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The Down Side of Immortality

oh150408Aren’t we all a bit of a slave to our machines already?*

*This comment provided by Auto-Post. Auto-Post: We’re cleverer than you, more reliable than you and we never have to wear pants.

 

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Time Waits For No Squirrel

We could be in worse paws.

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The One With Variable Comic Strip Panel Integrity

Memo

To:   All Over the Hedge Characters (Except Verne):

Re:  Panel Integrity

Be advised that today’s strip will feature panels with variable structural integrity.  Panels may or may not break, bend or give way altogether depending on punchline necessity.

Do NOT share with Verne.

Sincerely,

Management.

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Spleen! Spleen! Spleen!

One spleen: not funny.

Two spleens: sorta funny, but not really.

Three spleens:  comedy combustion.

Four spleens:  shut up already about the spleens.

 

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Twinkies and Queso: Breakfast of Champions

This…

plus this…

equals this…

Yum.

 

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The One Written By My Subconscious

I swear when I wrote this, I was just trying to come up someplace weird for the guy to end up.  I wasn’t thinking the GPS/Google/Skynet Map App lead the guy on top of the grill to destroy him in flames.   Which is much funnier than the main gag.

Obviously, my subconscious mind is much, much cleverer than my conscious mind.  This poses a serious problem.  Should my subconscious start writing the strip and prove successful, it might take over other parts of my life….

“I’m sorry honey,  I didn’t spend our life savings on hookers and cocaine, my subconscious did.”

See.  Being a cartoonist is a lot harder than it looks.

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The One With the Terminator Lawnmower

What’s Singularity you ask?  From Wikipedia:

Technological singularity refers to the hypothetical future emergence of greater-than human intelligence through technological means. Since the capabilities of such an intelligence would be difficult for an unaided human mind to comprehend, the occurrence of technological singularity is seen as an intellectual event horizon, beyond which the future becomes difficult to understand or predict. Nevertheless, proponents of the singularity typically anticipate such an event to precede an “intelligence explosion”, wherein superintelligences design successive generations of increasingly powerful minds. The term was coined by science fiction writer Vernor Vinge, who argues that artificial intelligence, human biological enhancement or brain-computer interfaces could be possible causes for the singularity. The concept is popularized by futurists like Ray Kurzweil and is expected by proponents to occur in the mid-21st century.

Basically, singularity is that moment when artificial intelligence exceeds human intelligence.  Moore’s Law (the number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles every two years) suggests that Singularity could occur as early as 2028.

One application of Singularity is the prospect of downloading human consciousness into a machine and thus creating a hybrid hyper intelligent species known as…

…Lawnboy:   Rise of the Planet of the Mulching Minds.

 

 

 

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