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lirvilas 2nd Jul 2019, 9:07 PM edit delete
Best if the dead stay dead...


NeilKapit 2nd Jul 2019, 9:55 PM edit delete reply
“ Honeyed words that turn to bitter wax in my ears”
lirvilas 3rd Jul 2019, 10:04 PM edit delete reply
That's a good line. Don't be miffed if I steal it somewhere in the future.
NeilKapit 5th Jul 2019, 6:39 PM edit delete reply
It’s from Futurama so it’s already stolen
anonymous coward 3rd Jul 2019, 12:44 AM edit delete reply
What bothers me most in this speech is the idea that Maerc has tried to, "better mankind." People whose primary motivation is towards helping others don't mysteriously find themselves personally wealthy because of it. So, either that's weasel-worded sophistry or an outright lie.
lirvilas 3rd Jul 2019, 10:05 PM edit delete reply
i.e. Alphabet (Google)
anonymous coward 24th Jul 2019, 8:21 PM edit delete reply
Eh, I'll give them that they didn't seem to be aiming at evil for the first couple years, but they have done enough dubious and outright ugly things that their, "Don't be evil," mission statement is a joke these days.
lirvilas 24th Jul 2019, 8:54 PM edit delete reply
Negative/avoidance mission statements like that strike me as really suboptimal.

I mean, why not have "Do good" as their mission statement? How hard is that?
Microraptor 3rd Jul 2019, 6:15 AM edit delete reply
Heeeyyy, this woman next to Eric looks remarkably like.... hmmm...

Also, I like that light bulb logo on Maerc's hood.
One could take this as a quite literal-minded reference to the Illuminati. Or, more fitting to this comic's biblical theme, to the phrase: "Let there be light!"
I wonder if Maerc's title in his cult is indeed the Great Bulb or something...

Edit: I faintly recalled there to be a precedence concerning Maerc and a light bulb on his clothes - and yup, found it.
lirvilas 3rd Jul 2019, 10:06 PM edit delete reply
Maerc's cult will be discussed fairly soon.

It is an organization you have seen before.

Some knowledge is not worth the price.
sigpig 3rd Jul 2019, 11:51 AM edit delete reply
lirvilas 3rd Jul 2019, 10:05 PM edit delete reply

The intended allusion (on Maerc's part) is Edison.
sigpig 4th Jul 2019, 2:18 PM edit delete reply
Don't you mean Tesla?
lirvilas 4th Jul 2019, 2:36 PM edit delete reply
Edison was a meaner businessman and much much more successful in his own lifetime.
Blue_Elite 5th Jul 2019, 9:39 PM edit delete reply
Tesla did have the last laugh though.
lirvilas 7th Jul 2019, 7:15 PM edit delete reply
Did he?

And assuming he did (which I wouldn't) how much was that worth in the grand scheme of things?
Seabiscuit 4th Jul 2019, 7:10 AM edit delete reply
Ahhh, that middle panel hurts...
lirvilas 5th Jul 2019, 7:01 PM edit delete reply
Like getting a cramp as you're laying in bed.