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Darkest line from Dark Knight.

“Sometimes, the truth isn’t good enough. Sometimes, people deserve to have their faith rewarded.”
– Jim Gordon

The obvious implication being, the truth will not reward your faith. What you believe is a lie.


  1. Cubeland Mystic says:

    The truth is every last one of us will end up on the cross. Not many want to hear the truth.

    I don’t think it is that deep Matt. I haven’t seen the film so I don’t know the context. It just sounds really cool. Faith and reward in the same sentence is kind of a superstitious economic interpretation of man’s relationship to God. Assuming we are talking about eternal things and not fidelity to the team. It’s the appease-the-deity interpretation.

    I think a more accurate implication of the line is that we deserve a few parties before the executioner drives the nails into our limbs. Big deal, I’ll show you fear in a handful of dust.

    I’ll go back to my hovel now.

  2. Lindsay says:

    Holy Negativity, Batman…

  3. Cubeland Mystic says:

    Yes Lindsay it is negative. I think it’s time I reveal my true super hero identity.

    By day I am cubeland mystic highly paid corporate recluse. But when trouble calls I become Dark Night. Matt is my trusted sidekick, Mr. November. Our job is to remind the spiritually challenged that all roads lead to the grave.

    We make a pretty good team. Sometimes Matt gets annoyed with my superhero look, dreds, Oakley blades, titanium staff, and Kevlar loin cloth, but you never know when an evil villain might open fire after you remind him that all flesh is grass.

    Now you know. Let’s keep it on the down low.

  4. Rhetoricus Maximus says:

    CM, Lindsay,

    Yes, an archvillain … someone such as… Rhetoricus Maximus- who will make mince meat of your syllogisms with a single deft stroke of his pen against your ego.

    “Oh, God! Not the Pleonasmic Hyperbaton!” AHHHHH!!!!

    Weapons are useless! My face is melting! AHHHHH!


  5. Lindsay says:

    POW, ZING!

  6. Dark Night says:

    Rhetoricus Maximus my old friend. We meet again.
    Your Pleonasmic Hyperbaton is useless against my kevlar loin cloth.
    Safely guarded both my syllogisms and ego are from your wickedly villainous stroke.

    Quickly November! Breakout the Yoriktron and show our old friend his future!

  7. Matthew Lickona says:

    Nobody gets out of here alive.

  8. Lindsay says:

    Hee Hee. You love it…

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