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  1. Eric S GoComics Pro Member commented on Pearls Before Swine 20 days ago

    “Duck tape” is actually the original name: The cloth in it is cotton duck, hence the name. The US military used it in WWII for waterproofling stuff (ammunition cases, etc), so “duck” made sense to the soldiers too. But the original “Duck Tape” brand is a trademark, so competitors use the name “duct tape” to avoid the trademark.

  2. Eric S GoComics Pro Member commented on Home and Away 7 months ago

    For a true frequent traveler, this is so normal it isn’t funny.

    Those who fly repeatedly to the same places might also get to know the hotel desk staff, or even the flight attendants. You know you’re really in a flight rut when you get your usual on a plane.

  3. Eric S GoComics Pro Member commented on Barkeater Lake 8 months ago

    It seems shorter every time. Is Corey or someone trimming out ever more of the end for every restart? I’m not sure why, other than the bizarre devil and mom storyline that did deserve to die.

  4. Eric S GoComics Pro Member commented on Bob the Squirrel 8 months ago

    Would it be cruel to leave a comment telling Frank how profound today’s strip is?

  5. Eric S GoComics Pro Member commented on Frazz 12 months ago

    There was a piece in The Linguist a few years ago claiming that 1600s English was on average closer to what we hear in rural Mid-Atlantic states than to anything you now hear in England. Accents change faster in populated areas. Plus, what most of us Yanks know as the English accent evolved among London-area upper classes in the early 1800s. England had many accents already, but not that one.

    It’s pretty normal for accents and dialects to evolve faster in the home country. Another example: French in Quebec is far closer to 1600s French than is the language spoken in France.

  6. Eric S GoComics Pro Member commented on Barkeater Lake over 1 year ago

    Something that has always bothered me about this day’s strip: The running gag is how small Barkeater Lake is, but Delores is in room 512. That’s an awfully big hotel, no matter how they numbered it. In a real small town she’d be in room 5.

  7. Eric S GoComics Pro Member commented on Barkeater Lake over 1 year ago

    Nope, not a duplicate. This is the original start from April 17, ‘07. Go forward from that date if you want to read ahead, or from Nov. 2, ’09 if you’d enjoy Corey’s annotations. I like it far better than the “divorced incompetent barmaid” May 23, ’11 reboot attempt that we just suffered through for the past four weeks.

    donwalter’s comment about this first one looking more “modern” is interesting, and I think shows that Corey’s drawing suffered during the reboot attempt as he was scrambling to get something, anything to market.

  8. Eric S GoComics Pro Member commented on The Conjurers over 1 year ago

    Looks like Brian might have lost interest. :-(

  9. Eric S GoComics Pro Member commented on The Daily Drawing almost 2 years ago

    One day does not a daily make :-(

  10. Eric S GoComics Pro Member commented on Barkeater Lake about 2 years ago

    This is where we point out that Cory allowed all of his domain names to lapse more than a year ago. I expect that he’s probably still poor enough that he’d sell you that drawing if you could reach him. Hes kinda dropped off the Internet though, apart from infrequent blog posts. Does he have any current gigs other than the New Yorker freelance thing?