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  1. VermilionSparrow commented on New Adventures of Queen Victoria over 3 years ago

    My only beef is, I like to read comics via RSS feed, and comics.com has the actual comic in the RSS, whereas here at gocomics.com it’s just a link and I have to actually open the site, which is a pain even though I understand why they do it.

  2. VermilionSparrow commented on FoxTrot Classics over 3 years ago

    Piracy actually got me to buy a lot more than I did before. Before Napster/Kazaa/BitTorrent (yep, it’s 10 years old!) I rarely bought any music, just listened to whatever was on the radio, not realizing that they almost never actually put the best stuff (even from popular artists) on the radio.

    Plus, it removed the need to pay $20 for an album you may or may not like just to listen to it. Now I listen first, then I buy the stuff I like and delete what I don’t like. At first this meant tracking down a physical CD in a store, but nowadays you can even just buy the tracks you like off any album for $1-2 each, which is even better. I’d actually stop “preview piracy” even if they’d put full-song previews on legal downloads rather than just 30-60 seconds.

  3. VermilionSparrow commented on Andy Capp over 4 years ago

    Night blindness? More like blind drunkness.

  4. VermilionSparrow commented on One Big Happy almost 5 years ago

    @lakita_lover: I hated tag when I was a kid for that very reason. I wasn’t obese, just shorter than most kids and couldn’t run as fast, and always ended up being “it” until the end of recess–if I agreed to play. After a couple of times of that I’d just refuse to play tag and do something else instead.

  5. VermilionSparrow commented on One Big Happy almost 5 years ago

    You know, I’ve never actually heard the last half of that “great oaks from little acorns” saying. Everybody always trails off like I’m supposed to know what the rest of it is.

  6. VermilionSparrow commented on Last Kiss almost 5 years ago

    I have a now-retired relative who was a nurse for decades, and yes, nurses were expected to wear stockings and heels while they were on their feet for 12 hours a day. This didn’t start to change until the ’80s.

  7. VermilionSparrow commented on Lio over 5 years ago

    Hm, I can’t actually type in the comment box, but I can cut and paste text into it. Weird.   Anyway, I was going to say that I turn 28 later this week, and, growing up in the ’80s watching old TV shows on cable, I always wanted to deliver the paper when I got old enough. However, in my lifetime, the paper has always been delivered by adults in cars. I remember reaching the age of 10 or 11 and finding out that you had to be 18 and have a driver’s license to deliver the paper and being seriously disappointed.

  8. VermilionSparrow commented on Brenda Starr over 5 years ago

    Bill Wa says:   I’ve been wondering, where is this paper located? Every major city and 99% of the small ones have banned smoking inside public buildings.   Yeah, but the newspaper office is a private building, which in most places is still subject to the owner’s whim as to whether smoking is allowed inside.

  9. VermilionSparrow commented on PreTeena over 5 years ago

    I never even looked for my presents. But my parents assumed I did, and anytime I acted surprised my mom would go “that must be one you found! I’ll know not to hide anything there again!”   …and thus I stopped caring what I got for Christmas at a pretty young age.

  10. VermilionSparrow commented on The Norm Classics over 5 years ago

    My workplace solves this by not having a casual day at all. Business casual is “not professional enough”, we have to dress every day as though we are presenting to clients. Which would be fine if I ever actually saw any clients. I only ever talk to them on the phone.