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The Pillow Method

- by Ragnar Brynjúlfsson © 2001

The Pillow Method is a comic that helps you make difficult decisions, while at the same time making your life a tad more dangerous!

The Pillow method

Young Rod is trying to make a difficult choice in his life.

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Have you ever had to make a difficult decision? Choose a job, vote for a president or make an artistic decision.

Panels illustrating the different choices. Work as an astronaut or a stripper, vote for candidate A or B (they're all the same) and chose between two abstract patterns.

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Here in three simple steps is the solution to all your problems.

STEP #1 - The question

Rod looking cheekily over at the next panel, which is a picture of him in bed with a nice looking guy.

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Let's take little Rod here, he thinks he might be gay....or bi or...

Showing a graph with a variety of possible and impossible partner choices.

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Having too many options makes coming to a conclusion more difficult (and more dangerours, see step #3).

To narrow things down for little Rod, we've given him only two options, homo or hetero.

Thumbs up for little Rod, he's ready to continue.

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So now he's ready for...

STEP #2 - The Pillow

Rod is relaxing in bed with his favorite teddy bear.

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Climb into bed.

TEDDY

The idea behind the Pillow Method is that deep down inside you know the answer!

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Take a deep breath...

Teddy

Here comes the pillow kids!

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...and stuff your face into the pillow.

Rod takes a deep breath, and dives face first into his pillow, sending the teddy bear flying.

Teddy

Weeee....

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The trick is to not lift your head, no matter what happens until you've made up your mind...

Not lifting his face from the pillow, and not able to breathe, Rod is forced to think hard to find a solution to his problem.

Step #3 - The Answer

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Now little Rod has only two options.

Arrows point to different panels, illustrating the two choices he has.

Option 1.

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He can make up his mind.

Rod

EUREKA!

Teddy

He's gay.

Option 2.

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Or not make up his mind.

Show a quick sequence of events where Rod suffocates, dies, and is buried.

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Either way, your problem is solved.

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