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  1. about 4 hours ago on Frazz

    Missouri: Where you can have four seasons in one week and sometimes, in one day.

  2. about 17 hours ago on B.C.

    They don’t embarrass me, except for a tiny bit, as they are fellow human beings.

    Your use of words like “Trumptard” and “Republitards” doesn’t embarrass me much either.

    It’s actually a bit helpful, as it shows you have DTS-D, with all that that includes.

  3. about 18 hours ago on B.C.

    TDS: Having an extreme irrational emotional reaction to the immediate past president of the United States, positive or negative, which renders the person largely incapable of examining evidence or following chains of reasoning that might threaten that emotional response. These people are extremely easy to manipulate, and have no idea this is the case.

    Originally only referring to those who have an extreme irrational negative emotional reaction, leading experts in the field of TDS studies (OK, just me) have expanded it to include whose reaction is positive rather than negative.

    TDS-D: The original condition.

    TDS-R: The condition of having an extreme irrational positive emotional reaction to that politician.

  4. about 18 hours ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    An other comma or two would made the preceding clearer.

    I meant that the gesture is in the public domain, not the news.

  5. about 18 hours ago on B.C.

    Well, I wasn’t all that terribly sorry, truth be told.

    There are plenty of problems much more serious than the prevalence of various different mutually-intelligible dialects being skewed the “wrong way”.

    A little bit sorry. But if someone’s upset is self-inflicted and unimportant, it’s hard to be very sad for them.

  6. 2 days ago on B.C.

    Very funny.

    But it’s kind of poor taste to mock the mentally ill. Though some might argue that TDS (TDS-D in this case) is not an actual mental illness, but a choice or a moral weakness.

    Actually, that last does carry quite a bit of weight. So go ahead, be a parody of a TDS-D sufferer.

  7. 2 days ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    Fortunately, there’s a useful gesture that we can use in response to this news which is in the public domain.

  8. 2 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Fortunately, they’re secret, and everyone gets the same one.

    Just ask someone who has one, and they’ll tell you.

    Oh, wait.

  9. 2 days ago on B.C.

    Every C in “Pacific Ocean” is pronounced differently. This listing of shortcomings of English could go on for quite a while.

    “Spelling reform” is not going to help, for what should be obvious reasons. You only have to go 30 or 40 miles from where I am right now to find people who speak of writing with an “ank pin”. Maybe not even that far.

    Throw in the huge number of words which have multiple meanings — “set” in particular has a huge entry in dictionaries, I’m told — and the problem becomes completely intractable for a different reason.

    I’m sure the set of problems is much larger, and if I set my mind to it I could come up with more, but rather than try to set them all down now, I’ll stop. Maybe I’ll set myself down later and come up with more. But I’ve got to set out to pick up some Girl Scout cookies.

  10. 2 days ago on B.C.

    You may feel better soon, if you’re young enough. Eventually the American empire will fall, too. I’m just hoping the Russian empire (such that it is) and the Chinese Communists go first.

    (Preferably, all three incrementally, though the end of Putin’s reign could be dramatic without being catastrophic, with luck. The other two, maybe not.)

    Even after that day comes, commerce — especially entertainment products and aviation — will still carry considerable influence for quite a while. Sorry.