Comical Interlude
Short Memory

Short Memory

Larger versions of the pictures in the background can be found on my liverjournal.


Short Memory” is probably my favourite Midnight Oil song, if not one of my favourite songs period, despite its lack of metalocity. It is just such a perfect summary of recorded human history: one long procession of people who thought that their particular brand of violence was justified, even as they simultaneously condemned those who had adopted the exact same mindset before them. What’s more, they were – and are – always proven wrong in the end. If I could only choose one lesson to pass on to people everywhere, that would be it.

Not that this has anything to do with this particular comic, of course (*cough* foreshadowing *cough*), except that it’s always fun (if depressingly easy) to ironically apply Midnight Oil lyrics to the Peter Garrett that we know today. I guess we are to assume that he’s merely “playing the game” in order to build enough political capital to make a real difference later on? I expect by the time that day arrives he will have to devote himself solely to undoing the damage he did to get there.

Ah, politics.

Discussion (4)¬

  1. OeterB says:

    Haha… so, suddenly, the lighthouse is really Nobbys, and the Pelican Lord wants a cafe built? Awesome! :D

  2. Ngaio says:

    Haha! Those last three panels made me laugh out loud. Beautifully rendered, too.

    • Tim says:

      Thanks! I was really kinda rushing towards the end there, so I wasn’t entirely happy with how it turned out. I think some fortuitous colour choices made it look better than it really deserved to.