Hieroglyphicson July 28, 2014 at 6:00 am
When I think about people living generations ago, I catch myself picturing their lives as full of agony, either from the constant threat of disease or just from having to walk everywhere.
But people get used to anything, which means that folks in every era likely had that same conflicting dual thought of “I have it better than a lot of people before me, and yet I’ll never get to see how cool it’s going to get.”
This means that if you were alive during, let’s say, the 1400s, you’re probably pretty pumped about the printing press (if you can read) but you know that you aren’t going to live long enough to see the rise of something like the Kindle (if you have time to read). So let me tell you this, dude from the 1400s, enjoy what you’ve got because it’s 2014 and we still haven’t stumbled upon the device to finally cure human longing. In fact, all those other diseases we cured are just giving us MORE time to soak up the ennui of existence without the perspective that comes with looming death. So enjoy that plague while you can, buddy!
hahaha real punchline in the hidden.
I don’t get the hidden comic
I don’t get you!
Gettin pretty tired of this particular modern attitude.. Like a lot of others. but in this case I kind of feel sorry for people.
its okay, your feelings are all pointless anyway!
Dude, I really love your texts. I enjoy them more than the comic itself! I love you, Wes!
Hidden comic makes the whole thing awesome
Sounds like my old german teacher: “what is the author trying to say with this sad face?” “that …he’s sad?” “no [insert comic interpretation” “…yeah right”
A CIGAR IS NEVER JUST A CIGAR
1453-dude lived before the invention of the idea of “progress”, so at least he didn’t have to suffer from the sense that people in the future were going to have it better than he did. Maybe he felt bad that he would miss out on the Apocalypse, I dunno.
I know, I know. Sarcasm, Troll Bait. Whatever. But seriously? 1400’s saw first mass produced books, Polished Lens Spectacles, Oil Paintings, The Parachute, and the first Piano, the Spinet are invented. Most importantly, Whiskey is invented in Scotland, Improved naval ships allowed for more trade, and the first globe map is created. So, I mean. Sounds like at least there were a couple things people saw coming out in their life time. After Whiskey, I assume people just stopped creating, though.