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Strip #190 — Wednesday, August 29, 2007
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Notes, Thoughts, &c.

Ben's Notes

If you haven't been following Wicked Powered, this is a good time to start. The main characters are reliving their past, so the first strip repeated itself a couple weeks ago. They're going through the early archives, reposting exact copies of the old comics, all for solid plot reasons.

Lewis's Notes

This strip reminds me of a philosophical paradox. We can ask what the most useful question/answer pair is. And, presumably, the answer to that question would be really useful to know. Perhaps, the most useful thing to know.

So then, that question and its answer would be the most useful question/answer pair. So the answer to that question would be that question and its answer.

This is not the cleanest paradox, as there are a number of different ways you might respond, and the set up is fairly confusing. Zeno's paradoxes and the Liar paradox are way nicer, but this one is still interesting.

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