July 30th, 2009

moribund

And for my next cartoony

I will use the term "corporeal suffering" in a comparison between the practice of middle eastern laws utilizing corporal punishment. I don't know whether the two terms are the same, one possibly being past tense or plural part. So I google 'entomology corporeal' for some insighte to the origination of the word and find out later that I meant to google etymology. Duh. I found this cool online etymology dictionary.

What I really want to know is whether the words are used in relation to the other. For instance, if a person suffers a loss of a limb due to court hearing where he is found guilty of theft, is he therefore a victim of corporeal suffering; or can corporeal suffering stand alone? Hm? I know my cartoon won't make very much sense. I'm having the hardest time putting it together.

Perhaps you're familiar with the torture laws against abusive treatment to war prisoners that the US thinks they abide by. I've never been water boarded, so I don't know if a person really feels like he is being drowned to death, nor have I been deprived sleep or any of that good stuff involving psychological preconditioning. So far, I have visualized a double panel image comparing Iraq's technique at applying corporal punishment—maybe by chopping off a hand as an overseeing judge reads his rights "An eye for an eye. You hand for stealing" whatever — and the second panel showing US government officials discussing how they will teach the people that electricity can be your friend, with the introduction of the Internet. Yet, at the same time, this second panel must somehow show law enforcement punishing the masses using tasers. What a quonundrum.

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Henry

Schroeder loves Lucy


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This lazy donkey sitting on his rump reminds me of the peanut's gang Schroeder. I originally wanted to draw a sybolic democratic donkey, but I couldn't figure a way to convey the idea that the Internet is probably the greatest invention since the automobile. Take a few steps back and tell me that people everywhere aren't developing a whole new attachment to electricity because of it. Isn't it enough to abandon gasoline? I know I haven't seen the light of day sitting behind my desk and figuring this thing called blogging. I'm losing color in my skin.

When I think of stepping outdoors, being paranoid, I can't help fear the worst. Well, the worse possible thing that could happen is that I'd be mugged and shot or knifed in the gut. But, if that doesn't happen and I decide to let myself go wild, then there's always a risk of being arrested. I can't begin to tell you how many times that's almost happened to me. An improvement on the taser stun gun caught my eye over at http://doc40.blogspot.com and it was this small entry that sparked the idea.

I guess I'm concerned about the Geneva Convention, although I don't know why. I've never served in the military, nor am in no way affected by it. It's doubtful Obama will call me to take part in his administration. I think all the positions are filled already. I've read and seen a lot of news segments on the new ways in which the military tortures its prisoners. Sleep deprivation, scare tactics, waterboarding. So, it dawned on me how insane it would be to fall victim to a stun gun, after a person might've spent so many years devoting him/herself to the betterment of computer technology know-how. It's because both units, computers and stun guns, utilize electricity that makes the whole thing a farce.