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Eine Kleine Douchebagen by TomPreston Eine Kleine Douchebagen by TomPreston
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Dinofuzz Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehehehehe... Classic! XD Got it? Yeah...
lollerskates1 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
HERESY! THE 'DISLIKE" BUTTON HASN'T BEEN INVENTED YET! WHAT IS THIS NONSENSE?! *waves arms in the air and runs off screaming*
yellowplasma Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hilarious because it is so true!  The more things change the more us human beings remain the same.  
ZacharyTC Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
lol The dumbing down of society! Gotta love how people back then spoke more intelligently! :D
ZacharyTC Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Drat. should have said "Got to"
Cirilee Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOl I think Salieri would have enjoyed our century XD
doubtingthomas Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist
Historically speaking, I'm told, the enmity between them was chiefly a little dramatic license on the part of the bloke who wrote Amadeus. They were rivals, yes, but only in the sense that two different contract plumbers who work in the same town are rivals.

That said, I like Panel 2. :D
juha91 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
True enough. Sometimes I wonder what it would've been like if the Net had been around during the great controversies of history, like during the Papal schism in 1378-1417 or Protestant reformation...
kurtoons Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013

In a way, the Net was; only back then it was called the Printing Press.  The printing press allowed Luther and his supporters to disseminate his ideas to a wide audience.  It also made mass-audience cartoons possible, which enabled Luther to reach a non-literate audience.


(The Protestant and Catholic factions had duelling cartoons; one side presenting Luther as the Ten-Headed Beast of the Apocalypse, and the other portraying the Pope as the Whore of Babylon.  That's because Godwin's Law hadn't been invented yet, so they couldn't call each other Nazis).


The invention of printing was a big reason why Luther's ideas took hold and why he wasn't burned at the stake the way John Hus a century or so earlier was.

juha91 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Yes, I know that printing press made spread of information and ideas easier and aided Luther and his supporter's work greatly. My point was to make a joking image play of what kinda flame wars Internet would've been full of if it did exist in its current form back then. I meant it just as a joke.

However, it's true that the cartoons really were a form of public slandering and expression of opinion during that age. It's in fact, kind of a interesting subject: many people talk about the hate speeches and harassment of the Internet as a modern-day phenomenon, but, in historical sense, public conversation has always been full of harassment and hate messages, ever since Antiquity (and earlier times, most likely). I wonder if there's historical research written about this subject.
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