetoid, which is where you make, make, make, and then make again, mad love to mad maids! (Preferably french maids).

      How did some folks back in Spinoza’s day know of this tiny, remote planetoid, WAAAY before modern science discovered it? Maybe space aliens let secrets slip out, to the select few? I don’t know!

        1. So arrogant and narcissistic! As if the whole world needs to know your opinion, whenever someone has a different sense of humor than you do! Do better, let’s hear your joke, Oh Great Comedian!

          “So dumb” is perhaps your joke? Are we supposed to be rolling on the floor? My shitstains on my ever-dwindling supplies of R Mac (I mean, my toilet paper) are funnier than that!

          1. Piss off.

            1. Wow, what hilarious comedy! Who writes your material for you?

              Also… Could you do something useful, please? Lots of people are way-low on, even out of, toilet paper… You could be licking the shit off of their assholes!

              1. Seriously though, you need to take your meds.

                1. Seriously though, you really ARE a jerk, AND a joke! Your jokes are totally boring and stupid, but you, yourself, are truly a funny joker! I don’t know how you do this, being a funny sort of joker, while not making ANY funny jokes, but you sure do it! And you ALSO do it with your mom!

  2. Unlike Jeeves, I never cared for Spinoza, but I did enjoy this cartoon.

    1. I’ve never read Spinoza, and know of his existence mainly thanks to the name-dropping by Wodehouse. So I _hope_ that Bagge’s summary is more or less accurate.

  3. After experience had taught me that all the usual surroundings of social life are vain and futile; seeing that none of the objects of my fears contained in themselves anything either good or bad, except in so far as the mind is affected by them, I finally resolved to inquire whether there might be some real good having power to communicate itself, which would affect the mind singly, to the exclusion of all else: whether, in fact, there might be anything of which the discovery and attainment would enable me to enjoy continuous, supreme, and unending happiness.

    This is definitely a start! Thanks!

  4. Whether you agree, disagree or are totally indifferent to Spinoza, surely you must agree that freedom of conscience and freedom of speech are good things in that it allows us to explore the entire universe of ideas without fearing dire consequences for saying things like “**** the ****” or “all ***** should be ****” or “******” are responsible for ******** the ******”, things that in the past would have gotten you expelled from polite society, condemned as a speaker of intolerable words, shunned by right-thinking persons, accosted in public places and de-platformed by any outlets of expression.

    1. Good thing we are all past that now.

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  7. He should have worn some kind of gas-particle-resistant mask.

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