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  1. whitecarabao commented on Phoebe and Her Unicorn 22 days ago

    After hurricane Andrew hit South Florida, my father was able to use his rotary dial landline phone, but all cell phones were only useful as paperweights — cell towers were blown down and there was no power for several weeks.

  2. whitecarabao commented on Phoebe and Her Unicorn 22 days ago

    I have long imagined modifying a classic Remington upright typewriter (cast iron frame and so on) to be a computer keyboard. Of course the monitor would need a picture frame.

  3. whitecarabao commented on MythTickle about 1 month ago

    As most of you know, some plants can’t be pollinated by bees (e.g. certain deep-cupped flowers need humming birds, some cactus with large night-blooming flowers depend on bats, and figs depend on particular species of wasps) but bees are the most generalized and commercially the most important. Poor bees. In the summer I see a couple of dead or dying ones every day.

  4. whitecarabao commented on Phoebe and Her Unicorn about 1 month ago

    Although I am delighted that my local paper is now carrying “Heavenly Nos…” I mean “Phoebe and Her Unicorn”, the paper is a bit old-fashioned and prints the comics in color only on Sunday (like all papers 70 years ago when I was little).
    Those who don’t see the color version are missing so much. Dana’s colors are wonderful.

  5. whitecarabao commented on Phoebe and Her Unicorn about 1 month ago

    As promised, “Phoebe and Her Unicorn” appeared in our local paper, the “Daily Breeze” this morning. The "Breeze ran a full column in Sunday’s issue announcing the new comic strip. I do not recall them ever doing that for any other new strip. So, multiple congratulations, Dana!!! Hooray! Well deserved!
    (By the way, for me it will always be “Heavenly Nostrils”)

  6. whitecarabao commented on Phoebe and Her Unicorn 3 months ago

    Marigold’s expression certainly shows her thoughts – shocking indeed!
    For once Phoebe has raised a pint that caught Marigold by surprise. Clearly, Phoebe was not trying to “one up” her dear friend.
    Marigold careing about someone other than herself? Shocking, but we know the feelings have been there for a long time.

  7. whitecarabao commented on Wizard of Id 4 months ago

    At the Minuteman Tavern on Battle Green in Lexington, Mass., the docent told us that during the restoration in the 1960s, the restorers scraped off a swatch of the original wallpaper and took it to a wallpaper manufacturer in Rhode Island that had a reputation for replicating antique wallpapers. The service rep looked at the swatch and said “Ah, yes, I think we still have the pattern in the catalog.” They had been producing the pattern since the 1700s and still had it in stock! Now that’s a long production run.

  8. whitecarabao commented on Ten Cats 4 months ago

    Oh, you mean THOSE kinds of reservations. Perfectly reasonable for mousies.
    However, with my Junior, the mousies need no such reservations. A little mouse strolled across the floor directly in front of him, and he only watched.

  9. whitecarabao commented on Nancy 4 months ago

    A great tribute and a perfect crossover, Guy.

  10. whitecarabao commented on MythTickle 4 months ago

    Karma is right on target — but, of course, being Karma she should understand it perfectly.