Two Cartoonist Link Minds On Opposite Sides Of The Atlantic

On March 12, 1951, Hank Ketcham’s Dennis the Menace comic strip first hit American newspapers.

Where it Gets Weird:

Just a few hours before Ketcham’s “Dennis the Menace” hit the nation, on the opposite side of the Atlantic, the first appearance of what went on to become cartoonist David Law’s most famous creation, “Dennis the Menace” comic hit newsstands.

The two comics strips both had the same exact name and were published at the same time.

Neither man knew or had any way of knowing, that there was an equivalent comic being developed elsewhere. No lawsuits were filed, the two cartoon characters had nothing in common and both went on to become immensely popular with their respective audiences.

We like to think that our creativity is our own but what if it’s simply part of a larger system. What if every idea is routed through multiple people until it achieves a successful state within reality? Just a thought.

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  1. //What if every idea is routed through multiple people until it achieves a successful state within reality?//
    Yes! I’ve thought that & I’ve noticed that it keeps happening in many different human domains. IMHO it’s evidence of natural systemic creative force embedded in us. On the surface a thing like copycat cartooning may seem unimportant but I think it implies that every creative thinker is someone who’s life touches an uncanny mystery and disciplines themselves to record some dimension of it.

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  2. IMHO willingness to be open minded inspires connection to creativity. This was the missing factor that allowing me to find sobriety and serenity. I found only after my own resources ran out, and I was humbled, preconceived ideas turned out to be Wishful magical thinking. when I give up trying to control outcomes the communication with a higher power became a daily regular occurrence. I think we all come into the world with certain gifts that dovetail with a community of creators. Everyone has something to contribute!! We didn’t make ourselves or our gifts. There are so many Mysteries!! Gratitude has a lot to do with being able to be receptive to the solution to many problems in my humble opinion!! There are so many things that are incredibly beautiful if we only have awareness to see them!!

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  3. Wow! As a writer, I’ve once or twice found someone else’s story with a similar premise to my own, but never anything like this!

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  4. Reminds me of the TV show Bright.

    You stated — “he suggested creative forces bombard the earth all the time. ”

    My response — It may be possible that creativity is either pre-programmed or connected in a way that can’t (at the moment) be measured.

    Wally’s response is typical of “Bible when it’s convenient” Philosophy. As I stated before I get to see all three sides complain to me.


  5. It certainly supports the idea of The Field. My dad invented the electric toothbrush and when he went to patent it someone beat him to it within hours. ❤️🦋🌀

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  6. Obviously a case of great minds think alike!

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  7. Are you familiar with the Advaita Vedānta? In Hindu philosophy the cosmos is all one thing, but, it’s not a thing, but an illusion, a subject, not an object. Ramama Maharshi stated that space is consciousness, the background that enables us to see objects and the world is a projection like a movie on a screen. One never notices the background but it is very clear to those awakened from the dream of the Brahman. It’s a dream within a dream

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    • You Asked — “Are you familiar with the Advaita Vedānta?”

      My Answer – – No. I did review it and found it to be very interesting. I may even agree with some of it’s teachings as it relates to my personal understanding of reality (with some variance).

      But I think it falters when it restricts everything to one reality with no possibility of other realities (Brahman).

      From a religious perspective I think there is a place outside of this reality:

      2 Corinthians 12:2-2 — 2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know—God knows.

      From a perspective of science I favor the Multiple reality theory (MRT):

      Where we are continually confronting several realities simultaneously via our connections between them. MRT focuses on intense perspective in relation to external common markers. So we are always confronting several types of realities. Our personal experience is not drawing its meaning from one reality but rather from a multiplicity of realities rooted by the reference point. MRT easily explains all strange phenomenon and fully supports observable science.

      A person could easily see the comparison to strange relativity, when studying the effect it has on the observer in relation to time.

      Just a thought


      • I was trying to tie another insight to your article here—how the two authors could be connected.
        Essentially though, Brahman is everything perceived but is illusory. Even science, when it’s broken down to its smallest form it’s no different than the particles that make up a movie projection. When we undertake the spiritual process we ultimately find that what is sought is the seeker. What is found is he who was looking. The seeker and the sought are one in the same. That realization is awakening— from the dream within the dream.

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        • This gets dangerously close to virtual reality theory and may suggest that everything is the same on our side


          The movie projector is not the same 😉

          It’s outside of us and may even speak to agency.

          I would agree that part of the structure is as he states.

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