Lies, Damned Lies, and Lions

Lies, damned lies, and lions

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics” – Benjamin Disraeli, as quoted by Mark Twain.

(Note that the above sentence may itself be a lie, as the sentence may be falsely attributed to Disraeli)

Here’s another comic featuring lions.



How should we deal with issue of under-representation, such as was raised during the latest All-White Oscar Controversy, which broke after realizing that all of the Academy Award nominees are all-white actors, for a second year in a row? Do we need to establish quotas, or take some other form of affirmative action? Do we need to tackle this issue through better education to cultural diversity? Or maybe it’s sort of unrealistic to expect that everyone would be equally represented in every possible field, at any given point in time?

The comic obviously portrays an exaggerated situation for comical purposes, but it tries to make this exact point. Part of diversity is realizing that different groups of people, at different times, will dominate different areas and excel in different professions.

On that same notion, here’s what comedian Jerry Seinfeld had to say when confronted with the fact that guests on his online show “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” are mostly white males:

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Freedom of Religion

For the record, I’m Jewish and have never celebrated Christmas.

Whichever holiday you celebrate, whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Festivus – you should celebrate it proudly, and you should have the right to celebrate it in public.

Happy holidays, and see you in 2015!

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Happy thanksgiving to those of you who celebrate it!

UPDATE: Seems like this cartoon just went viral – it was the top link on Reddit’s front page yesterday via /r/funny, and was featured on Imgur’s most viral links, with almost 850,000 views so far. Thanks to everyone who upvoted, liked, shared and tweeted. For fresh new cartoons please feel free to follow me, for older cartoons feel free to visit the archives here.