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Thursday | November 6th, 2008

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November 6th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

Haha, so true, America was invented by us. It’s hilarious when I meet people who thinks internet was invented by americans. :P

November 6th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

Well, the ARPAnet did start in America. But yes, America did start in Europe :D

November 6th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

Hehe nice plug there.

November 6th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

dont forget that it wasnt the damn fool colombus who was the first euorope that saw america ,. it was a viking and vinland sounds better then america ^^

November 6th, 2008 at 5:02 pm


November 6th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

Oohhoh great burn :D
also we invented beer…

November 6th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

hehe, true. a country with less that a millenium of history can not be the best country ever.

funniest thing is patriotism in america. they can’t be patriots, because you need to be a native to the country. thing is, the people that call themselves americans nowadays slaughtered most of the native inhabitants (the “indians”)…

full of contradictions, these americans…

November 6th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

hahaha, so true. Every single tradition in the continent is influenced by Europe. Even the new trends affect us, a tad late, but they eventually get here.

November 6th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

Owned and operated by Europeans since 1492

November 6th, 2008 at 5:24 pm

Wasn’t the premise of the internet a CERN invention first?

November 6th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

So then i guess i should blame you Europeans for the slavery of my ancestors then, huh??

November 6th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

I don’t actually recognise American independence so it is just another state of Europe, albeit our slightly backward, overweight, argumentative state. Still things looking up for them now. Speaking of which, I am wondering if there is going to be a mass evacuation of rednecks now that Obama is president – where would they go?

November 6th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

Frozen_flame, Tim-Berners Lee, man of teh protocol was working at CERN when he came up with either TCP/IP, or http… Can’t remember what,,,

So yeah, the internets were made in Europe, and invented by a Brit :P

November 6th, 2008 at 5:36 pm

all rednecks will be moved to alaska xD

November 6th, 2008 at 5:42 pm

I loved your comic, though I pity you for having so many stupid fans. Chibby seems to be confused what patriotism entails, as well as the bloody history of the settling of Europe (or perhaps pre-history) where the original inhabitants were slaughtered to make room for those who are now known as Europeans. Z@GG, assuming he is black, seems to be confused on how his ancestors were enslaved, they lost tribal wars and were sold off by other black men to the Jewish & European traders who sold them to (mostly) white owners in the Americas. I love people who try to establish their superiority on moral grounds & yet fail to have their facts straight — then again, if they were the type of people to get their facts straight, they might have something tangible to base their self-esteem upon rather than falling back to vague appeals to their “being a good person.”

November 6th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

world history in short,. black man finds europe,. europe man finds america,. new american man starts to push away the indians(native americans) to make room for himself ^^

November 6th, 2008 at 5:55 pm

@nalr – Tim-Berners Lee was the man who first linked HTTP to a server via the Internet… Internet was already in place when he created what is referred to now as the web back in 1990 while working at CERN

November 6th, 2008 at 5:56 pm


November 6th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

actually the Egyptians invented the first beer type beverage

November 6th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

@ AZ@GG: yes we had slavery in europe long before even the vikings tought about sailing west.

November 6th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

Vikings discovered “vinland” (somewhere around New York), they originally met 7 locals. slew the 5 of them :P
the two that escaped warned the rest of the locals, and after a mere ten years the vikings where driven out of their colony.
Imagine if they hadnt slaughtered those first indians? if the vikings had settled in peacefully with them?

November 6th, 2008 at 6:25 pm

viking mad viking smash xD

November 6th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

Actually the vikings settled in newfoundland….

November 6th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

Oh and, Bollywood makes more films then Hollywood… :P

November 6th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

Touche Mr. Madsen, but hopefully America will follow Europe with the universal healthcare like in some european countries and gay marriage, Go Europe

November 6th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

Isn’t the Spanish more involved than Europe? regardless who paid, who landed there?

November 6th, 2008 at 7:35 pm

This is why we Americans see Europe as a bunch of socialist jerks

November 6th, 2008 at 7:47 pm

as a blonde and stupid swede is say go scandinavia ^^ the good part of europe xD

November 6th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

the best cars are from europe

November 6th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

Personnally, I find those kinds of figth pretty useless and futile. I’d like to remind you that we all live on the same planet, and that we’re also enterring an era where country borders (and at the same time, identities), are things of the past. I strongly beleive that we should all start thinking as a whole planet, instead of a bunch of contries.

November 6th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

Hence why Canada will always brown nose Europe WE know who give us our allowance. XD yeah for mom and dad :P

November 6th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

Nexist, you beat me too it. Excellent post. Although I do love the humor in the comic.

