13 April 2012 Cartoon

April 13th, 2012 at 9:00 am by Kokila Patel

UPDATE – included. Sorry folks – Kokila Patel

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33 Responses to “13 April 2012 Cartoon”

  1. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    Aren’t we missing something here? No wait, just leave it blank, it’s the best cartoon so far!

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  2. iMP (2,143 comments) says:

    Who put barbwire in your coffee PiA?

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  3. mikenmild (8,715 comments) says:

    At last, a laugh generated by a Kiwiblog cartoon!

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  4. Griff (6,263 comments) says:

    This cartoon symbolises the thoughts of the left “empty”
    brilliance

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  5. Other_Andy (2,079 comments) says:

    Empty space.
    This is deep and meaningful…..

    The Japanese Zen monk and calligrapher Tetsuzan Shinagawa summarises his philosophy of nothingness as follows:

    Everything that is returns to nothingness.
    When you have learned everything,
    you become nothingness,
    and from there you form boundless being.
    It is hard to attain real nothingness,
    but it is also easy.
    By remaining ordinary in your daily life,
    by thinking and feeling whatever may come,
    you open the way to spiritual peace and enlightenment.
    All ends in nothingness.

    The empty space or the nothingness also has a tradition in western art where empty space can be symbolised by pure black or white. In his longing for an art of clarity and discipline that somehow reflected the objective laws of the universe.

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  6. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    No wait, I think I get it… it’s a cartoon of a famous snowstorm that happened some time in the U.S. a century or two ago, of great cultural and historical resonance to someone, somewhere. Apparently. Maybe Ben Franklin invented the snowman? Am I getting warm?

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  7. tom hunter (3,985 comments) says:

    Stringer hits one out of the park!

    So far out that it can’t even be seen.

    Try this instead from the US: Look, Rich People!

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  8. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    i’ve got it..!

    ..it’s a caustic-comment on nacts’ plans for new zealand..

    phillip ure@whoar.co.nz

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  9. Elaycee (4,055 comments) says:

    Nah – It’s a list of reasons why the leeches in our society should be allowed to use the welfare system as a lifestyle choice.

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  10. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    This is going to be a tough act for the real cartoon to follow. The bar has been raised.

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  11. cows4me (248 comments) says:

    Sorry Griff it can’t be a cartoon about the thoughts of the left, if it was it would have to included a loud sucking sound accompanied by a large black hole.

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  12. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    “..Nah – It’s a list of reasons why the leeches in our society should be allowed to use the welfare system as a lifestyle choice…”

    you mean like the dirty-farmers getting $650 million to continue to pollute..?

    ..i know..!

    ..and all those rich people ‘arranging their affairs’ to qualify for working for families subsidies/avoid ‘paying their share’..?

    ..i know..!

    ..and all those low-wage employers who use the welfare system to help prop their businesses up/boost their ‘bottom-line’..?

    ..i know…!

    phillip ure@whoar.co.nz

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  13. Viking2 (10,683 comments) says:

    Clearly talking about carbon and the left.

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  14. mikenmild (8,715 comments) says:

    Thanks tom, although I enjoyed the comments under the Ramirez cartoon even more.

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  15. Ender (105 comments) says:

    yea philu is right. it’s not like the dairy sector is holding up our economy or anything..

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  16. cows4me (248 comments) says:

    Oh dear Phil, go to Tom’s site and look up the comment posted by Andrew Mclesih 4 hours ago. I’m sure you could relate.

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  17. Elaycee (4,055 comments) says:

    “…avoid ‘paying their share…”

    Pot. Kettle. Black.

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  18. Fletch (5,711 comments) says:

    Q: what does ’667′ stand for?

    A: The neighbour of the Beast.

    bwahaha :lol:

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  19. KiwiGreg (3,127 comments) says:

    I’ve always liked “668, the neighbour of the beast”

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  20. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    so much art-work effort…for such a laboured/weak- pun..?

    after viewing a few of yr efforts..i hafta say..

    ..you need to find a writer …

    phillip ure@whoar.co.nz

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  21. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    Ah damn, they went and ruined it.

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  22. adze (1,695 comments) says:

    I don’t get it… Surely it’s not just because “bookmark” has “mark” in it? :-/

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  23. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    sadly…yes..

    phillip ure@whoar.co.nz

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  24. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    and as far as i can see…it is still about the works of key/this nact-govt..

    phillip ure@whoar.co.nz

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  25. thedavincimode (6,102 comments) says:

    Other_Andy

    “… It is hard to attain real nothingness…”

    I don’t know about that. The stupid lying lazy magpie appears to have achieved that without even breaking a sweat … ever.

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  26. KiwiGreg (3,127 comments) says:

    @ Fletch – “snap” but your guy would be across the road :P

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  27. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    for those of you who don’t know…that (oxymoronically-named) da vinci is part of key’s inner-work-circle..(!)..an adviser..(!)

    ..boggles the mind really..eh..?..and an interesting window into that ‘classy’ inner-circle..eh..?

    ..i mean..when you look at the record of comments..

    ..he/she is so resolutely low-rent/d4j-clone..eh..?

    ..not a whit of wit/intelligence..

    ..just a braying boor..really

    phillip ure@whoar.co.nz

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  28. Pauleastbay (5,030 comments) says:

    I know I am just a tits and arse joke type but I do manage to just about function in modern society but could someone more sophisticated please explain this for me, I have no idea to what this alludes. Ta

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  29. mikenmild (8,715 comments) says:

    Well Paul, I think the cartoonist here is talking about the Mark of the Beast (Revelations) and thought that a pun on that – the bookMARK of the Beast – would make a good joke if suitably illustrated. Satan, Death and Carnage at the top of the book mark is probably a blasphemous reference to the holy trinity, repeated the numerals 666, the words Blood, Evil and Devil at the bottom of the bookmark and also by the three visible digits on the hand – just in case the three reference was a bit subtle.

    The tassles at the bottom of the book mark are much more interesting, as they appear to be decorated (another Trinity) with a ladybird, a skull and a scrotum. I’m assuming some esoteric significance to these symbols, but have not yet devined their meaning. Possibly they have some Kabalistic significance or some as yet unascribed meaning.

    Taken as a whole, though, one is drawn to the conclusion that the cartoon represents a piece of ironic commentary on our postmodern condition.

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  30. cha (3,523 comments) says:

    a scrotum

    Mate, if, like me, the only nut sack you’ve ever examined is your own and you reckon that looks like a scrotum…eww..antibiotics, now!.

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  31. iMP (2,143 comments) says:

    The idea of the Devil needing a bookmark to keep his place, I think is quite funny. Cartoons are, after all, light humour
    and appreciated on a Friday. As an obscure lesser-known ancient relic (perhaps from the Vatican archives) I think its fun.

    But then, some of you guys aren’t much fun.

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  32. Dave Stringer (182 comments) says:

    surely the joke is in the palmprint!

    (For philU – that’s the lines on the palm of your hand that are used by some to make predictions regarding the life of the body attached to the palm!)

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  33. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    “UPDATE – Cartoon included. Sorry folks – Kokila Patel”

    That’s OK, we accept your apology for including the cartoon. Just don’t do it again.

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