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  1. John W Kennedy GoComics Pro Member commented on Rose is Rose about 17 hours ago

    We had a bunny in the neighborhood that understood that a dog on a chain couldn’t attack. It would just sit there, retain grass and leaves, not caring, while the dog was screaming, “Help! Help! A horrible, terrible bunny, come to murder us all!”

  2. John W Kennedy GoComics Pro Member commented on Ripley's Believe It or Not about 17 hours ago

    “Four” sounds like “death” in Chinese, and the superstition has spread throughout SE Asia. (The Chinese language has long dominated the area, just as English dominates Europe today.) Thirteen, on the other hand, is not treated specially at all, except under Western influence.

    Welsh also traditionally treats treats blue and green differently from English, although it has been sliding over the years in the English direction.

    Most languages don’t regard pink as a separate color, and just call it light red. On the other hand, Russian has separate words for dark blue and light blue.

  3. John W Kennedy GoComics Pro Member commented on Pearls Before Swine about 18 hours ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljbZKQIUZvM

  4. John W Kennedy GoComics Pro Member commented on Wizard of Id Classics 6 days ago

    Scooby-dooby-doo,
    Oo-bop, she-bam!
    I am the Rum-ple-stilt-skin man!
    —Fractured Fairy Tales

  5. John W Kennedy GoComics Pro Member commented on Heavenly Nostrils 8 days ago

    As C. S. Lewis points out, it took many centuries for Western civilization as a whole to get the idea that fiction and lies are different. That’s why so many medieval and Renaissance books start off with “I found this old book somewhere, and this is the story it tells.” Even Tolkien does it, though in his case it’s just for fun.

  6. John W Kennedy GoComics Pro Member commented on FoxTrot Classics 8 days ago

    Jason, of course, wasn’t around in the late 60s…. (I was lucky; though I didn’t read the books before the paperbacks came out, which was at the time the official indicator of a /true/ fan, I at least picked them off a spinner, not knowing what they were, and with no idea that a craze was going to start in the next few weeks.)

  7. John W Kennedy GoComics Pro Member commented on Luann 8 days ago

    It’s complicated, though. I went in majoring in physics, went out as a computer programmer—but in my 30s I became an opera singer in my spare time, and in my 50s, I did some recognized research on Shakespeare.

  8. John W Kennedy GoComics Pro Member commented on Gasoline Alley 10 days ago

    It’s spelled SKU, by the way, standing for Stock-Keeping Unit and the SKU number means the number that the /store/ assigned to the product (a different number for each inventory item, so if the product comes in a single pack, for example, and a double pack, that’s two different SKU numbers, even if the product inside is the same. They couldn’t have /never/ carried it, or they would never have assigned a SKU number. It could be the UPC (Universal Product Code), which applies everywhere (it’s what is usually coded on the package as a barcode), or it could be the manufacturer’s product number (which stores don’t use for inventory, because many manufacturers might use the same number for different products), but it couldn’t be the SKU.

  9. John W Kennedy GoComics Pro Member commented on Heavenly Nostrils 11 days ago

    Since it’s a book report, assuming that she’s actually read the book, our Phoebe’s best plan is probably just to “do it over” out of disgust with the “original version”.

  10. John W Kennedy GoComics Pro Member commented on Brewster Rockit 11 days ago

    Gotta cut back on lead time if ya wanna be topical. Snopes refuted the NSA Elf-on-the-Shelf rumor days ago.

    No, seriously. Look it up.