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  1. 6 days ago on Peanuts

    Same. I love the line “…her little darling…” Can’t help but grin and think of “those” parents.

  2. 8 days ago on Andy Capp

    Seems logical to me.

  3. 13 days ago on Arlo and Janis

    I remember when they used to be portrayed at work and then it suddenly stopped. There was no official retirement (that I recall), JJ just didn’t have them at work anymore. I have a VERY vague recollection of him stating somewhere that he would no longer be portraying them at their jobs because his readers preferred the “home based” strips. This was at lest 15 years ago? Maybe? (I’ve reached the age where things that happened 2 decades ago seem like yesterday and things that happened yesterday seem like 2 decades ago.)

  4. 22 days ago on For Better or For Worse

    Over 25 years ago when I started working for my current employer I was a young man who preferred sleeping in. I became friends with a guy about 15 years older than myself who grew up on a farm. His personal feeling is that if you get up past 4:30, “The day is half shot.”

    His influence, along with various life circumstances, brought me to the point that my alarm is set for 4:00 a.m. every weekday and never later than 6:00 (usually 5:00) on weekends.

    On the rare occasion I’m in bed when my kids get up, they all want to know “What’s wrong with Dad?!?!?”

    I am indeed a fan of sunrises.

  5. 23 days ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    This was always my feeling about sports as well.

    I’m 52 and I can still remember the defining moment in the 1st grade like it was yesterday: We were all excited about signing up for baseball. At the end of the day, everyone had their sign-up form in-hand as we made our way to the exit. As I rounded the corner to go down the stairs it dawned on me: If I was in baseball, I wouldn’t be able to go home and do what I wanted. I’d have to say late in the place I hated most: School.

    The sign-up form was tossed into the garbage can at the bottom of the stairs and my sports career was over.

    Later, our gym teachers were often coaches from the football or basketball team. I still remember playing some game or other in middle school gym. I was starting to have a little fun when I did the wrong thing (because the rules had not been explained) and the coach started yelling. He wasn’t explaining, he wasn’t guiding, he was yelling. This moron – who failed to explain the rules to us – proceeded to ask “Haven’t you ever watched on TV?!?!?!”

    No. No I hadn’t watched it on TV because I wasn’t interested. I may have become interested but his idiotic behavior squashed the spark of interest.

    I looked at him very calmly with a raised eyebrow and said “Is it really necessary to speak to me that way?” He didn’t know what to say so he walked away.

  6. about 1 month ago on One Big Happy

    Reminds me of a “technical” project manager….

  7. about 1 month ago on Wizard of Id

    It’s the cookies that get me every time.

  8. about 1 month ago on Bloom County

    Ripley / Hicks 2024“It’s the only way to be sure.”

    (If you know, you know.)

  9. about 1 month ago on Pearls Before Swine

    This reminds me of watching wood carvers. If you ask them “How did you carve such a beautiful horse out of that log?”, they will answer “It’s easy really. You just carve away all the wood that doesn’t look like a horse.”

  10. about 1 month ago on Bloom County

    Higher than today’s price, but it has had multiple stock-splits since then.

    The truth be told, the AT&T that remained after the break-up into the “Baby Bells” (in 1982) was ultimately bought out by one of those bells (I don’t recall which off the top of my head) and it took on the name AT&T. So the whole thing got a little complicated.

    Either way, you’d be money ahead.