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  1. John W Kennedy GoComics Pro Member commented on Luann about 2 hours ago

    It’s complicated, though. I went in majoring in physics, went out as a computer programmer—but in my 30s I became an opera singer in my spare time, and in my 50s, I did some recognized research on Shakespeare.

  2. John W Kennedy GoComics Pro Member commented on Gasoline Alley 1 day ago

    It’s spelled SKU, by the way, standing for Stock-Keeping Unit and the SKU number means the number that the /store/ assigned to the product (a different number for each inventory item, so if the product comes in a single pack, for example, and a double pack, that’s two different SKU numbers, even if the product inside is the same. They couldn’t have /never/ carried it, or they would never have assigned a SKU number. It could be the UPC (Universal Product Code), which applies everywhere (it’s what is usually coded on the package as a barcode), or it could be the manufacturer’s product number (which stores don’t use for inventory, because many manufacturers might use the same number for different products), but it couldn’t be the SKU.

  3. John W Kennedy GoComics Pro Member commented on Heavenly Nostrils 2 days ago

    Since it’s a book report, assuming that she’s actually read the book, our Phoebe’s best plan is probably just to “do it over” out of disgust with the “original version”.

  4. John W Kennedy GoComics Pro Member commented on Brewster Rockit 2 days ago

    Gotta cut back on lead time if ya wanna be topical. Snopes refuted the NSA Elf-on-the-Shelf rumor days ago.

    No, seriously. Look it up.

  5. John W Kennedy GoComics Pro Member commented on Ten Cats 3 days ago

    Ko-Ko. Pooh-Bah, it seems that the festivities in connection with my approaching marriage must last a week. I should like to do it handsomely, and I want to consult you as to the amount I ought to spend upon them.

    Pooh-Bah. Certainly. In which of my capacities? As First Lord of the Treasury, Lord Chamberlain, Attorney General, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Privy Purse, or Private Secretary?

    Ko-Ko. Suppose we say as Private Secretary.

    Pooh-Bah. Speaking as your Private Secretary, I should say that, as the city will have to pay for it, don’t stint yourself, do it well.

    Ko-Ko. Exactly — as the city will have to pay for it. That is your advice.

    Pooh-Bah. As Private Secretary. Of course you will understand that, as Chancellor of the Exchequer, I am bound to see that due economy is observed.

    Ko-Ko. Oh! But you said just now “Don’t stint yourself, do it well”.

    Pooh-Bah. As Private Secretary.

    Ko-Ko. And now you say that due economy must be observed.

    Pooh-Bah. As Chancellor of the Exchequer.

    Ko-Ko. I see. Come over here, where the Chancellor can’t hear us. (They cross the stage.) Now, as my Solicitor, how do you advise me to deal with this difficulty?

    Pooh-Bah. Oh, as your Solicitor, I should have no hesitation in saying “Chance it —”

    Ko-Ko. Thank you. (Shaking his hand.) I will.

    Pooh-Bah. If it were not that, as Lord Chief Justice, I am bound to see that the law isn’t violated.

    Ko-Ko. I see. Come over here where the Chief Justice can’t hear us. (They cross the stage.) Now, then, as First Lord of the Treasury?

    Pooh-Bah. Of course, as First Lord of the Treasury, I could propose a special vote that would cover all expenses, if it were not that, as Leader of the Opposition, it would be my duty to resist it, tooth and nail. Or, as Paymaster General, I could so cook the accounts that, as Lord High Auditor, I should never discover the fraud. But then, as Archbishop of Titipu, it would be my duty to denounce my dishonesty and give myself into my own custody as first Commissioner of Police.

    Ko-Ko. That’s extremely awkward.

    Pooh-Bah. I don’t say that all these distinguished people couldn’t be squared; but it is right to tell you that they wouldn’t be sufficiently degraded in their own estimation unless they were insulted with a very considerable bribe.

    Ko-Ko. The matter shall have my careful consideration.

  6. John W Kennedy GoComics Pro Member commented on Heavenly Nostrils 4 days ago

    “…it is no accident that parents and schoolmasters so often tell us that they can stand any vice rather than lying, the lie being the only defensive weapon of the child.”—C. S. Lewis

  7. John W Kennedy GoComics Pro Member commented on New Adventures of Queen Victoria 5 days ago

    “Virii” isn’t English. “Viruses” is English. “Viri”, “vira”, and “virii” are all fake Latin, roughly comparable to English “sheeps”, “sheepen”, and “sheepses”. All it does is say to people, “i is edjumacated, cuz i noes latin”.

  8. John W Kennedy GoComics Pro Member commented on Heavenly Nostrils 8 days ago

    There was a truly wonderful flavor of Kool-Aid called “Golden Nectar”. Alas, it only existed for a year or two starting in 1957.

  9. John W Kennedy GoComics Pro Member commented on Gasoline Alley 14 days ago

    Well, the picture isn’t showing a charger; it’s showing a cable.

  10. John W Kennedy GoComics Pro Member commented on Gasoline Alley 14 days ago

    Well, I just changed from a 4S to a 6+, and the improvement in the plug at the iPhone end is terrific. (Not that there aren’t a lot of other improvements from a 4S to a 6+, but the “Lightning” plug is really much nicer than the 30-pin was.) Yes, making the change is a problem, because of the various accessories, but I’m still glad of it.