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Respect
by Macrat on Tue 18th Mar 2008 00:23 UTC
Macrat
Member since:
2006-03-27

I'm sure those in the armed forces really appreciate you comparing their loss of life and limb to a video game.

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RE: Respect
by umccullough on Tue 18th Mar 2008 00:24 in reply to "Respect"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Oh jeez...get off it already.

it's a COMIC

Edited 2008-03-18 00:24 UTC

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RE[2]: Respect
by gotten09 on Tue 18th Mar 2008 01:45 in reply to "RE: Respect"
gotten09 Member since:
2008-02-06

ditto, god, the funniest thing of this comics are the comments but some people take it WAY too seriously...

go ahead change the world... fighting one comic at a time...

hehehe

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RE[2]: Respect
by Havin_it on Tue 18th Mar 2008 17:00 in reply to "RE: Respect"
Havin_it Member since:
2006-03-10

While I can see it wasn't meant as any kind of jibe against the armed forces, and I doubt many servicemen would take any offense at it, the punchline maybe is a bit of a hard sell in these times, when there are a growing number of future grandads in our society who'll have their own tales of the horror of war to tell their little ones (in the happy circumstance that they return in one piece).

It probably didn't help that I'd just watched Nick Broomfield's "The Battle for Haditha" before reading the strip, mind you -- harrowing stuff ;)

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RE: Respect
by Soulbender on Tue 18th Mar 2008 03:27 in reply to "Respect"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I'm sure most of them, as opposed to you, have enough brains to understand that they're not the ones being made fun of.

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RE: Respect
by gilboa on Tue 18th Mar 2008 12:33 in reply to "Respect"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm sure those in the armed forces really appreciate you comparing their loss of life and limb to a video game.


Argh. Don't be an idiot.
Trust me, compared to black-humor-jokes * that I've heard in the army, this one is benign. (Though I did spill my coffee out of my nostrils...)

- Gilboa
* E.g. (Translated into bad English)
"What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger,
What does kill you, makes your mother stronger..."

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RE[2]: Respect
by AndyM103 on Tue 18th Mar 2008 16:43 in reply to "RE: Respect"
AndyM103 Member since:
2008-03-18

To be entirely fair:

Haven't you ever:
* Went to school?

Been to school perhaps?

Good comic though!

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