Thanks to this week’s guest scriptwriter, The Archbishop of Canterbury.
Yesterday was this comic’s 10th birthday, and to celebrate we’re running a little competition (thanks to sparky_shark for the suggestion).
To enter, you just have to write a script for the last panel of a J&M “X-factor” strip:
The script should a line from Jesus, a line from Mo (in any order), plus the off-screen judge if required. Just words, presented like this:
The best script will win a book of the latest collection of Jesus & Mo strips (Vol 7), plus publication here on the website (anonymously, obvs). There may be runners-up prizes, too.
Send entries entitled “X-factor script” to author[AT]jesusandmo.net
Light to Dark by Phobos-Romulus
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What I think is an an amazing sequence of images…
The length of your arms relative to your height. Typically:
ape index = arm span / height
Da Vinci’s classic Vitruvian man has an arm span equal to his height and therefore an ape index of 1. An ape index greater than 1 (arm span longer than height) seems to be helpful for rock climbers, swimmers (Michael Phelps = 1.06), boxers, professional basketball and goalkeeping.
It’s also known as the gorilla index though I couldn’t actually find a measure for gorillas remarkably. A quick calculation shows for an average male gorilla at 1.75m tall and arm span of 2.45m that the gorilla index for a real gorilla would be = 2.45 / 1.75 = 1.4. I’d definitely fancy the gorilla in rock-climbing and boxing…
It’s sometimes calculated as arm span minus height, that would give gorillas a ridiculous: +70
I have not been able to figure out if your ape index changes from a child to adult though it seems like it might.
Quite fun to measure your own…
HT: Si Wannop
Hovertext: I mean, maybe a sense of one's place in the universe also leads to happiness, but power is pretty great.
I’m not going to be telling a story today. Not going to be reviewing something. Last night… We said goodbye to our dog Britty. As I am writing this, it is almost an hour since we left the emergency room. I am looking at her hair on my clothes, her collar on my desk and I am crying. I can see her blanket, here beside me, and it just gets harder by the moment. I want to hear the clicking of her paws on the floor, I want to see her tail wagging. I want to hear her yipping and watch her run around the yard…
And I can’t.
I want to scream in frustration for this. I want to. Goddess… I so want to. All I have right now are the tears. I know there wasn’t a choice. I know that this was “for the best” and… I just keep crying.
We stood outside, in front of our house, and just held each other and cried. Goddess we cried. It’s hard on me, but Goddess it’s so much harder on Keith.
All we have, for now, is her collar and I have been rubbing it between my fingers over and over again. She will be home, we saw to that. She’ll be with Rudy, she’ll be in our family room where she can see her chair, watch us, and know that she’s home.
Goddess please, look after her.
Sunlight streams through window pane
unto a spot on the floor….
then I remember,
it’s where you used to lie,
but now you are no more.
Our feet walk down a hall of carpet,
and muted echoes sound….
then I remember,
It’s where your paws would joyously abound.
A voice is heard along the road,
and up beyond the hill,
then I remember it can’t be yours….
your golden voice is still.
But I’ll take that vacant spot of floor
and empty muted hall
and lay them with the absent voice
and unused dish along the wall
I’ll wrap these treasured memorials in a blanket of my love
and keep them for my best friend until we meet above.
Hovertext: Year 3: Let's install the oscilloscope.
The Big Ideal ™.
A model from Ogilvy and Mather that’s a really interesting way to get to the heart of what could make your brand thrive. The intersection between what people care about (a cultural tension) and what you could be famous as a business (your brand’s best self) is a recipe for doing something good that matters.
Try starting from a question: “The world would be a better place if…” and see where you get to.
I learned it from Carl Mesner Lyons.
Check out The Big IdeaL on Ogilvy and Mather for more.
|Konrad Gesner, Historiae|
Platina, De honesta voluptate et valetudine