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#155 "King's Codex"

27th Aug 2015, 12:23 PM
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#155 "King's Codex"
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dpat57 27th Aug 2015, 12:53 PM edit delete reply
dpat57
The two testicle defense, nod nod, saw that coming, yes, brilliant opener. You're in trouble now, Bacraut.
Songgu Kwon 27th Aug 2015, 3:42 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Classic 2T defense... hallmark of a civilized patriarchal society!
DizzasterJuice 27th Aug 2015, 12:53 PM edit delete reply
DizzasterJuice
Damn he's good!
Pieter isn't out of the woods yet though.
Songgu Kwon 27th Aug 2015, 3:43 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
It's going to be a tough battle.
chris-tar 27th Aug 2015, 1:19 PM edit delete reply
chris-tar
I love you Songgu. I love your brilliantly imaginative, hilarious, and beautifully illustrated artistic works which add happiness to my life.
Songgu Kwon 27th Aug 2015, 3:45 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
I love you too chris-tar. ;)
blatboy 27th Aug 2015, 1:27 PM edit delete reply
blatboy
Well, that took some balls.
Songgu Kwon 27th Aug 2015, 3:47 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
His balls are just getting warmed up!
dracolychee 27th Aug 2015, 3:04 PM edit delete reply
I hope for Pieter that they did only threaten him with the Bollock Ripper back in #96.
Songgu Kwon 27th Aug 2015, 3:48 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Ooh. Yeah, that would be a fly in the legal ointment!
Joel Sawyer 27th Aug 2015, 3:44 PM edit delete reply
Joel Sawyer
With rules as precise as that, I wonder how many law books this place has? "And now, listed under 'letter G, book 4..."
Songgu Kwon 27th Aug 2015, 5:46 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
I like how specific some ancient laws were regarding just how a crime should be dealt with.

Some of them seem quite fair and reasonable... more so than many of our current laws where the recommended solution to practically every crime, even non-violent ones, is to detain the offender in dangerous, overcrowded crime education centers.

Of course, some of them old laws were just plain goofy... and not fair in the slightest!
Joel Sawyer 27th Aug 2015, 6:59 PM edit delete reply
Joel Sawyer
Agreed. I've pretty well versed in Old Testament law. It is too bad shaming isn't popular anymore. I don't mean shaming someone who hasn't done something wrong, I mean legit displaying to the community when someone commits a crime. I bet it would work wonders on some folks.
Songgu Kwon 27th Aug 2015, 11:13 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
True. The problem is that modern people tend to live in isolated pods and don't really have a proper "tribe" that can intercede when there's trouble.
chris-tar 29th Aug 2015, 1:53 AM edit delete reply
chris-tar
"Isolated Pods", I call that by another name "Divide and Conquer by Design".
William Montalvo 27th Aug 2015, 10:34 PM edit delete reply
William Montalvo
Habet duos testiculos et bene pendentes!
Songgu Kwon 27th Aug 2015, 11:15 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Ha ha!
Dodom 28th Aug 2015, 4:05 AM edit delete reply
Dodom
Is there a loopholes for testicles not attached to one's body, so one can complete the set if they weren't given one at birth.
Songgu Kwon 28th Aug 2015, 11:30 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Good point. The law doesn't explicitly state that they have to be attached to the body. Besides, mummified testicles make great fashion accessories. Probably.
Dean Clark 28th Aug 2015, 3:46 PM edit delete reply
Dean Clark
"Today a man owns a jackass worth fifty dollars and he is entitled to vote; but before the next election the jackass dies. The man in the meantime has become more experienced, his knowledge of the principles of government, and his acquaintance with mankind, are more extensive, and he is therefore better qualified to make a proper selection of rulers -- but the jackass is dead and the man cannot vote. Now gentlemen, pray inform me, in whom is the right of suffrage? In the man or in the jackass?" (Benjamin Franklin)
Songgu Kwon 28th Aug 2015, 11:05 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Great quote. Mr. Franklin sure was a great champion of reason.

But getting back to testicles, the right of suffrage has traditionally belonged more to that ubiquitous pair of defenseless globules suspended in wrinkly skin than to whole individuals with great intellect and judgment who happened to not have the wobbly thingys.

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chris-tar 29th Aug 2015, 1:55 AM edit delete reply
chris-tar
Are you a woman in disguise!?!
Songgu Kwon 29th Aug 2015, 6:07 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
No, but I'm a dude who's pretty fed up with our (99% male) political & economic leadership. Look at all the horrible crap they're doing to us and the world. I say let women run stuff and see how things go! ;)

Who knows? Maybe it'll be better... or be more or less the same. All I know is, we gotta try something before we completely ruin our only planet. We need to evolve.
pictsidhe 3rd Sep 2015, 4:32 AM edit delete reply
I, as well as many others, admire Margaret Thatcher as a great leader. Nearly up there with Hitler, in fact.
I am very glad that Sarah Palin's presidential ambitions seem to have foundered. Due it seems, to her being just a bit too much of a wanker. I'm not too wary of Hilary's politics, but, I suspect she lacks the balls to win.
dracolychee 29th Aug 2015, 8:20 AM edit delete reply
There have been even cultures (e.g. Ancient Rome, if I remember correctly) where someone had to symbolically hold his own balls when making a oath.
I wonder more how Mr. Bowmat will present the "hold lands" issue. I knew I'd love medieval courtroom drama! :D
Songgu Kwon 29th Aug 2015, 6:15 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Mr. Bowmat has a most cunning secret weapon. It is called... the truth! :O
pictsidhe 3rd Sep 2015, 1:38 PM edit delete reply
Easy, the 'esteemed patron' would have arranged for a square yard to be transferred in anticipation of Pieter being landless.
Golux 29th Aug 2015, 2:25 PM edit delete reply
You're not a proper landowner unless you've got the balls to prove it.

Hmm... So is this to ensure you can have heirs (barrenness is the woman's fault), have enough testosterone to provide manpower during ordered military service or just to exclude women (aka the Pope Jone chair test)?
Songgu Kwon 29th Aug 2015, 6:24 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Hmm. I was thinking that it might've been a law created to give a specific ruler or ruling class a specific advantage. For example, it would make it easier to persecute politically ambitious eunuchs, women, and poor people, while giving some measure of legal protection to wealthy men of the sort who tend to come up with laws in the first place.

But I like all of your hypothetical rationales.
Draginbeard 31st Aug 2015, 8:49 AM edit delete reply
Draginbeard
Now that is indeed, a ballsy rules lawyer!
Songgu Kwon 1st Sep 2015, 4:39 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
The balls are in your court, so to speak.

Ahem. Sorry.
Gilley van Weirden 3rd Sep 2015, 2:10 PM edit delete reply
Gilley van Weirden
Heeeey - I just noticed that Bowmat is winking at Pieter.
Dean Clark 3rd Sep 2015, 2:38 PM edit delete reply
Dean Clark
He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord. (Deuteronomy 23:1)