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  1. Jakesully of the Omaticaya commented on Cheap Thrills Cuisine 1 day ago

    Finally, the strip comes on the day it’s supposed to! And I saved this one the first time around, but I find it easier and healthier to just buy the chewier cranberry-oat cookies I get here than make these butter-heavy ones.

  2. Jakesully of the Omaticaya commented on Nancy 2 days ago

    Mine is Wham!’s “Last Christmas”. Sadly, if the Narendra Modi government has its way, this Christmas will be the last Christmas ever celebrated in India…

  3. Jakesully of the Omaticaya commented on Trivquiz 3 days ago

    @Steve McGarry
    Steve, I notice you didn’t publish the answers this time. Is this a mistake or a plan for a mini-contest to make the readers actually use their minds?

    BTW, I already know that the answer to number 2 was Elsa Lanchester. And I think the first one is “Night of the Hunter”, but I’ve never seen it; all I have is the book. (Perhaps it’s be more interesting to know that Laughton was the first actor to ever play Hercule Poirot: it was on the stage in Christie’s “Alibi”.)

  4. Jakesully of the Omaticaya commented on Inspector Danger's Crime Quiz 3 days ago

    @Werner7
    Just like the ones I used to read as a kid! Thanks, Werner. Really gets you to pay attention to the details.

  5. Jakesully of the Omaticaya commented on Kitchen Capers 3 days ago

    @David Banks
    Didn’t know meat-based stuffings were making a comeback, David. Now I’m torn between recommending this to my friend who’lll be making the turkey or letting her stick to her own boring seasoned crumb version. (She never lets me do the stuffing.)

  6. Jakesully of the Omaticaya commented on Cheap Thrills Cuisine 7 days ago

    Where was this yesterday? Damnit, the strip is having the same problems as Pibgorn and C’est la Vie. (Anyway, it shouldn’t matter, as I did save this one the first time around, but it’s more my aunt’s thing than mine…)

  7. Jakesully of the Omaticaya commented on Rip Haywire 8 days ago

    I’m impressed by that .45 in panel two. BTW @Dan Thompson, nice detailing on that gun. Looks like a .45 from where I’m standing.

  8. Jakesully of the Omaticaya commented on Zen Pencils 10 days ago

    @Zen Pencils
    Gavin-sama, how can I thank you enough? You have created the ultimate statement of purpose for the existence of creativity! In an age where instant fame is a plausible reality and nobody cares about the importance of things anymore, the chance of enjoying dancing and music has been stripped of its essence and whored out to amateurs like One Direction. I’ve spent six years now as an academic trying to give things a sense of purpose again and prove that even the humanities need a purpose in life. And here, this comic is the standard I will bear.

  9. Jakesully of the Omaticaya commented on Inspector Danger's Crime Quiz 10 days ago

    @Werner7
    This is one of your best punchlines yet, Werner! Don’t listen to anyone who posts on this strip except me. I’m the only one who knows how to hold on to stuff as heartwarming as this. In an age where instant fame is a plausible reality, nobody cares about the little things anymore. Except for me.

  10. Jakesully of the Omaticaya commented on Little Fried Chicken and Sushi 10 days ago

    @Khalid Birdsong
    Jeeze, Khalid, I didn’t know J and I were so alike! That’s been the way with me ever since I dropped out of Delhi University to re-start at Ambedkar University. I have never studied for tests in my new university and I still clear with an A average.