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  1. about 9 hours ago on B.C.

    Take care! At 80 I suspect it is not your first joint replacement. In any case you will have time to keep in touch with us!

  2. about 23 hours ago on For Better or For Worse

    We can do more than our duty. That is where the appellation “outstanding” came in.

  3. about 23 hours ago on For Better or For Worse

    The only one I know of is experience. Fool me once….

  4. about 23 hours ago on For Better or For Worse

    When I started my final job in 1984 I soon found myself repairing company beepers. They didn’t do any more than beep or vibrate, but it was enough for an ET phone home alert.

  5. about 23 hours ago on B.C.


  6. 1 day ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    On the other hand, my family was a mess back then. Today we have a good family, and hiking trails in the forest with a trailhead about 2 miles away.

  7. 1 day ago on Arlo and Janis

    “Indian movies” at night after the station signed off. Trivia: that picture was produced by a camera with a special video tube called a “vidicon.” The picture was inside the tube.

  8. 1 day ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    Now, to be silly! I will enter “https://youtU.Be/SjiKVx8tC9Y” without the fixing up but with a couple extra characters: ;^>

  9. 1 day ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    AFAIK the only way they are deleted is if somebody clicks on the flag to the right of the comment, flagging it as violating GC policies. I don’t know exactly the process from there, but for the record I don’t see anything wrong with this comment at all. If it goes away somebody has taken an unhealthy dislike for you personally.

    In a related string, the autocensor in GC is really primitive. Often we will puzzle over why it won’t let people post something with a word or abbreviation it finds on its “naughty” list. The list is never known and changes frequently. Anyway, when autocensor gets crosswise the proposed comment gets a generic Bad Word Somewhere" warning and refuses to post. If it posts and disappears, either there was a glitch (not common) or somebody flagged it.

    Finally, links to websites are not allowed, but we have lots of workarounds. Changing some letters in the header (like wwW and .cOm) can sneak the link through. If it doesn’t get through there is just a “>” displayed, ending the comment. For example https://youtU.Be/SjiKVx8tC9Y works while the original doesn’t: >

  10. 1 day ago on B.C.

    I think all of us see the world as a long pull ahead of us, so if we are going to make the best of it we should get cracking (an expression older then YOLO!) Then we reach old age and we have to completely readjust again.

    I wonder how old the phrase “bucket list” is. I don’t know about anybody else, but I never had one. By the time I retired I had done more than I ever knew even existed. I’m not looking for more experiences, but for “west and wewaxation at wast!” [Elmer Fudd]