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CommonsComix No. 1

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By Adam Cuerden
Original artwork: File:Covent Garden Theatre London fire.jpg

Note: CommonComix no. 2 appeared in the 30 September 2022 issue, in its own dedicated column.

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What? No racial or ethnic diversity within the theatre audience? This needs to be re-drawn!Blue Riband► 01:57, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tagged with [[Category:Images that should use diverse graphics]] FeRDNYC (talk) 03:10, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Looking forward to seeing how this cartoon plays out. Keep it going! ~Maplestrip/Mable (chat) 12:20, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Based on Charlotte Bronte's account in her novel "Villette", those 19th-century theatre fire panics were not amusing at all if you got caught up in one. In some incidents, people died... AnonMoos (talk) 22:48, 2 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You may recognise the image from the Gallery two months ago. It's the second time the Covent Garden Theatre burned down to the ground. I'm kind of going with "things more than 150 years ago are probably alright to use for such purposes", since it's guaranteed to be out of living memory. Kind of like how the Titanic gets used for a lot of things now. But I'll try to avoid such things in future. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 00:04, 3 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Adam Cuerden: I don't think it's an issue. I personally liked it, and I am irl pretty sensitive to violence (can't even watch those once-popular "fail compilations" where someone could have gotten hurt). As long as you don't use recent pictures (or really tasteless ones), you're fine. And yeah, I chuckled, a lot :D –LordPickleII (talk) 20:06, 4 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Your Lordship may imagine that Freedom of Speech entitles you to express such an opinion, but in any civilized society Freedom of Speech cannot be entirely without limits, and my late great great great great great great great great aunt Cunegunda might well have lost a few shillings through investing in that theatre, and I am therefore offended to the very core of my being that anybody might deem the source of her possible distress a suitable subject for laughter, and I shall therefore be demanding that the cartoonist and his wicked defenders such as yourself be immediately subjected to the Supreme Cabal's ultimate sanction (as described in Note 4 of this learned treatise). Tlhslobus (talk) 13:53, 9 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Looks like one of the times you should shout fire in a crowded theatre. Philh-591 (talk) 19:38, 8 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Looks like it was already a bit late to be shouting "Fire". But it seems that freedom of speech does not include the right to shout "Fire" in a crowded theatre, but does include the right to make jokes about Fire in a crowded theatre (or at least it does for the time being, and provided it happened over 150 years ago, and provided nobody declares themselves deeply offended, and ...).Tlhslobus (talk) 13:21, 9 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I feel like the clever cartoonist at fault for creating this is subtly calling Wikipedia a fire... hmm... I mean, it's certainly clever! XFalcon2004x (talk) 20:02, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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