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February 28th, 2014, 5:56 am

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Sometimes he scratches at the fourth wall
and I don't know whether he wants to 
stay in or go out.

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Reply TheCatMolloy, February 28th, 2014, 6:15 am

How many 'posts' are we away from post-modernity at this point? Have things gone back to being weird for the sake of weird?

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Reply GabrielsThoughts, February 28th, 2014, 6:44 am

Yes, I come looking for legitimate ways to make money through the internet. Is there anything that requires absolutely no commitment or effort on my part that is both fun and rewarding?

Also, I'm waiting for post-scarcity to occur. Post-modernism is the current state of affairs. Plus, it's more fun to interact with others.

Reply TheCatMolloy, February 28th, 2014, 8:54 am

No commitment or effort you say? I hear there's good money to be made masturbating on webcams, but that could just be an NSA ploy.

Reply GabrielsThoughts, February 28th, 2014, 1:13 pm


Are you sure you don't have that backwards?

I could see more money being made transforming one's little accorn into into a tantric maple oozing syrup, or splicing a peach with a lemon tree to create succulant fruit, as potentially more rewarding than showing off what's hidden behind a fig leaf on a webcam.

I might have believed that sort of thing was financially rewarding when I was nineteen, but I made the choice to create high art. . . If I made porn now I'd be just another "Johnny come lately." And, I can totally hold out four times longer if it means mastery over the tonberries staring mindlessly at their tablets, laptops, little smart phones, and lanterns, while they monitor the world with avarice, contempt, and paucity.

Reply Connors, February 28th, 2014, 3:48 pm

Tonberries?? I don't get it. What is a tonberry? is it tasty?

Reply GabrielsThoughts, February 28th, 2014, 5:39 pm


I'm sure it's tastier than a wet teabag. They used to be a human but they some how devolved into a race of retarded fish frogs who enjoy mating with squirrels. Becasue evolution.

Reply Saskyou, March 1st, 2014, 7:49 pm

Trippy... So, I was stuck in a loop reading 3rd panel Neko, then 2nd panel Neko, then back to the first panel readong 3rd panel Neko and so on, for about a dozen iterations.

I got out in a miraculous way.

I started to wonder what would happen, if 3rd panel Neko would give his cigarette to 1st panel Neko.
2nd panel Neko would have one more cigarette every time, until infinity. After that happens, 3rd panel Neko would cut down 1/12th of 1st panel Neko's cigarette and take it with him. Then it'd repeat 12 times, each time the infinity ends, Neko would cut down one more 12th until he takes away the whole cigarette.
At which point 1st panel Neko would have a cigarette being taken away by 3rd panel Neko, with 2nd panel Neko having no cigarettes. Then it would start again in the next turn.
the Nekos would have 1 cigarette - 1/12th cigarette - 2/12th cigarette ... -1 cigarette + 1 cigarette - 1/12th cigarette et cetera
So it's 1 - 1 - 56/12 + 1 - 1 - 56/12 ... = - 56/12 - 56/12 ...

In the end, by adding infinite cigarettes to the equation, 2nd panel Neko would have a negative infinite of cigarettes.
Meaning that he's going to steal an infinite amount of cigarettes.
I can't even begin to imagine what THAT means.
Mathematics is amazing...

If you don't understand how I got that -1/12th from adding up to infinity, here, educate yourselves:

I just spent about two hours trying to figure out how many cigarettes a drawn cat would have in an infinite loop of passing cigarettes... I shouldn't stay up so long...
But I broke out from my own infinite loop of reading Neko talk to himself, so I got that going for me!

PS: If I messed up the maths/logic PLEASE correct me. I'm almost begging, I want to know.

Reply TheCatMolloy, March 2nd, 2014, 4:16 am

But cigarettes aren't numbers, they're a quantifiable thing. Don't infinities fall to shit once quanta are involved?

I'm going to try and chase down an answer for you, hang on.

Reply TheCatMolloy, March 2nd, 2014, 5:06 am

OK, went to R/Mathematics and came back with this:

"There are several things to say, but the first one is: for the holy love of maplesauce, not that numberphile video again...

The frustrated responses and discussions on this topic are no so numerous that you might say there are -1/12 of them. Here is one (which includes links to others): ers-negative/[1]

So let's set aside that summation nonsense, because it's not relevant for two reasons.

The cigarette which the cat in panel 3 gives away must have come from somewhere. Where did that cigarette come from? If the cat is giving the cigarette it gets from itself to itself, then we aren't generating new cigarettes.
More mathematically, you can't do something "until infinity" and then do something else. You can never stop doing something, but you can't talk about "each time the infinity ends." So even disregarding the cigarette generation problem, infinities wouldn't really arise here."

Reply VictorB, March 3rd, 2014, 1:57 am

from day one until now... that's how long it took me to get this joke.... Damn you Malloy, you're too smart for me

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