Egil skallagrimsson

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  1. 3 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Gas in Canada is running around two loonies per litre.

    And you thought five bucks a gallon was bad.

  2. 3 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Wiley Bears don’t like guns. Wiley Bears don’t need guns. Wiley Bears are strong; Wiley Bears are smart; Wiley Bears are semi-literate.

    Mostly, Wiley Bears are just plain sneaky and they don’t use guns.

  3. 5 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Yes, like we call spacemen “astronauts”, implying they travel to the stars. And Elon Musk calls his soon-to-be-launched rocket a “Starship”.

    Remember, no person, living or dead, has ever left Earth orbit. (That big rock up there orbits Earth too.)

  4. 5 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Always preferred Lord of the Rings, myself. Much better written, with a more closely thought out backstory.

  5. 5 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Probably not true. The story goes back to the earliest times in Mesopotamia. There really was a Great Flood but it covered only the land only between and near the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. A thick layer of silt was deposited there immediately before civilization began.

    Fishermen of the time built small but sturdy and capacious round boats out of reeds and covered them with pitch — similar craft were still being made there as late as the nineteenth century. When the floods began, it appears one farmer made a much larger boat to save his family and enough livestock to begin again.

    A couple of years ago researchers made what they believed to be a copy. As I recall they made it in Pakistan, on the Indus River, because they feared religious fundamentalist violence in Iraq. The boat, which was shaped like a giant upside-down Frisbee, carried a large number of people safely but had no provision for control.

    There are pictures and video on the internet. I’m too lazy to look them up.

  6. 5 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Interesting fact — Unicorns are real, just relabeled. Latin one horn has been replaced with Greek nose horn.

    Kind of spoils the image, doesn’t it.

  7. 5 days ago on Non Sequitur

    I would have said “dining with the Unicorns.”

  8. 5 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Boneless fish => bony fish => coelacanths => tetrapods => amphibians => lizards => crocodilians => dinosaurs => therapods => toothed birds => toothless birds.

    Modern birds are descended from a small subset of toothless birds that lived in burrows and ate seeds. All the rest died.

  9. 5 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Boneless fish => bony fish => coelacanths => tetrapods => amphibians => lizards => protomammals => mammals => simians => apes => hominids => Cro-Magnon => us.

    I will accept anything from mammal on down but do not call me an amphibian, a lizard, or even a monkey. And don ’t call a bird a dinosaur.

  10. 6 days ago on Non Sequitur

    2020 – the last free and honest election.