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  1. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 3 years ago

    Well, I really didn’t mean to start all that yesterday. Really!!! I didn’t!!!!

    To those who addressed me directly (after my rant), JPuzzleWhiz ,dzw3030, AStarofDestiny, Jeff081, and Bruno Zeigerts , thank you for your good wishes.

    JPuzzleWhiz: I think your assessment of Prof danglais is correct. I rarely comment at “Andy Capp” but I’ve definitely read many of her comments, in the same vein as yesterday, there.

    dzw3030 : I wish I did have a recipe for cheerfulness, but barring that, I did settle for a cup of tea.

    AStarofDestiny : Thank you, for both your statements. (I never went back, did you see the spider gif I posted for you? I can’t remember where.)

    Jeff0811: Thanks for your good wishes too.

    Bruno Zeigerts : I’m really glad you liked the “Fractured Fairy Tale link.

    On re-reading your replies, I realized you had twice complimented my “ARRRR-GOOO’s” Doppler effect. Thank you. It was simply a coding of font size and colour using HTML.

    Here is a link to the Home Page of the site where I learned to do it. It takes time and experimenting, and I’m still not anywhere near even “almost skilled amateur” yet.

    To the others who addressed “Prof danglais,” hollie2009ad, Redkaycei Repoc, nazzofoggenmach, and NyukNyuk2000, I say again that JPuzzleWhiz’s reply to me is probably accurate, but you tried. Who knows, it may just work this time.

    If you’re at all interested, my morning ended on a high note (I modified a chicken recipe for lunch and it worked), and my afternoon went really well. I went to the library, and there was the latest “Bones” book by Kathy Reichs in what amounts to the “first come first served” section (copies of books in this section can be borrowed, but not reserved) and I got to avoid a 100’s long waiting list! Then, I went to my favourite pub and read for 2 hours supping a cold beer.

    And now, I wonder if the “Prof” is going to jump on me again. (And maybe you, too.)

    With regard to today’s comic….

    it’s not all that good.

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 3 years ago


    Re Yesterday. Yikes, the way Prof Danglais reacts, you’d think two non topical comments would signal the end of civilisation.
    By the way, know any good, simple recipes for rice?

  3. whitecarabao

    whitecarabao said, about 3 years ago

    Fall has fallen.
    When I lived in New England, I could count on the second round of hayfever about now.

  4. Nachikethass

    Nachikethass said, about 3 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    That troll doesn’t understand social interaction!

  5. mdcdjg2008

    mdcdjg2008 said, about 3 years ago

    I’m sorry but seriously get over yourself this is a community board. If the comment is not of an offensive nature and your not interested read past it. I like many of the links Alexikakos posts and hope they continue.

  6. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 3 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    This has been a family favourite for years. I recommend it. It really isn’t difficult to make, I promise.
    From: “Miss Fluffy’s Rice Cook Book”

    Published By: Rice Council for Market Development

    (early to mid 60’s?)(It’s actually more of a pamphlet than book and there is no further publishing data listed.)

    Received: Compliments of DELTA RICE

    “Spanish Rice Au Gratin”

    This is the complete recipe as it appears in the book. But see my notes at the bottom.

    1/2 cup uncooked rice
    1 cup water
    1/2 cup chopped onions
    1/3 cup chopped green peppers
    1/2 cup chopped celery
    1 1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine
    1 cup tomatoes (stewed or canned)

    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon monosodium glutamate
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1 teaspoon chili powder
    1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    1 cup grated cheddar cheese (I use “old” cheddar)

    Combine rice, water, and salt. Bring to boil. Stir; cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 14 minutes.

    Meanwhile, cook onions, green pepper, and celery in butter. Add tomatoes, salt, monosodium glutamate, sugar, chili powder, and Worcestershire sauce.

    Add cooked rice and simmer until thick. Pour into a buttered casserole and top with cheese. Place under broiler and melt. Serves 6.

    Notes from me:

    The monosodium glutamate is strictly optional.
    My mother always distrusted it, and so we never had it.
    The dish is tasty enough without it.

    Use the mildest chili powder you can find, or you’ll destroy the subtle flavours because your tongue is burned.(or cut it down to 1/2 teaspoon or less even)

    From experience:
    1) Cook the rice at a simmer for 20 minutes in at least 3 cups of water. Drain the excess water off before adding the rice to the other ingredients.
    2) Cook the onions, celery, and green pepper until soft so their flavours spread throughout the dish when they’re mixed with the rice.

  7. Nigel Callaghan

    Nigel Callaghan said, about 3 years ago

    Hear, hear!

  8. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 3 years ago

    More fun and insults!!!!

    I Think this might have happened to dear old “Prof.” But she can’t live the last verse because nobody wants her.

    It’s a surprise link.

    2 Minutes 23 Seconds

  9. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 3 years ago

    All right, all right, I’ll just ignore her from now on.

    But some things are too good to resist.

  10. sottwell

    sottwell said, about 3 years ago

    Excellent recipe, I’ve used one much like it for more than 40 years. I think mine came from my mother’s original Better Homes and Gardens cookbook, the red plaid binder that was really cloth-bound. Nowadays, chili powder and cheddar cheese being hard to find where I live, I’ve adapted it into an Indian recipe with tandoori spices and a smaller amount of whatever cheese comes to hand. To make it a bit healthier I use brown rice, with olive oil instead of butter. Seems to taste even better when baked for a few minutes in my old cast iron pot.

  11. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 3 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Have more than twice as much water as you are going to use rice.
    put in pot, pot on stove eye.
    turn on heat
    Bring to boil
    boil 18 minutes, add salt to taste
    Drain excess water with arsenic through collander
    add margarine or butter and black pepper to taste
    alternative involves eating eating with gravy, but that’s too complicated for a Monday.

  12. kea

    kea said, about 3 years ago


    get a blog

  13. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, about 3 years ago

    Sorry, kid. I stepped on it…twice

  14. puggles

    puggles said, about 3 years ago

    I’ll probably get jumped, too. I don’t post much on GoComics because people can be SO mean. However, as a “lurker” I prefer not to see the recipies and off-topic comments. It takes away from the fun of the strip. Plus, I have to preview everything to make certain it is OK for a child to read the comics. Isn’t it pathetic that adults ruin the comics for the kids?

  15. Kathy Marie

    Kathy Marie GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    What the heck are you babbling about?? ANd PS- I love todays cartoon. :-p

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