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  1. Captain Smokeblower commented on Doonesbury 4 days ago

    1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and now we wait for 2016 for a chance to have a woman President of the USA. We will some day.
    Some woman once said, “Women have to be twice as good as a man to be consider his equal . . . Fortunately this isn’t difficult.”

  2. Captain Smokeblower commented on Arlo and Janis 8 days ago

    I like both paper and electronic books, but I favor electronic books. I carry an iPad with more than 100 books, a much easier task than carrying 100 paper books. I love being able to select a word and look up the meaning without leaving the book I’m reading; forgive me, but I’m too lazy to look up unfamiliar words with a paper book, because I have to find my dictionary. (When reading a paper book, I find myself touching a word I don’t know, and then realize the book is not going to give me the definition.) I also enjoy highlighting passages and adding notes to my books without messing up the pages for other readers. Oh, and the electronic highlighter never gets lost or runs out of ink.

  3. Captain Smokeblower commented on Frazz 3 months ago

    You can always add more layers when it’s cold. You can’t take any more off once you’re buck naked. And as for air conditioners, they’re only able to reduce the temperature about 30 degrees. So when it’s 115 F, AC only brings the room down to 85. Admittedly, 30 degrees less is a significant improvement, but I find it hard to sleep at night in temperatures above 70 and in Phoenix AZ it can still be 100 at midnight.

  4. Captain Smokeblower commented on Bound and Gagged 5 months ago

    Come on guys, do your job, pour gravy on it!

  5. Captain Smokeblower commented on Luann 6 months ago

    I notice the artist grew up too.

  6. Captain Smokeblower commented on HUBRIS! 6 months ago

    If you really want to see a cardboard kayak race come to Golden Colorado next spring. The Colorado School of Mines teaches a class in design and construction where students make cardboard kayaks (or your choice of nautical structure) and part of the course is to race your construct down Clear Creek. Grades are based on design, construction, and number of heats (trips down Clear Creek) your “boat” makes carrying its crew without deconstructing. It makes for a great Saturday.

  7. Captain Smokeblower commented on Ben 8 months ago

    It’s like the rides at amusement parks: If you’re not as tall as the washing machine you shouldn’t be using it by yourself.

  8. Captain Smokeblower commented on Arlo and Janis 10 months ago

    Obviously Arlo and Janis aren’t in Phoenix, AZ.

  9. Captain Smokeblower commented on Jump Start 11 months ago

    I agree.

  10. Captain Smokeblower commented on One Big Happy 12 months ago

    No one caught the typo, “Midwife,” rather than, “Midlife”? Or is there such a thing as a midwife crisis?