Packratjohn Premium

Just an old fart who enjoys humor in all shapes and sizes. I am the "hermit on the hill", and I like it that way.

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  1. 3 days ago on Steve Breen

    Reminds me of the Man in the Street interviews. People couldn’t name the three branches of government but they could rattle off all of the people in the Kardashian Klan.

  2. 4 days ago on The Argyle Sweater

    She does have an unfair advantage. When I step on a Lego it hurts like, well…. it hurts a lot.

  3. 5 days ago on Bloom County

    Holy Opus, Batman!

  4. 6 days ago on Tom the Dancing Bug

    So I pose this question; is Summer exothermic or endothermic?

  5. 7 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    With respect to you, this is why I would never use the bible as a scientific reference. What you quote from the Psalms confuses the issue. Supposedly god reduced man’s lifespan from 800 years to 120. Why? And if that was the new age limit, why can’t we all live to see it? 80 is a far cry from 120. You are correct about infant and childhood mortality. If you could get past six years old, you might make it to adulthood, maybe even to 40 or so. 80 and 90 year old people existed but were very rare, much as a 110 year old would be today. So I maintain that since the Dark Ages, or Medieval times, or the time of Jesus, life expectancy has risen well over 30 years. Remember, we’re talking about life expectancy, or how long can I reasonably expect to live, not the flukes or failures.

  6. 7 days ago on Clay Bennett

    Is that the note he passed to the judge?

  7. 7 days ago on Robert Ariail

    I don’t wish them dead, just that they come to their senses.

  8. 7 days ago on Last Kiss

    I missed the announcement, so I’m belatedly wishing you no symptoms and a speedy recovery. We need you around for a long time yet.

  9. 7 days ago on Brewster Rockit

    Comets, have, comas, usually.

  10. 7 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    “delay death for a short time”… Since true medical science took over from the Dark Ages, life expectancy has increased 30 years or more. In the overall scheme of things, that may not seem like a lot, but hey, I’ll take it! We’re heading for “Escape Velocity”. If every year we make advances in science that extend our life span, one day we will be able to extend it by one year every year. That means you won’t die. Interesting to ponder.