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  1. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on The Knight Life about 12 hours ago

    Hmm. The strip from 2 days ago said you’re never more than 3 feet from a spider. That translates to a less than 30 square foot circle. 30 spiders on average, would mean the average house is less than 900 square feet. Getting harder to believe everyday.

  2. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on Peanuts about 13 hours ago

    If you click the image, it enlarges (it’s 1967). I guess the new readers haven’t already seen this Woodstock webpage. As it explains, he first appeared in 1966; but, Sparky didn’t get around to naming him until the 1970’s. Yes, this is that bird.

  3. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on That is Priceless about 15 hours ago

    A somewhat enlarged image can be found at Mr. Melcher’s blog entry (yesterday). It is a cropped version of the full painting image found here.

    Portrait of Professor Benjamin H. Rand (link shows painting’s Wikipedia page) is shown, with a different coloration image, and described, by its current-location page. He was the artist’s high school chemistry teacher.

    A similar-to-that coloration, click-to-enlarge image can be found here, and the framed image, found here, shows its size. The current-location provides this


    image from 2011, before its restoration. Even in that condition, a Walmart heiress paid about $20M (if blank page, reload it) in 2007, for its donation to the current-location.

    A reproduction hangs elsewhere, and its page provides a longer description. The artist/teacher/photographer’s Wikipedia page and collection (many more under Subcategories at each level).

    Fourth, of the 5 works, by this artist, that have, so far, appeared in Mr. Melcher’s blog, to also appear here.

  4. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on That is Priceless about 17 hours ago

    Another work by this artist can be found here.

  5. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on That is Priceless 1 day ago

    Modestly enlarged image can be found at Mr. Melcher’s blog entry (yesterday).

    Farewell is privately owned (last auction result has better quality, different coloration, click-to-enlarge image — more than $100,000 increase in under 8 years).

    The artist’s Wikipedia page and collection (more under Subcategories).

    Third, of the 3 works, by this artist, that have, so far, appeared in Mr. Melcher’s blog, to also appear here.

  6. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on That is Priceless 1 day ago

    Another work by this artist can be found here.

  7. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on That is Priceless 3 days ago

    A click-to-enlarge image can be found at Mr. Melcher’s blog entry (yesterday).

    Portrait of a Lady (‘La Schiavona’) (link shows painting’s Wikipedia page, Google translated Italian Wikipedia page has more) is shown, with a different coloration image (click-to-humongous image compliments of its Google Cultural Institute page), and described, by its current-location page (use spyglass icons to the right of image there to zoom).

    The second half of its video (fullscreen is crisper here) is about this painting:


    Another different coloration, click-to-enlarge image can be found here, along with a description. Another different coloration, maybe-click-to-enlarge image can be found here; but, there are many such images available online.

    More about it can be found in this current-location page, and it, along with a few other works by this artist, is described in this current-location document. The artist’s Wikipedia page (Google translated Italian Wikipedia page has more) and collection (many more under Subcategories at each level).

    Tenth, of the 11 works, by this artist, that have, so far, appeared in Mr. Melcher’s blog, to also appear here (12 so far).

  8. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on That is Priceless 3 days ago

    Another work by this artist can be found here.

  9. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on Jump Start 3 days ago

    In the strip I pointed to, both containers had ice bucket on the side. Oh, the Gophers dumped ice water on Coach Kill after drubbing Michigan yesterday. At a Police vs Firemen softball game, such as this it, I would guess beer was more prevalent than sports drinks. But, like I said, I may be wrong.

  10. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on Stone Soup 3 days ago

    As was said earlier, the © year is between P4 and P5. Can’t really tell if the last number is a 3 or a 0 (just that it’s rounded on the right side). From there I just looked at all the Sunday strips, first in 2013, then in 2010, until I found it. I didn’t time it — would guess 5 minutes at the most.