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  1. Cackles commented on Lucky Cow about 5 years ago

    None here, either. And no update for several of the comics I got from comics.com which I know still get daily updates. Plus the smaller images everywhere, even when zoomed.
    Who do we have to pay to get this website merger undone and the site that actually worked back?

  2. Cackles commented on The Norm Classics over 6 years ago

    Nonsense, those jobs totally exist. Just ask your friendly neighborhood bank CEO.

  3. Cackles commented on Doonesbury over 6 years ago

    @benbrilling Actually, “Mother Theresa” had quite a lot in common with modern bank CEOs. The fact she’s revered as a saint is a testament to the RCC’s ability to pull one over on 1/3 of the world’s population.

  4. Cackles commented on Non Sequitur over 6 years ago

    Puddleglum, I think I love you.

  5. Cackles commented on Lio over 6 years ago

    Isn’t it obvious what Lio sees in her? She’s his equal. Every man should be so lucky as to find a woman who can match him at every turn.

  6. Cackles commented on Lio over 6 years ago

    @Josh 1360 - Way to drag your petty bias into a simple, touching moment.

  7. Cackles commented on Doonesbury over 6 years ago

    To quote my favorite political commentator, “Obama’s been in office 10 months, and the world-saving fairies who were going to fix everything with their magic wands have yet to materialize in his wake. WHERE ARE THE WORLD-SAVING FAIRIES, OBAMA?!” (Jon Stewart, in case you’re wondering)

    As someone said above, the guy’s not Jesus (and thank goodness for that). He’s not a socialist. He’s not even particularly liberal. He’s a centrist who leans a little bit to the left. I don’t vote in national elections as it’s largely an exercise in futility (especially as a liberal living in Utah), but I supported Obama’s candidacy and expected his presidency would essentially be Clinton 2.0. No mind-bending progress on social issues, just a slow but steady improvement of The Way Things Are for all of us here at home. So far he’s more or less lived up to that expectation.

  8. Cackles commented on Doonesbury almost 7 years ago

    Thanks, nagut. I understand where you’re coming from, and I actually agree with you. Truth be told, my own childhood was probably much the same as your own, I just had access to modern technology in addition to all the hiking and neighborhood play. Computers and the internet didn’t replace a “regular” childhood, they simply supplemented it.

    That’s what makes the willful ignorance and derision of new technology displayed here (not in the strip itself, but in the comments) so grating. It may not be true for children and teens today, but most of my generation did all the things our parents did as kids. We didn’t miss the boat on sports and playing outside. We enjoyed them just as much as they did, we just enjoyed the new stuff too. But because of every generation’s seemingly compulsive need to find fault with the activities of the one(s) that came after them, we’re treated to this kind of self-righteous condescension all the time.

    As an aside, I never cease to be amused by excerpts from historical figures bemoaning the obvious degeneracy of “kids today,” and how it will undoubtedly lead to the fall of civilization as we know it. All the way back to Plato, and I’m sure his dad gave him an ear-full as well.

  9. Cackles commented on Doonesbury almost 7 years ago

    Terri, Paul Harvey called. He wants his reality-distorting nostalgia back.

    I’m quickly learning there are few experiences more belittling than being a 24 year old who reads the comments under Doonesbury each day, especially when technology plays a role in the strip. I don’t know what us bleeep kids were thinking, having the audacity to be born after 1975 and act like we’re not living in the 50s. Never mind the irony of all this correspondence taking place over the internet…

  10. Cackles commented on Non Sequitur almost 7 years ago

    I don’t think there’s any single “obvious” allusion here. The strip’s simply referring to cable news as a whole. FOX, CNN, MSNBC - doesn’t matter which way they lean politically, they’re all hysterical propagandists.

    ‘Course, I’d argue none of them have any real political bias. What they really have (and in spades) is corporate bias - as in the corporation that owns the network. Rupert Murdoch is an Australian businessman. He doesn’t give a flying rat’s bleeep about American social conservatism, he just wants to make money. Same goes for Jeffrey Bewkes and Jeffrey Immelt. Politics has nothing to do with it, they’re simply pandering to their bases in order to increase profits. It’s Capitalism 101.