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  1. Captain Smokeblower commented on Wizard of Id 3 months ago

    Yes, it comes in powder form when very cold, though it tends to clump. You reconstitute it by adding water.

  2. Captain Smokeblower commented on Luann 4 months ago

    Luann, herself, will need some jump juice to make her role in this comic as interesting as Gunther’s looks to be in the future.
    But then that’s true looking at other peoples’ lives from our individual perspective. With the characters going off in different directions there may be too many story arcs to follow . . . there a wedding coming up too!

    Best wishes for the author’s creative juices generator in the coming years.

  3. Captain Smokeblower commented on Baldo 6 months ago

    I’ve found people who believe Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday (which the store ad suggests) but it’s a Hispanic American celebration of heritage (which would explain Baldo’s reaction), exactly like Columbus Day (not an Italian holiday) and St. Patrick’s Day (not an Irish holiday), which I guess made May the Fourth be with you a geek celebration.

    Sorry if I ruined the joke for you all by explaining it.

  4. Captain Smokeblower commented on Arlo and Janis 6 months ago

    Because I have three adult children in relationships I emphasize with Arlo and Janis in their concern and attention to their child’s life . . . and yes, I understand these are fictional characters.

  5. Captain Smokeblower commented on Doonesbury 7 months 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.”

  6. Captain Smokeblower commented on Arlo and Janis 7 months 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.

  7. Captain Smokeblower commented on Frazz 9 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.

  8. Captain Smokeblower commented on Bound and Gagged 11 months ago

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

  9. Captain Smokeblower commented on Luann about 1 year ago

    I notice the artist grew up too.

  10. Captain Smokeblower commented on HUBRIS! about 1 year 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.