Published on October 16, 2009


martyr, sacrifice, attention, support, manipulative


I can’t shake the feeling that I had a real chance to martyr myself here, and I just let it slip away.


This Nick Galifianakis cartoon was originally published on October 16, 2009 for the feature Carolyn Hax: Tell Me About It in The Washington Post and other syndicated newspapers. The illustration deals with martyr, self-serving sacrifice, manipulative, over-thinking, selfish, friends, helping, fake, selfless, reciprocation, gain, seeking sympathy, empathy, looking for attention, support, and exaggeration.

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