Win. I laughed for ages on this xD
I think something has gone whooshing over my head here. Explanation please?
I didn’t catch it right away either, but then I realized that both “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey” are epic poems. The joke is that he failed at identifying an epic.
Kudos to you and your wit, sir.
Ok I concede, this is one of the only appropriate moments to use that overused phrase!
Recursive Fail in Macro. Telemachus is in both the Iliad and Odyssey.
Really? He does not appear in this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_characters_in_the_Iliad
Sure, he’s “in” the Iliad, but as a baby, and only for long enough to be placed in front of a plow. He’s featured much more prominently in the Odyssey.
In either alternative it still plays out logically: in this case, as an Epic Fail for the editor (who really ought to know better if s/he is marking).
You could say it is a universally logical literal literary epic fail.
Well, you could cite the definition of “featured” here, because although Telemachus was both important and present in the Iliad, he was not really a “featured character”, and really only had a very minor role.
King of the word games! The alt is particularly peculiar and therefore rUl0rs 😀
Basketcase already did it. http://www.basketcasecomix.com/?p=827
Yeah, and I didn’t notice it until he linked to BasketCase in comic 962.
I hadn’t read basketcase before (aside from a few StumbleUpons), but after following Matt’s link I became an instant fan.
Hey just wanted to point out that I often find your website to be down, I don’t know if it’s a bandwidth thing or what but yeah, sites kinda borked.
Awesome. Totally aced my Classics exam today so this was very appropriate
Well put, my friend, well put.
ooohhh hahahahahaha!! got it
Took me a while to get it. This one was much more difficult but very funny when I figured it out.