Icarus: what really happened
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Father (5 Dec, 2012) Reply
Stupid punchline. In the original myth the feathers were attached with wax and thus melted when he flew too close to the sun.
CLis150 (5 Dec, 2012)
Yes and no. The Greeks hated hubris (exaggerated pride or self-confidence). I think that today the comic speaks to non-acceptance that a person may have made a mistake - or the overly optimistic, as in "No you are wrong - mortgage-backed securities are safe and nothing can go wrong."
Mother @Father (5 Dec, 2012)
Oh dear. Let's make another one.
666metal (7 Dec, 2012)
You obviously didn't get it.
Image (5 Dec, 2012) Reply
Pythagoras (5 Dec, 2012) Reply
I'm sure he miscalculated the square of the hair over the cube of the pube
Euclid (6 Dec, 2012)
Obviously whatever didn't rhyme with "duck" feathers didn't work either
Euclid (6 Dec, 2012)
Given the outcome, I'm partial to the theory that dominant underestimated factor was the mass of the ass.
Ahone (6 Dec, 2012) Reply
What it doesn't show is that these wings were the prototype. He has six other boys locked up to be used for guinea pigs.
funny pictures (7 Dec, 2012) Reply
nice one
Gravdigr (1 Jan, 2013) Reply
Well that WAS dumb...everybody knows good wings are made of chutzpah and dreams, everybody.
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