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  1. markmoss1 commented on B.C. 7 days ago

    “Your not suppose to put a hot tub on a valcano”

    If you had to chop the firewood to heat the hot tub (with stone axes!), you would be very happy to be able to use a volcano instead.

  2. markmoss1 commented on Calvin and Hobbes 8 days ago

    Calvin is in 1st grade, forever.

  3. markmoss1 commented on Calvin and Hobbes 9 days ago

    @Liverlips McCracken

    Here is the full text of the Constitution.

    http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html

    Please point out where it says anything about “a free, public education”. Or about education at all. Or anywhere that it uses “free” in the sense of “no cost”.

    Did you learn that factoid in a public school?

  4. markmoss1 commented on Wizard of Id 11 days ago

    The South Park character “Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo” is a turd with eyes, but it’s not shaped much like this one.

  5. markmoss1 commented on Pearls Before Swine 18 days ago

    He’s obviously a professor of education. I know because someone like him taught some of my son’s teachers to talk like that. E.g., when I went in to the school to find out why he was getting into trouble in 4th grade, it soon became obvious. If the teacher can’t explain what she’s doing to an intelligent college-educated parent, how does she communicate with her students? In addition, I don’t think she really understood the bafflegab she was repeating – and I don’t think she was as bright as an average 4th grader.

    Homeschool if you’re able to…

  6. markmoss1 commented on Calvin and Hobbes 21 days ago

    There was a C&H strip about that. They’re put to bed after a bath and brushing their teeth. Mom specifically told Calvin to wash his hair. They start fighting, and Calvin’s head winds up in Hobbes’s mouth. Then:

    Calvin (scrubbing at his hair): You didn’t brush your teeth.

    Hobbes (spitting): Ptooie. Ptooie. You didn’t wash your hair.

  7. markmoss1 commented on Non Sequitur 21 days ago

    Children tend to be overly fond of sugar, and at least the common American brands of ketchup are tomato-flavored syrup. Maybe they should be eating fruit, baked beans, and cake instead…

    Personally, I find sweetened meat disgusting. If it’s good meat, a little salt and pepper may bring out the flavor better, but anything else hides the goodness. If it’s a quite bad cut of meat or “aged” a bit too much (and I’ve eaten venison roadkill enough to know how to tell aged from rotten), you can spice it up to hide that taste – but no sugar, and that means no ketchup.

  8. markmoss1 commented on Pearls Before Swine 28 days ago

    “Cattle” doesn’t have a singular noun. The British sometimes use “bovine” as a singular noun (it’s properly an adjective). “Beast” and “critter” are often used by cattlemen, but only work because the context makes it clear they’re only talking about one species of animal.

    However, most people – even cattlemen – will use “cow” whenever they don’t want to be specific about gender and age, and quite often describe a mixed herd of cattle as “cows”. This is because females make up the vast majority of most groups of full-grown cattle. Most of the males are castrated (becoming steers instead of bulls) and then are butchered as soon as full-grown. For young cattle, there is a non-gendered singular, “calf” (plural calves), heifer(s) for female. A young noncastrated male is a “bull calf”, and I don’t know of a special word for a young steer – it would just be a calf. Steers and some heifers are intended for meat, and if you aren’t going to breed them or milk them, they’re just “calves” until they’re big enough to become little wrapped packages in the meat department.

  9. markmoss1 commented on That is Priceless 29 days ago

    If the sweater pupplies show through Victorian-age ladies garments, they are NOT small.

  10. markmoss1 commented on Non Sequitur about 1 month ago

    You need to learn some real history. I don’t know about weddings, but each of the ancient Greek city-states had a mandatory official religion. Greek theatre actually evolved from the annual religious services honoring Dionysus in Athens – it included days of (presumably boring) rituals, but one day came to be set aside for the presentation of plays. (This has it’s parallels in Christianity, from Beethoven’s work being first presented in church to the American school Christmas play.) Lest you think that made Athens religiously enlightened, remember that Socrates was sentenced to death for challenging the Athenian religion.