May 18th, 2008


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Discussion (12)¬

  1. Tindi says:

    There he goes again, using the guilt.

  2. Ellemerr says:

    There she goes again, using the wonderful shading of the eyes and sleight eyebrow placement and other amazing make-the-statue-look-emotional-and-still-at-the-same-time tecniques.

  3. Ali says:

    Yes, I love how the statue never changes, but still conveys expressions and emotions.

  4. rueyeet says:

    Dang. And I thought my mom could sling a guilt trip.

  5. Biddo van Oduk says:

    It’s obvious the statue was brought up in a Jewish household before converting to Ganeshanism.

  6. Claire says:

    That’s Hinduism, Biddo, but good try ;) (Assuming that this compassionate elephant-headed Ganesh is the same compassionate elephant-headed Ganesh we have in our world)

  7. werepixi says:

    @Claire Biddo was making a comparison between the legendary ability of Jewish mothers to lay down guilt trips(well that’s what tv keeps telling me) and alluding to how the statue got so good at guilt tripping.

  8. JET73L says:

    I think Claire was just correcting the Ganeshism part (Hinduism), not the passive-aggressive Jewish mother bit.

    That’s Digger’s lot. Complete two ridiculous tasks for a god, get free one-way tickets to Guilt with expensive return tickets. At this rate She-Is-Fiercer, Rainbow Serpent, the dread god Cthulhu, and the Flying Spaghetti Monster will have her serving the tea from beyond existence and butterscotch scones before Trader Manuel returns, and paying for the tea from her own pocket!

  9. Silver Guardian says:

    It’s times like these that make me glad I’m jaded to guilt trips.

    I mean, I’m happy to help, if people just ask, but when they try to coerce me in that not-terribly-subtle way, it’s just all kinds of irritating.

  10. Silver Guardian says:

    And the fact that I’m nigh-immune means that I can tell them that in no uncertain terms.

  11. TekServer says:

    Ah, Silver Guardian, but the fact that you can say no means that you understood, processed, and deep down still felt the guilt.

    I tend to favor a different defense mechanism, which I call the “absent-minded professor defense” – I learned it from my father. It involves perfecting obliviousness (I’m amazed the FF spellchecker didn’t have hives over that word) to the point where you can completely ignore any subtlety at all, and answer any difficult question at all with, “Uh … what?”


    P.S. I know Ellemerr commented on this long ago, but I don’t remember noticing the slight lift of Ganesh’s left (our right) eyebrow in the last panel. But I’m sure it’s just a trick of the light …


  12. Silver Guardian says:

    Perhaps it would mean that, Tek, if I thought the same way you did, but it’s been thoroughly established on multiple occasions that my thoughts do not follow the same paths as those of most other people.