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MythTickle by Justin Thompson

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  1. TheSkulker GoComics Pro Member commented on Candorville 39 minutes ago

    Or perhaps the Israel of the 50s and 60s was not the perpetrators of oppression and thievery that they are today.

  2. TheSkulker GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes about 1 hour ago

    BFF…will you still feel this way about Hobbes when you grow out of the stuffed-animal phase, Calvin? Or will you put him in a chest somewhere and take him out every once in a while and reminisce? :)


    No, because his name is “Hobbes”, not “Puff” and Calvin is ageless.

  3. TheSkulker GoComics Pro Member commented on Doonesbury 1 day ago

    Yeah, his songs had lyrics that made sense and told a story, an actual melody that was pleasant on your ears and a volume that didn’t offend your eardrums. Unlike the drivel that is offered today.

  4. TheSkulker GoComics Pro Member commented on Bloom County 2 days ago

    Ah yes, the 3000 baud acoustic couplers. I not only remember them well but actually still have one in the garage. [It was retired when I got my “high speed” 2400 bps line modem for my Z80/64KB/CPM computer with its huge 5 MB/20 Lb/$3000 HDD.
    How times have changed (fortunately)!]


    At the time, not only phones but all telephone equipment was hard wired because, by law, only ATT products could be connected to the public telephone switched network (PTSN). As an example of how tight (and ludicrous), that stranglehold was: In 1955 AT&T won a ruling declaring that a simple plastic cup that fit over a telephone mouthpiece was illegal! With such a monopolistic playing field there was absolutely no incentive or willingness for AT&T to innovate.


    Fortunately for all of us, in 1965, Carterfone, a small Texas company producing a device to interconnect the phone system with ham radios, took on the behemoth AT&T. Although seemingly hopeless, in 1967, with the help of an FCC sub-agency that actually worked for the people, Carterfone received a narrow favorable ruling. The next year, in a broad unanimous ruling, the FCC allowed any non-harmful device to be attached to AT&T’s phone system. This totally broke AT&T’s stranglehold and blew open the doors to innovation. [See Carterfone, ATT and the FCC here and here


    It’s too bad that the FCC has long since sold out to the largesse of the AT&T AMM (automatic money machine). It was nice while it lasted.

  5. TheSkulker GoComics Pro Member commented on Wizard of Id 2 days ago

    Does it come in powder form?

    Yes, but have to order the dehydrated form.

  6. TheSkulker GoComics Pro Member commented on Stone Soup 2 days ago

    Where did you get the idea that Evie wants a “vine covered cottage with a white picket fence” or that she is not fully aware of what she is “buying into”? That is not the Evie that we know and love!

  7. TheSkulker GoComics Pro Member commented on Frazz 2 days ago

    Unless you’ve got sheepskin covered bike seats that sounds like extreme masochism.

  8. TheSkulker GoComics Pro Member commented on MythTickle 3 days ago

    And why should mythology be any different than history?

  9. TheSkulker GoComics Pro Member commented on Wizard of Id 5 days ago

    We…?

  10. TheSkulker GoComics Pro Member commented on Candorville 8 days ago

    When you speak in metaphors you do need to be on the same page.