Jesus vs. Doctor Who

Phil “The Bad Astronomer” Plait says that this is the “Best. Web. Comic. Evah.” As a fan of both the Bad Astronomer and Doctor Who, you know I’m hardly going to disagree!

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“I’ve seen him.

“He’s like fire, and ice, and rage. He’s like the night, and the storm, and the heart of the sun.

“He’s ancient and forever. He burns at the center of time and he can see the turn of the Universe.

“And he’s wonderful.”

8 thoughts on “Jesus vs. Doctor Who

  1. Hi, I made some nice comment on the blog Bad Astronomy (where I found your blog link), here…

    http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/2007/08/10/is-it-hot-in-here-or-is-it-just-me/

    …and it took me several minutes to write them, but they were all erased by the blogs owner, Phil Plait.

    My comments are very nice and only with facts, but he probably find the facts opposing his views on things I guess.

    Just wanted to tell you, because I think Phil somehowe shall be punished for what he did.

    Thanx!

  2. To my eye it’s plagiarism. Which yes some might call the sincerest form of flattery. But I suspect the writer was more hoping people would think it was his original joke. An homage should stand on its own in some way, to be worthwhile also to people who don’t get the reference. But this was just a straight recycling of the joke: wouldn’t it be funny if a cereal had such an outlandish name?

    Eating a “Calivin & Hobbes” brand cereal would have been unmistakable homage. THAT hadn’t been the previous name of any C&H thing, but the name itself would be saying the author liked C&H, since that’s what the protagonist eats for breakfast.

    Maybe one of the next strips will mention the Weekly World News shutdown and have their last headline be Space Alien Weds Two-Headed Elvis Clone.

    Ray U.

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