#180 A Tasty Treat

#180 A Tasty Treat

Who says moral dilemmas have to be tricky?

For those of you keeping track, today’s comic is a continuation of the series begun in this comic. And who knows, perhaps there will be more!

In completely unrelated news, you should take a look at this other project I have started running recently, The Encyclopedia of American Loons. The entries are all actually written by my friend Fredrik Haraldsen. Fredrik had recently started posting these on Facebook and I thought they would be wonderful for a blog, so he gave me permission to go ahead and start one. So, credit for all of the funny (and informative!) content belongs to him; I am essentially just an editor, offering minor tweaks and additions (photos and a few links and such). Anyway, go and check it out!


Discussion (8)¬

  1. Canuovea says:

    …Oh My…

    This is why ethics is subjective. Or… is it?

  2. ess bee says:

    You didn’t mention where I’d be off to in such a hurry… Maybe I’m on my way to stop a runaway trolley full of dynamite from barreling into a preschool. Or maybe I’m on my way to pick up my Chinese take-out… What if it gets cold?

    Even easy dilemmas are so hard sometimes!

  3. chaospet says:

    You’re right, I really should have been more specific. What was I thinking?

    But to be fair, even if you were on your way to save a preschool full of kiddies from a fiery demise, you still probably shouldn’t eat the one you push into traffic.

  4. ess bee says:

    Even if my Chinese food got cold? Have you tried room temp moo shu? But I concede your point, begrudgingly.

  5. chaospet says:

    I feel your pain, but sometimes doing the right thing requires that we make sacrifices – sometimes even sacrifices as severe as room temperature Chinese take-out.

  6. Abeo says:

    I’m not sure that the efficient use of a dead body should be thought of as “wrong”. In fact, it goes a very short way to rectifying the wrong of causing the death of a child. I mean, we are always told that recycling is important and hunters are generally thought better of the more of the animal they utilize.

    Also, I’m pretty sure the guy would do it even if it meant getting to where he is going took a little longer. The pushing, not the cannibalism.

  7. chaos872 says:

    At what age does killing a “child” become the moral equivalnt of killing a person. cuz there are LOADS of people out there id have no qualms about pushing into traffic. but im hard pressed to think of any children so whats the age that its ok, 12-13ish?