November 6th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

Guys, read the name of the gag plz

November 6th, 2008 at 11:53 pm

The title is a gag on its own, hence we are meant to fight over this :D

November 7th, 2008 at 12:48 am

Uhm… Martijn, the Czech Republic made the first beers…

November 7th, 2008 at 1:31 am

world wide web was invented in europe :)

November 7th, 2008 at 6:28 am

Beer was invented in ancient Babylon, as sustenance. The archaeological record has found traces of certain alcohol-making yeasts on pottery, and partial recipies written in the ancient Sumerians. So you could make an arguement that beer has been around as long as the modern idea of ‘civilization.’ Funny, no?

Less funny is generalizing individuals into a whole based on anything besides how they themselves act.

November 7th, 2008 at 7:40 am

wait.. correction: SWEEDEN imitates America. Not the whole Europe.

November 7th, 2008 at 8:30 am

So the Europeans invented the internets, who built the first tube?

November 7th, 2008 at 10:06 am

America my have started the physical network (ARPAnet) but .eu started the WWW
From : “The World Wide Web was created at CERN in 1991 by the software developer Tim Berners-Lee and his project manager Robert Cailleau.”
Cailleau is a Belgian (Yay Belgium !) so technically the www was (co-)invented by a Belgian :-)
And Swedish cars rule, just love my Saab :-)

November 7th, 2008 at 11:03 am

ARPANET, the Internet’s precursor, was very American and existed in the 70’s. HTTP and thereby the WWW was invented at CERN in Switzerland, so is European.

And beer was indeed invented in ancient times. All the Czech people did was popularize bottom-fermenting beer production like they did it in Plzn, which would therefore be called Plzner (or pilsener) beer. Bottom-fermenting yeasts work at lower temperature, reducing the chance that the beer will spoil during fermentation.

November 7th, 2008 at 2:15 pm

The Internet might have been invented by the US but the invention of the World Wide Web was by Tim Berners-Lee a Londoner.

November 7th, 2008 at 2:32 pm

@John – Speak for yourself, buddy.

November 7th, 2008 at 3:48 pm

Europe did invent America. And all Americans are indeed Europeans.

November 7th, 2008 at 6:37 pm

Start handing out spoons, because you can all eat my ass.

@Chibby – I haven’t killed anybody. Please clench your ass so that your brain loses oxygen. The less you think the better off we all are.

November 7th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

Mr. Madsen will be responsibel for the next world war.

November 7th, 2008 at 10:43 pm

The Internet was not “invented” at all. It was “developed”. It’s a collection of more than one piece of technology.

November 8th, 2008 at 2:39 am

Dude. When did Spain cease being part of Europe? And why was I not notified?

November 8th, 2008 at 4:42 am

So, by your statement, “America was invented by Europe,” wouldn’t then mean, by extension, Europe is responsible for Microsoft?

November 8th, 2008 at 6:15 am

So I just browsed through this whole long list of slop and just thought I’d throw this out there: regardless of which country is responsible for what inventions, this argument has become a battle of the patriots between Americans and Europeans, for the most part. I’d like to point out that you, that is, anyone reading this, did not invent ARPAnet, http:, or beer, so kindly drop the pretentious and self-righteous defenses already, if you would. Nobody should feel any pride or shame for something that someone else did, simply because they were born in the same country as you.

November 8th, 2008 at 9:12 am

You think that’s bad VeC? You ever been to ANY live sporting event? Or even watched one on TV? “WE WON! WE WON!” bleh.

In which a joke in an internet comic strip sparks angry shouting
November 8th, 2008 at 7:07 pm

Africa invented humanity. I think we all know who the REAL winner here is.

November 9th, 2008 at 2:01 am

I invented beer ;) LOL xD

November 9th, 2008 at 4:43 am

@Rogerjak: Hey, fuck you. I’m Asian. ;)

— Griffinhart

November 9th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

@Rogerjack – I’m fairly certain most of the african-americans aren’t European…

November 10th, 2008 at 2:51 am

Hah I Drink Beer! Really really well!!!
AAAAAAnd…. I like the Interweb thingy

a lot

(so I win)

November 10th, 2008 at 6:49 am

Deus Ex Machina!

November 10th, 2008 at 10:40 am

Funny, half of the US was actually invented by Mexico, but I guess ethnocentrism makes people forget that type of stuff.

November 10th, 2008 at 12:57 pm

Americans are just Europeans with half the brain and twice the weight.

And now I’ll go give it a rest.


There is no spoon.