The turtle is going to be a turtle no matter how many files you delete; and will remain a turtle long after your deleted files are forgotten. The point is... well, one possible point is... that most of the everyday stuff that people get all worked up about is actually pretty irrelevant in the grand scheme of things, and the people (or reptiles) that understand this tend to find the most happiness in life.
Not really sure where you get that. He found the file in the third panel, so no big deal either way. You could also interpret the comic as... things happen; we go on living our lives and turtles go on living theirs. If your interpretation really is the point Randall is trying to make, it's awfully hackneyed, poorly executed, and there are many other examples of art that do it better.
Or maybe you can interpret it as, "Hey, you have a pet turtle and you are forgetting to feed it!". I like the latter interpretation better. But they are both still pretty stupid.
Simplistic comics are fine, if they are saying something deep in a simple way, or maybe if they are telling a simple, yet amusing joke. But this is just simple, and not really saying anything interesting at all.
Sure, because obviously if it was saying something then you
would have seen it... it's just not possible that you'd miss something that other people are seeing... why, the very notion.... it would mean that....
I didn't see it, which is why I came here to see if anyone else was able to offer up a reasonable interpretation. No one has yet and I've nearly given up.
This is why I don't hang out with stoners. And also because I don't want to watch "Finding Nemo" again for the 1000th time.
Because any point that you
can't grasp immediately must surely be something irrational... something drug induced... indeed, maybe even crazy...
Again, give me a reasonable explanation as to the meaning of this comic, whether drug-induced, surreal, existentional, zen or whatever.