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Nov 05 2013

There Will Be No More Sunday Funnies

The sanctimonious commenters win. They’ve succeeded in sucking the fun out of Sunday Funnies and will just have to find somewhere else to go rant about how grievously offended they are.

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  1. 1
    DavidinOz

    Do not, please do not give in the stupid. I look forward to the Sunday Funnies. Sure, some I find funny, some I don’t, but so what, that is my subjective judgement based on my sense of humour; it is certainly not a reflection on your choices.

    Oh, and just occasionally, there is one that makesmelaughoutloudandprojectcoffeefrommynose! I love those ones. My keyboard doesn’t, but I do.

    A cupful of cold sick to the sanctimonious.

  2. 2
    Neil Rickert

    Your taste for humor is rather different from mine. I always looked forward to your choices. Variety is the spice of life.

  3. 3
    chigau (違う)

    Also educational.

  4. 4
    JesseW, the Juggling Janitor

    I too enjoyed them, and am sorry to see them stop. I am also somewhat confused about what comments you are referring to. Are they on twitter or facebook or somewhere? I don’t see anything but friendly comments on the last few Sunday Funnies posts, unless I am missing something.

  5. 5
    Lofty

    (Snif) Sheds a tear.

  6. 6
    Jason

    Chris,

    How do you spell “fuck those joyless wankers?” I check your blog more often than you post and always enjoy finding your collection of funnies so much that I pass them on. Seriously, fuck those guys,

  7. 7
    equisetum

    Please don’t quit. My wife and I always marvel at you seem to find the best comics.

  8. 8
    rq

    Please do not stop the Sunday Funnies.

  9. 9
    brive1987

    Well that’s not funny at all.

    If the choice is between you banning them or them having you ban the funnies, then I know which side I’d prefer you came down on.

  10. 10
    matthewhodson

    This is why we cant have nice things.
    At least now you will never have two “Sunday funnies” posts in a row ever again!

    Thanks for the blog.

  11. 11
    Brett McCoy

    :-( I liked the Sunday Funnies!

  12. 12
    MikeMa

    I will miss them but the weight of sanctimonious stupid must have been great indeed if it makes you change course.

  13. 13
    bahrfeldt

    Your Sunday Funnies are a bargain at twice the price. Don’t go!

  14. 14
    katkinkate

    Don’t let the wowsers win!! I enjoy your funnies.

  15. 15
    corporal klinger

    Noo, please don’t stop it. It’s part of my sunday morning quality time and I do really enjoy your sense of humour.

  16. 16
    unbound

    Noooooooooo!!!!!

    Ignore the fools and keep pressing on! Pretty please?!

  17. 17
    Kevin, 友好火猫 (Friendly Fire Cat)

    I love the Sunday Funnies :(

    Thanks, humorless jerks!

  18. 18
    janiceintoronto

    Please don’t let the idiots win.

    Keep the funnies…

  19. 19
    eidolon

    I would hope that you will change your mind about this. Perhaps those – and I recall only seeing one person – who are so easily offended by anything remotely improper would fare better on PZ’s blog, where he has monitors keeping everything ‘just so’. While we routinely point out that the right wing folks live in their echo chamber, there is also a bit of that on FtB. FWIW, perhaps very sensitive people should sit down with a nice warm cup of ‘Shut The Fuck Up’ and read something else as opposed to attempting to police every post on the site.

  20. 20
    busterggi

    Just stop holding a gun to their collective heads and forcing them to read the funnies but don’t stop the funnies!

  21. 21
    Pierce R. Butler

    (With apologies to the Latin-fluent) Illegitimati non carborundum!

  22. 22
    grumpyoldfart

    Sorry to hear that. This was such a nice place until the petty whingers turned up.

  23. 23
    Gregory in Seattle

    Screw the naysayers. Is this their blog, or yours? If they don’t like what you offer, you might suggest that they submit their own idea of funny. Or just tell them to bugger off and find something more to their liking.

  24. 24
    sqlrob

    Aww man, I always looked forward to looking at the Sunday Funnies, even if I rarely commented on them.

  25. 25
    Chris Rodda

    JesseW @ 4

    I took down the Sunday Funnies post that these people just wouldn’t stop on. I just really got sick of them saying all sorts of stuff about me that wasn’t true. I have to put up with enough of that from elsewhere. I don’t have to put up with it on my own blog. Here I can just hit the trash button and make them go away.

  26. 26
    Reginald Selkirk

    Boo hoo hoo. And Mittens is sad too.

  27. 27
    Alverant

    I’m sorry you discontinued them. I really enjoyed those posts. (Never read the comments though.) I might not have liked all the cartoons but not every one has to be comedy gold. Nonetheless, it is your choice and I hope you change your mind one day. It does seem like you have a lot of people who like them. Maybe you and the other bloggers on FTB can set up a Sunday Funnies blog instead? That way everyone can contribute and you won’t have to put up with the haters.

  28. 28
    =8)-DX

    I’d suggest just closing down comments on the previous Sunday Funnies post every time you put up a new one.

    Anooz, always loved the funnies!

  29. 29
    iknklast

    Sunday funnies made my week. Some people need to get a life.

