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  1. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on That is Priceless about 1 hour ago

    P.S. Mr. Melcher added its blog entry, along with its somewhat enlarged image, 13 days later.

  2. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on Stone Soup about 1 hour ago

    A couple days ago, there were a few comments about when/if Arnold had met the family; so, I did some research, and posted a couple comments there, if you’re interested, and haven’t seen them because it was late in the day.

  3. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on That is Priceless about 2 hours ago

    If you want to use a hyperlink (pointer, such as I do and @leftwingpatriot did today), or embed an image, at or near the START of a comment, and want the Reply button to work, you have to precede them with at least 18 text characters currently.

    Sometimes the use of all-caps in the first 18 characters will also disable the Reply button (you should do a test Reply after posting to see if it works).

    That became the rule about 6 months ago and is the main reason my usual comments here changed from pointing to the larger image at the start, to doing that after some text.

    The Reply button may not work, in general, on an iPad, as you say, or other such device (don’t own any); but, this is specific to hyperlinks, embedded images, and perhaps all-caps, as far as I’m aware, and has nothing to do with what you’re using to view a GoComics page.

    If you don’t believe me, Reply to the current @leftwingpatriot comment using your laptop, desktop, whatever. When you click SUBMIT, nothing will happen.

  4. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on That is Priceless about 23 hours ago

    Once again, so far, no work, by this artist, has appeared in Mr. Melcher’s blog (the link will list them, if he adds the attribution — not in blog as Unknown either). A click-to-enlarge image, can be found here.

    Margravine Friederike Sophia Dorothea of Brandenburg-Schwedt holding a portrait of her son Frederick I of Württemberg (links show their Wikipedia pages) is shown, with a framed, color image, and described, by its current-location (Select Language menu at top) page (Google translated).

    The unframed color image can be found here. The artist’s Wikipedia page (Google translated German Wikipedia page has more) and collection.

  5. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on Stone Soup 1 day ago

    While in Thailand, Evie sent Val the picture in the January 1, 2010 strip. In the January 6 strip, Phil recognized Arnold from his high school days, explained more in the next strip.

  6. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on Bloom County 1 day ago

    Or perhaps he was equating Russian capitalism with the Russian Mafia — has as little to do with America as your statement.

  7. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on Jump Start 1 day ago

    I’m amazed his bodyguards would let you get that close. Glad you’re still alive.

  8. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on One Big Happy 1 day ago

    Yup, 7/3/2000 was a Monday. The next 3 could be repeats as well, to line it up for Sunday; or, maybe it’ll switch to a totally different year, as it has in the past — can’t really predict with any confidence what will show up here.

  9. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on Stone Soup 1 day ago

    Evie got a letter from Arnold, in Uganda, in the March 8, 2006 strip — that was the first Val had heard his name. That arc continues, through Holly and Alix snooping in Evie’s room for the letter, Val catching them with it, Evie catching the three of them.

    On January 29, 2007 an arc starts involving a dinner date between Phil and Val, with Joan watching Holly and Alix, while Evie has her “Poker night”. During that time, Holly tells Joan about her new boyfriend — Val doesn’t know. Phil spots Evie behind a plant, near their restaurant table, and in the following strip, Evie explains she was on a date there with Arnold as well, and about to leave (says “Let’s go, Arnold”; I think he’s at the right edge of that panel, but with more hair — Val, as far as I can tell, didn’t say anything, odd as that may seem).

    That arc continues with Joan telling Val about the boyfriend, Holly getting upset about it, and Evie telling Holly they have something in common (both have new boyfriends). Val finds out Arnold is “15 years younger” (might be just an estimate) than Evie, which upsets her.

    But, as far as I can tell, no where in that arc, apart from that one instance, does Arnold make an appearance. I too don’t think he has actually ever spoken with Evie’s family.

  10. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on The Barn 2 days ago

    While most of it comes from belching, they do also fart. This says a single cow produces at least 250 L (66 gal) of methane a day. Maybe everybody should convert to natural gas and drive with a cow, hoses attached to both ends, as a passenger. ;-)