Looks like a picture of a smiling “Honest Abe” in back of Oliver.
Pig is successful at some things, like eating a lot of cheese and pizza while Rat is quite successful for drinking heavily, being anti-social and trolling people on social media. Anyhow, unfortunately for many, the great sage’s advice about success and confidence is the ultimate Catch-22.
Panel 1 is indeed an oddity for Schulz.
In a lot of rooms across this world there are people who confuse recovery with how long they have been in these rooms and have avoided their addictions, yet they seem to lack serenity like Carol’s red headed friend in the strip. Being clean is not measured by days or the number of programs one has tried, if it were then the success rate would be much higher and there would be a lot less anger and frustration on this planet of ours.
Awww, ya have to love Winky, what a great friend! Snow for his part knows that is simply how Winky is wired and rolls with it each morning and is cool with it which is another why Snow is such an amazing feline!
Some of the isolated pockets of Appalachia as well as some of the islands of Chesapeake Bay as well as the Outer Banks have also maintained accents that have not changed a whole lot since when the settlers of these regions arrived from the “old country”. A couple of years back I heard an entertaining piece on NPR about the people of Tangier Island VA who have maintained a dialect that some claim can be linked directly back to 1700’s Cornwall and/or West Country. If you google this you will find a lot of interesting links. Same thing for the High Tider accent of the Outer Banks of NC. Sad thing about Tangier Island though, the rising water of Chesapeake Bay is taking the island at an alarming rate and some day not so far in the near future the residents may have to leave just like some have had to do in small villages in the bayous of Louisiana south of Houma and Thibodaux as Louisiana sinks (Mike Tidwell’s “Bayou Farewell” almost prophetically predicted this back in 2003, pre Katrina).
Languages are constantly evolving, if English did not we would still be using the Old English of Beowulf and then the Normans came with French and Latin.
Albert Bell was quite entertaining, that is for certain. I know that the fans could get under his skin too. One night I was watching late night baseball from Phoenix and apparently someone in the stands either said something to Albert or perhaps threw something in his direction and he went for the stands and the fans scattered like Moses parting the Red Sea. I had not seen anything like that since I saw some Brad Park, Terry O’Reilly and a few more Bruins got up in the stands at Madison Square Garden when a fan stole one of his teammates sticks.
Good movie, one of the funniest parts was Mr Pink (Steve Buscemi) refusing to tip, his rant when got assigned the name Mr Pink was pretty funny too.
That is why I put the “Fred” in! I watch CNN and there is a great weekend anchor by the name of Fredricka Whitfield, son of Mal Whitfield the great Olympian and humanitarian,. She is often called “Fred” by her fellow anchors and reporters. So I do not understand your problem with my post. Everyone knows Fred can be a gal or boy dude! Thus I think you misread my post. I am just pointing out Fred is an unknown factor. No malice intended!