Why the Internet is Awesome

Here are some things I’ve been meaning to share:

Totally Looks Like…

First up, the uncanny resemblance between Sconeborough’s Fat Jack:

Sconeborough Panel

And our own fat Jack (and note how the cartoon captures him right down to the one-eyed thing):

picture of a fat cat

Safety First

picture of a dog eating a boy

Many children delight in teazing dogs,
and without caution go too near them,
by which they get miserably torn and mangled.

This is from The Book of Accidents (1831). The boys seem to be taking it well. At first I was thinking “why would that one kid continue to teaze the dog while it is attacking his buddy”, but then I thought “well, at that point, why not?”

Uneasy Relationship Between Art and Life

We used to have a dog named Snoopy, you know, a real live dog. I suppose people who love Snoopy won’t like it, but we gave him away. He fought with other dogs, so we traded him in for a load of gravel.

— Charles M. Schulz

[source]

Seems About Right

Robin Hanson (via Kevin Drum):

We disagree because we explain our own conclusions via detailed context (e.g., arguments, analysis, and evidence), and others’ conclusions via coarse stable traits (e.g., demographics, interests, biases). While we know abstractly that we also have stable relevant traits, and they have detailed context, we simply assume we have taken that into account, when we have in fact done no such thing.”

Interlude

picture of flanders

More Accidents

picture of a boy with his eye knocked out

Wicked and malicious boys often throw stones, by which they not only hurt and maim one another, but often knock out an eye and are disfigured for life.

Roger knew that the other boys only teazed him about his gigantic exposed optic nerve because they were jealous, but knowing so didn’t make him feel any less lonely.”

Grand Finale

Crocodile Controlled By A Female Devil
To Give Her Sexual Pleasure

Picture of a Crocodile Controlled By A Female Devil To Give Her Sexual Pleasure

Got any others?