  30. 30
    sirhc58

    Like others here, I really enjoyed the Sunday Funnies. I have no idea what problems the sanctimonious had with it, but I do understand that you don’t want to deal with that crap. If you can be prevailed upon to reconsider, I think that closing the comments for the Funnies would be a reasonable step to take. I’m sorry it had to come to this, though.

  31. 31
    richardelguru

    But, but, but…

    How am I gonna start my Mondays in the future?

    You can’t explain that!

  32. 32
    Physicalist

    :-(

    I liked Sunday funnies.

    I haz a sad.

  33. 33
    flyv65

    Some of them made me smile: some made me laugh out loud. i’ll miss them…

    Bryan…not humor impaired…

  34. 34
    pjmarkowski

    Please don’t stop the funnies. We look forward to them every sunday.

  35. 35
    aroough

    Sorry to hear this. I really looked forward to the Sunday Funnies. Thanks for the laughs over the past year and do hope you will reconsider. On the other hand, I understand not wanting to see the wingnuts responses. Thanks and best wishes.

  36. 36
    tmscott

    Hey Chris,

    Please reconsider. The Sunday Funnies is the best part of my Monday morning in the office.

    Thanks,
    Tom

  37. 37
    julial

    Please Please don’t stop the funnies.
    I desperately need them as R&R after reading your blog to blog combat with the revisionist Stupids.
    If you stop, the terrorists win.

  38. 38
    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    @Pierce R. Butler #21

    Noli sinere nothos te atterere.

    @Chris Rodda:

    I must admit that there have been times I didn’t find the funnies particularly funny, but I’d still hate to see the fussbudgets win.

  39. 39
    thebookofdave

    But…how else am I to know when it’s time for bed on Saturdays?

  40. 40
    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Chris, what did I do to merit moderation?

  41. 41
    ursamajor

    Keep the Funnies. Rather let us vote on which commentators are too stupid to have haging around. Sort of a game of Whack-A-ToneTroll.

  42. 42
    Pieter B, FCD

    It’s your choice and your—if you’ll pardon the expression—cross to bear, but I too will miss the Sunday Funnies, which several times have given me the gift of new cartoonists to follow. I hope you reconsider.

  43. 43
    kacyray

    Chris,

    :(

    The terrorists win?

  44. 44
    changerofbits

    @25 If all they got are lies, you must be doing something right. I’ll second @28′s suggestion of just disabling the comments for the funnies posts.

  45. 45
    Chris Rodda

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne @ 40

    You didn’t do anything. I just temporarily turned on moderation for all comments because I don’t want the commenters who caused me to do this continuing their crap on this thread, so I’m moderating all comments.

    I’m also not posting any comments that people have made with links to other sites that have the thread from the post I took down. I don’t want more comments about it.

    I’ve never done any censoring on this blog, but in this case I temporarily need to.

  46. 46
    had3

    To the willing, there can be no injury. I wonder what would happen if they decided to not be offended?

  47. 47
    adbass

    Aw Man! I look sooooo forward to these every Sunday. Don’t give in!!! (Easy for me to say)
    Anyway, thanks for all the chuckles in the past, Chris…..as well as all the important stuff!

  48. 48
    tom3

    You have no defense against the ignorant. Ignorance cannot win in the long run. Your use of the funnies brought joy to our hearts, while their use of ignorance has taken it away.
    Sorry to see them gone.

  49. 49
    thetar

    The problem is that PZ Myers and the degenerates that form the bulk of his commentarial are repressed and hypocritical wowsers. Don’t give in to those douches Chris.

  50. 50
    richardelguru

    Chris,
    is it possible to moderate on a post by post basis? Maybe turning it on for the funnies would work (though mentioning work causes me to realise that there would be extra for you).

  51. 51
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Nooooooo!

    Dammit. That sucks.

    Please Chris Rodda, please, reconsider.

  52. 52
    No One

    Chris,

    While I’m sad to see the funnies go, I understand and support your doing so.

  53. 53
    Rob

    Hi Chris, I can’t remember if I have commented here before. If I have obviously not often or recently. I value your blog and the work that MRFF does. It’s importance extends beyond the US, just as the reach of the US military does.

    I’ve generally enjoyed the sunday funnies and will be sorry to see them go. I missed the post that led to this unpleasantness, so can’t comment on the particular cartoon. I’m disappointed that people who found it offensive could not find an appropriate way of engaging with you by the sound of things.

    I hope you change your mind re the funnies. I’ll certainly be back to read your blog in any case. Best wishes.

  54. 54
    thebookofdave

    Same for me. But if you’re serious about canceling the Funnies, at least you’ll be sparing me the weekly ritual of wrapping my keyboard in plastic before logging onto FtB.

  55. 55
    chigau (違う)

    Still learning.

  56. 56
    zbeeblebrox

    Please, don’t let those assholes dictate your actions. I am a retired vet (17 years Navy and 4 years Army), and I will miss the funnies. Please reconsider.

  57. 57
    Synfandel

    Thank you for all the Sunday Funnies you gave us. I miss them.

  58. 58
    didgen

    I will miss the funnies so much, I shared them frequently with my grandsons. I find it sad that anyone would have been so offended.

  59. 59
    alwayscurious

    I love the funnies! They are the hook that brought me to your blog in the first place, couldn’t you just disable the comments on the comics thread? Thank you for all the previous ones, they were awesome!

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