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Pibgorn by Brooke McEldowney


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  1. Captain Smokeblower commented on Betty 9 days ago

    I get a pick-me-up from espresso, but don’t get the sophistication. I wonder if I’m using the wrong roast.
    Oh, and I’d drink several if espresso came with weight loss.

  2. Captain Smokeblower commented on Free Range about 1 month ago

    What are they teaching in school these days! Everyone knows it would be, “Evan is a miserable cretin squared.”

  3. Captain Smokeblower commented on Grand Avenue about 1 month ago

    I’m retired in Arizona and I’m about to rake leaves for the second time this fall. The oak trees have all dropped their leaves, but the sapling oaks from acorns the squirrels buried last year (and subsequently forgot) are just starting to turn gold. I may ignore them. Today I will clean the pine needles out of the rain gutter in preparation for winter snow. Our town has a message board that earlier this month displayed, “The average pine tree loses 30% of its needles in the fall. Our pine trees are exceptional.” My rain gutter and yard prove that. I live in the largest stand of Ponderosa pines in the WORLD, and yes, it’s in Arizona. Many Arizonans don’t know about this part of the state. Those that do know, come up here in the summer to get out of the Valley (Phoenix area) heat. Though I will admit not many people retire here to avoid the cold.

  4. Captain Smokeblower commented on Wizard of Id 5 months ago

    Yes, it comes in powder form when very cold, though it tends to clump. You reconstitute it by adding water.

  5. Captain Smokeblower commented on Luann 6 months ago

    Luann, herself, will need some jump juice to make her role in this comic as interesting as Gunther’s looks to be in the future.
    But then that’s true looking at other peoples’ lives from our individual perspective. With the characters going off in different directions there may be too many story arcs to follow . . . there a wedding coming up too!

    Best wishes for the author’s creative juices generator in the coming years.

  6. Captain Smokeblower commented on Baldo 8 months ago

    I’ve found people who believe Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday (which the store ad suggests) but it’s a Hispanic American celebration of heritage (which would explain Baldo’s reaction), exactly like Columbus Day (not an Italian holiday) and St. Patrick’s Day (not an Irish holiday), which I guess made May the Fourth be with you a geek celebration.

    Sorry if I ruined the joke for you all by explaining it.

  7. Captain Smokeblower commented on Arlo and Janis 8 months ago

    Because I have three adult children in relationships I emphasize with Arlo and Janis in their concern and attention to their child’s life . . . and yes, I understand these are fictional characters.

  8. Captain Smokeblower commented on Doonesbury 8 months ago

    1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and now we wait for 2016 for a chance to have a woman President of the USA. We will some day.
    Some woman once said, “Women have to be twice as good as a man to be consider his equal . . . Fortunately this isn’t difficult.”

  9. Captain Smokeblower commented on Arlo and Janis 8 months ago

    I like both paper and electronic books, but I favor electronic books. I carry an iPad with more than 100 books, a much easier task than carrying 100 paper books. I love being able to select a word and look up the meaning without leaving the book I’m reading; forgive me, but I’m too lazy to look up unfamiliar words with a paper book, because I have to find my dictionary. (When reading a paper book, I find myself touching a word I don’t know, and then realize the book is not going to give me the definition.) I also enjoy highlighting passages and adding notes to my books without messing up the pages for other readers. Oh, and the electronic highlighter never gets lost or runs out of ink.

  10. Captain Smokeblower commented on Frazz 11 months ago

    You can always add more layers when it’s cold. You can’t take any more off once you’re buck naked. And as for air conditioners, they’re only able to reduce the temperature about 30 degrees. So when it’s 115 F, AC only brings the room down to 85. Admittedly, 30 degrees less is a significant improvement, but I find it hard to sleep at night in temperatures above 70 and in Phoenix AZ it can still be 100 at midnight.