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Online Comics => Escape From Terra => Topic started by: KBCraig on November 13, 2008, 01:00:31 pm

Title: 11/13 "historic reference"
Post by: KBCraig on November 13, 2008, 01:00:31 pm
Brilliant use of the "nostalgic" poster on the wall, in such a distant future world.

Sort of like using a reference to an early 17th Century event (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunpowder_plot), as a 2007 fundraising theme.
 
;)

Title: Re: 11/13 "historic reference"
Post by: Frank B. on November 13, 2008, 03:58:44 pm
Brilliant use of the "nostalgic" poster on the wall, in such a distant future world.

Sort of like using a reference to an early 17th Century event (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunpowder_plot), as a 2007 fundraising theme.
 
;)

EFT is set in the future, but not that far.  Probably closer to having a Lysander Spooner poster today.  :-)
Title: Re: 11/13 "historic reference"
Post by: Monkt on November 13, 2008, 05:15:37 pm
Brilliant use of the "nostalgic" poster on the wall, in such a distant future world.

Sort of like using a reference to an early 17th Century event (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunpowder_plot), as a 2007 fundraising theme.
 
;)

EFT is set in the future, but not that far.  Probably closer to having a Lysander Spooner poster today.  :-)

I wish I had a Lysander Spooner poster. And do you know the exact year EFT is set in?
Title: Re: 11/13 "historic reference"
Post by: Leviathan on November 13, 2008, 11:04:42 pm
I get the idea that it's more a relation in terms of timescales than necessarily ideology, but I do feel it would be Spooner who would be the one being insulted by equating him with Paul.  Spooner, anarchist.  Paul, minarchist.  One supports freedom without support for a state.  The other supports a state, and just hopes to find a way to make it support freedom.

http://www.yelah.net/images/246 is one of the better images that's actually of spooner that I can find, if you wanna make a poster, Monkt.

By the way, http://www.bigheadpress.com/eft?page=25...  Did Ms. Guzman just skin them?  24AuOz.  Troy ounces puts it at almost 750g.  Standard ounces 680g.  Which would put the account charge at room rent for just a bit over a year.  If we continue with the economy of scale, that could be considered enough to rent for a year and a half.  Depending on the property values, the UWRS could've just paid the purchase price of the whole establishment to rent a room or two for a week.  Not that I find that out of character for any involved.
Title: Re: 11/13 "historic reference"
Post by: KBCraig on November 14, 2008, 04:22:54 am
On 11/14, is that a Geico caveman under the Route 66 sign?
Title: Re: 11/13 "historic reference"
Post by: ClaudiusPtolemy on November 14, 2008, 10:22:14 am
I smell a John Galt in the making.

Oh, and is that Che with a bullet through his head?
Title: Re: 11/13 "historic reference"
Post by: Frank B. on November 14, 2008, 11:31:19 am
I get the idea that it's more a relation in terms of timescales than necessarily ideology, but I do feel it would be Spooner who would be the one being insulted by equating him with Paul.  Spooner, anarchist.  Paul, minarchist.  One supports freedom without support for a state.  The other supports a state, and just hopes to find a way to make it support freedom.

I assumed we were talking about time frames, and not ideology.  The initial post suggested a 400 year difference, and I think it is more like 100 years give or take.  But as I've pointed out before, I'm just the publisher.  What do you I know? ;-)
Title: Re: 11/13 "historic reference"
Post by: Scott on November 14, 2008, 11:58:29 pm
Most of the wall decorations in this sequence were added at the discretion of the artist, who is not a libertarian (although he's learning fast). There was one poster he had, featuring Bob Barr, that I removed in the final edits. I pondered the Ron Paul poster for a bit, then decided to leave it in. I figured Reggie might consider him a "fellow traveler" of sorts and at least a figure of historic import.

There are two other libertarian luminaries honored in Reggie's office but I don't know whether readers will recognize them. The bust of the man is supposed to be Ludwig von Mises (also not an anarchist); the woman is Wendy McElroy (an anarchist extraordinaire).

(By the way, Wendy is an official Friend of EFT and promotes us on her blog. Those not familiar with Wendy and her long history of work promoting market anarchism and "individualist feminism" should go over to her blog (http://www.wendymcelroy.com/news.php) and get acquainted.

The "Geico cave man" is Che Guevara. I'm not sure why Lee decided to put him in. Sandy wanted me to remove the image, and I decided instead to draw a gun-scope reticle over him -- although in the shrunk-down image it looks simply like he has a hole in his head, which is just as suitable.
Title: Re: 11/13 "historic reference"
Post by: wdg3rd on November 15, 2008, 03:08:29 am
It's not actually a very good likeness of Wendy.  Unless we're talking that gawdawful picture she used to put at the top of her WND columns.  Could be La Esposa, my Mom, a random female from any non-porn movie.  (As bad as the pictures of Ayn Rand on the backs of Signet paperbacks),   It looks more like Claire than Wendy unless there are highlights in the hi-res version you get that we have to wait for the Part One print volume to see.  (It's a continuing story, which means a Part Two print volume later, right? -- that worked for Walt Kelly, Johnny Hart and Tom K. Ryan).
Title: Re: 11/13 "historic reference"
Post by: Rocketman on November 15, 2008, 11:50:30 am
Guys: Why no Harry Browne?  I think he would certainly qualify.
Title: Re: 11/13 "historic reference"
Post by: SandySandfort on November 19, 2008, 08:53:47 am
Guys: Why no Harry Browne?  I think he would certainly qualify.
Harry Browne would certainly be good, but so would a large number of others. Anyway, Reggie is an odd duck. No telling why he does what he does.  ;)
Title: Re: 11/13 "historic reference"
Post by: John DeWitt on November 20, 2008, 08:04:54 am
 It looks more like Claire than Wendy ...

Well, that would be appropriate too ...  ;)