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When I Consider How My Light is Spent

When I Consider How My Light is Spent published on 6 Comments on When I Consider How My Light is Spent

The comic–Jim gracioiusly agreed to let me release my inner pedant. So, prepare your skullcave for some book learnin’.

Fact:  It’s well documented that James Joyce was a Pokemon fiend.

Fact:  Hemingway hunted everything including the Covenant.

Fact:  Zelda cooked with a Tommy Gun and F. Scott could Tokyo-Drift.

Fact:  I spend too many hours on the couch.

We need recreation, but tabulation of the hours, days, weeks poured into those hobbies invariably triggers some deeply seated Catholic guilt response in me.



Or more elloquently,

When I consider how my light is spent,
Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide,
And that one talent which is death to hide
Lodged with me useless…

John Milton

Don’t let your talent lodge worthlessly within you friends.




Hot damn…that’s some deep stuff.

And I can totally relate on the whole Catholic/Christian guilt thing. If you grew up that way, it’s definitely built deep down in you sub-conscious that if it feels good it’s bad and wrong. Video-games, sex and rock ‘n’ roll 😉

Probably the farthest you guys have gone over the common man’s head, and yet one of the best strips yet. Now we wait for a pretentious indy developer (Jon Blow?) to marry literature with video games in a similar fashion.

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