Imagination Is A Wonderful Thing

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Imagination Is A Wonderful Thing

Post by PhineasQP » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:08 pm

The new psychiatrist enters my cell. I refuse to speak at first, but eventually I tell of the beast that killed my parents so many years ago. It's clear he doesn't believe me.

I describe the blood pooled on the floor, sprayed on the walls. It's a grisly tableau I relive each time I attempt sleep.

Yes, the knife was in my hand when the police found me, but I’d grabbed it for defense against someone I’d once trusted.

The doctor repeats what they’ve all said.

“You killed your parents. The tiger isn’t real. You know that, don't you, Calvin?"
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Re: Imagination Is A Wonderful Thing

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:17 pm

I normally would think this was great, but this is pretty much straight out of a Robot Chicken episode:



I think there might have also been a parody, print cartoon almost exactly the same.

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Post by PhineasQP » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:24 pm

Well crud. I guess I can't get mad that someone stole my idea before I even thought of it, can I?

They even did it way better than I did!
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Post by Varda » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:29 pm

I'd not heard the joke before, so I much enjoyed this one. Just chalk it up to convergent evolution?
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Post by strawman » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:39 pm

Well shit, Edgar Winter did the same thing to me with Frankenstein.
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:11 am

Iain Banks did the same thing to himself.
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Post by Flintknapper » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:15 pm

I still liked the delivery even if it was featured on a post robot chicken episode.

As for Calvin and Hobbs, do they still run that comic? My wife was a big fan and has a ton of the collections from the 1990s, but I have not seen that comic in a long time. We may all be dating ourselves by referencing a cartoon that has been out of print for 20 years.

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Post by strawman » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:23 pm

My good man, that is like saying we are dating ourselves to speak of last Thursday.
And you say you are old enough that you have a wife?

O, I see you didn't explicitly say that.
You said she used to be a fan.

What denomination practices that?
And what did she become?
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:13 pm

If a time traveller dates himself is that homosexual or just temporal masturbation?
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Post by strawman » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:46 am

ROU Killing Time wrote:If a time traveller dates himself is that homosexual or just temporal masturbation?
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:15 pm

strawman wrote:My good man, that is like saying we are dating ourselves to speak of last Thursday.
And you say you are old enough that you have a wife?

O, I see you didn't explicitly say that.
You said she used to be a fan.

What denomination practices that?
And what did she become?
An air-conditioner. Haven't you read Darwin?
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Post by strawman » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:46 pm

ROU Killing Time wrote: An air-conditioner. Haven't you read Darwin?
Oh, so THAT'S what we're supposed to do with him.
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Post by Flintknapper » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:29 pm

lol

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Post by Scattercat » Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:34 am

Does anyone else own the giant twenty-pound collector's edition of *all* of the Calvin & Hobbes strips in three massive volumes? (This is on top of my full set of the softback collections, purchased with allowances and after-school job paychecks as they came out.)

Just me, huh?

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Post by strawman » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:17 am

Got a copy at our local coffee house.
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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:38 pm

Scattercat wrote:Does anyone else own the giant twenty-pound collector's edition of *all* of the Calvin & Hobbes strips in three massive volumes?
I do. But my family insists that they're just some old National Geographic issues for some reason. Weird.

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Re: Imagination Is A Wonderful Thing

Post by chemistryguy » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:11 pm

This is one terrific thread.

Phineas, I think you have a good case for suing Seth Mcfarlane in an temporal court of law.

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