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Mark Jeffrey Premium

Brit living in Switzerland.

Recent Comments

  1. 7 days ago on Wizard of Id

    Only in America.

  2. 11 days ago on Dick Tracy

    In case anyone missed the reference, Christpher Wren designed Saint Paul’s cathedral in London, along with a lot of other important buildings, especially replacing those (like the previous cathedral) destroyed in the Great Fire of London which happened in 1666.

  3. 12 days ago on PC and Pixel

    Lines like this really did used to form up in the old Soviet bloc countries. There were always things in short supply, and any hint of a queue would attract other people hoping to find something they could buy. Even if they couldn’t use it themselves, they would be able to sell it on. I suspect this may be happening again in Russia today.

  4. 16 days ago on Dick Tracy

    Major Bloodnok was a regular character in the 1950s British radio comedy series “The Goon Show”.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_Bloodnok

  5. 18 days ago on Over the Hedge

    I’m one of those who can’t wear earbuds at all. They fall out within moments, no matter what size I choose. The reduction in choice of styles gets very annoying. Fortunately, I’m not tied to Apple.

  6. 18 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Here in Switzerland we use two-letter abbreviations of the canton names (like US states but far more independent). It’s common to use the first and last letters of the canton. We use these a lot, notably as the first two letters of every car license plate. So, we have VD for canton Vaud, and VS for canton Valais for example, but it isn’t universal. To make it worse, we are also dealing with four different local official languages. Valais is French, but Wallis is the name of the same canton in German. So good luck guessing which is which if you don’t know all the abbreviations. A really good one is “AI” which stands for “Appenzell Innerrhoden”, but most Swiss recognise this as usually meaning “Rental Car”. Appenzell Innerrhoden is a very small half-canton (don’t ask) which adopted tax laws that are very favourable to rental car companies, so there are many thousands of cars registered from there which have nothing to do with actually living in the place.

  7. 18 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Now that is plausible deniability.

    Pity the poor people of the town of Scunthorpe in the UK when companies started filtering their input fields for profanity. The “Scunthorpe problem” is now a documented issue for IT developers and has a Wikipedia page.

  8. 18 days ago on Dick Tracy

    Nice profile of Liz in panel 2.

  9. 20 days ago on PC and Pixel

    Waiter: “How well done do you want your steak, sir?”

    Oscar Wilde: “Just wipe the animal’s a*** and lead it to the table.”

  10. 26 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Well, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simulation_hypothesis lists a very large number of citations, some of which are from scientific journals. Nothing conclusive of course, but there is certainly a lot of “expert discussion” out there.