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The Brooklyn Accent Free

Born two years after Charlie Brown's debut; mainframe geek for three decades for a great metropolitan bank, now semi-retired and keeping busy as a spelling and grammar geek for an investment company (with a couple of side gigs). I've identified with Charlie Brown as a kid, Mike Doonesbury in college, Dilbert at work, and Opus in my free time.

Recent Comments

  1. about 11 hours ago on Pearls Before Swine

    The verbosity of the dialogue in the first two panels made it obvious that there was a tortuous pun coming. But I stopped scrolling up so that only the upper tier was visible, spent two minutes turning it over in my head, and still couldn’t figure out what it was going to be. I yield to Mr, Pastis’s more devious mind.

  2. about 11 hours ago on Close to Home

    If he’s willing to install her air conditioners and she takes that as proof of his love, they could be off to a good start.

  3. about 11 hours ago on Non Sequitur


  4. about 11 hours ago on FoxTrot

    Peter could have said, “Great idea, Jason, but I want you to stay close by to watch for any system glitches that might show up. Center of the lawn would afford you the greatest visibility…”

  5. about 11 hours ago on The Argyle Sweater

    I thought it was from Smurfs. Fancy restaurants offer a Smurf ‘n’ Turf.

  6. about 11 hours ago on The Argyle Sweater

    I’d likely never have heard of the Teletubbies if not for Rev. Falwell making a fuss about Tinky-Winky. Tom Paxton sang to the tune of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star:”

    Tinky-Winky must be gay,

    I heard Jerry Falwell say.

    He is purple and what′s worse,

    Tinky-Winky has a purse.

    That triangle on his head

    Is a symbol, Jerry said;

    But for me it′s just a sign

    That Jerry has too much free time.

    Supermarkets around here have big front windows, but they’re usually covered with advertising of the week’s sale items.

  7. about 11 hours ago on Speed Bump

    They read the reviews and made a beeline for the place.

  8. about 11 hours ago on Off the Mark

    Berries with a blue dress, blue dress on…

  9. about 11 hours ago on Off the Mark

    Paxton’s song is rather different from ELO’s.

    “What will it take to whip you into line?

    A broken heart? A broken head?

    It can be arranged. It can be arranged,"

  10. about 12 hours ago on Super-Fun-Pak Comix

    In the song, he’s allegedly (and I presume legally) his own grandpa thanks to in-law relationships. It could happen in our universe.

    By contrast, in the story, he’s literally his own father and mother too—which would require time travel as well as a very unusual congenital genital condition.