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The Wavy Rule, a Daily Comic by Paul Morris: Get Me Rewrite!

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Paul explains today’s “Wavy Rule”:

Last week, Benjamin Chambers posted here on the anniversary of the publication of Shirley Jackson’s 1948 story “The Lottery,” which caused an outcry and controversy across America, for reasons you should remember from English class. What if Jackson had been asked to do a rewrite? Click to enlarge!


More by Paul Morris: Our very own upside-down question-mark naming contest! Plus, “The Wavy Rule” archive; a very funny webcomic, “Arnjuice”; a motley Flickr page; various beautifully off-kilter cartoon collections for sale and free download at Lulu.


A lottery suitable for children, eh? Great!

I had cotton candy at a Buffalo Bisons game a few weeks ago. It was delicious—and VERY sticky.

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