After two or three days I finally get it. Gasoline and fumes spew from the leaf blower, and while they’re out of sight, they still do harm.
Zimbu the Monkey is one of the best-drawn characters, and I miss him.
Yes. Two arms, not just one. It was a half-Nelson earlier. Who was Nelson, anyway? Was Ozzie a wrestler?
I, who taught electrical engineering courses in a couple of colleges, once fell asleep whilst administering a final exam. The students laughed and woke me up.
They’re near Jackson, Mississippi. Some of the trees there shed their leaves in the fall. Places like Miami are sub-tropical, which is a very different climate.
I would also submit that many of the folks in Vermont, where the Rutland Herald is published, are no wiser than those Alabamans. Could it be that Jeff Danziger is frightened by the American South? I got over that quite quickly when teaching opportunities took us to Mississippi.
The people in the truck are farmers. They feed us, and livestock husbandry is not an easy profession. I wonder why the artist felt obliged to depict them as inferior creatures, which is a mistake both morally and politically. Mr Trump’s base is angry and gullible, and my sense is that he is quite frightened of them.
Who Greg? Ah: LuAnn
For many years there have been sporadic efforts to make the Mississippi Gulf Coast more like Florida to attract tourists. But royal palms and orange trees just won’t survive there, any more than they will in northern Florida, where the tourists expect white sand and palm trees but get red clay and pines. There seems to be a rather sharp line separating sub-tropical south Florida from the slightly-chillier remainder of the state.
Alligators are relatively common on the Gulf Coast but will occasionally show up near Jackson, etc. When I was a graduate student at Mississippi State U we had a semi-legendary one in Starkville, up along the Alabama border.
They live in Mississippi. Arlo and Janis live in a suburb of Jackson, while the kids are several hours away on the Mississippi Gulf Coast—possibly Pass Christian (or one of those other towns on the way to New Orleans on Hwy 90) which is where I think Mr Johnson lives as well. I taught at the U of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Regional Campus and did graduate work (artificial lightning!) at Mississippi State. My guess is that Gene was at U of S Mississippi in Hattiesburg, closer to the Coast but quite a ride to Jackson. MS is a nice place, and we’d still be there if not extracted to Ohio for career purposes.