A philosophy webcomic about the inevitable anguish of living a brief life in an absurd world. Also Jokes


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Dostoevsky as a Therapist:

Patient: "Since my mother died I've been suffering tremendously."

Dostoevsky: "That's good."
Patient: "Because it's part of the healing process?"

Dostoevsky: "No, because we must endure unspeakable suffering in life to fully understand the human condition!"

Dostoevsky as an Engineer

Dostoevsky: "Yes, this bridge is my masterpiece. It is the ultimate symbol of how science can never answer the question of what gives our life meaning."

Person: "How so?"

Dostoevsky: "Well, when people drive over it, it collapses and they plummet to their deaths, for one."

Dostoevsky as a Doctor:

Patient's relative: "What is the diagnosis, Doctor?"

Dostoevsky: "Brain fever!"

Dostoevsky: "And also equally to blame is a deep existential despair that no matter what we do we can never create a perfect world on earth."
Dostoevsky as a Priest:

Church goer: "Father, i feel like I've been having trouble living a religious life, and i need the church to guide me."

Dostoevsky: "The church?"

Dostoevsky: "The church only gives comforting lies to placate the masses into upholding the status quo."

Dostoevsky: "If you want to live for God you must give up all worldly possessions."

Church goer: "That sounds extreme..."
Dostoevsky: "If God exists then you must sacrifice everything for your eternal life, you fool!"

Dostoevsky as a soccer goalie:

Description, he stands still as someone kicks in a goal.

Dostoevsky, to his teammates: "Yes, i let the goal go in on purpose, and yes i know it only hurts myself, but i did it out of spite! We must rebel against expectations to prove that we are free!"

Dostoevsky as an Office worker:

Human resources person: "Do you know why we've called you in here, Dostoevsky?"
Dostoevsky: "Not really."

Human resources person: "One of your coworkers said you threatened to “murder her so hard with an axe”."

Dostoevsky: "Yes, but in my defense I'm pretty sure I'm a great man of history, like Napoleon, so the corpses i leave in my wake are nothing compared to my ultimate destiny."

Dostoevsky: "Also she drank the last of the coffee and didn't refill it."
"You are fired." "Ah, perhaps my naive christlike love in incompatible with the sophisticated modern world." "No it's because you are an asshole." "Oh."
Philosophers in this comic: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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