Monday, February 26, 2007

Relatively.

9 comments:

GeekTieGuy said...

Huh? When the Joneses have more than you, you are a failure? Who cares about the Joneses? Who cares about how much stuff anybody has? The person who dies with the most toys wins? I don't get it. Are you being ironic? Sorry if I'm dense. Please explain.

Morbid said...

geektieguy:

The answer to you question lies in the phrase "keeping up with the Joneses". Try Wikipedia.

Jeffool said...

Keeping up with the Joneses.

(Hm. I wonder if we'll ever get a chart diagramming something with 'reliance on WikiPedia.')

Morbid said...

XKCD had a good one on The Problem with Wikipedia recently.

MC said...

Ah, the prisoner's dilemma... Always good to see some game theory.

geektieguy said...

morbid:

I know what "Keeping up with the Joneses" means. What I was trying to understand was why Jessica would post a diagram illustrating it, thereby seemingly advocating that "Keeping up with the Joneses" has any practical value in life or is something worth doing.

So, Jessica? Why the diagram?

Anonymous said...

I don't claim to speak for her or anything, but in my opinion: Just because she did a comic on something doesn't insinuate (to me) that she advocates that thing or thinks it valid. I think it's odd to blast an artist for a joke. Maybe it was just that; a joke.

-Jeffool

geektieguy said...

Jeffool:

Got it. Thanks for putting me straight. Sorry if I was coming off as blasting.

I guess I didn't get the joke, and thus the joke's on me.

Anonymous said...

"THE MORE YOU WANT THE LESS YOU GOT, SO DONT YOU CRY FOR MORE"
J.J. Cale

 
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