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  1. spikeline commented on Jack Radio Comics 26 days ago

    Our calendar is based on a calculation of the birth of Christ made by Dionysius Exiguus (Dennis the Small) a (Bulgarian) Monk. Since the Roman Church dominated western Europe, and the Romans had reformed the calendar with the Julian calendar, this system of dating the years predominated as Christians conquered Europe.
    Jews continue to use their own calendar today in 5775, as do the Chinese now in 4712, and the people of Thailand in 2557.

  2. spikeline commented on Jack Radio Comics 26 days ago

    An interesting comic to post on the eve ofNew Year 5775. Happy Rosh Hashanah, everyone!

  3. spikeline commented on Drabble 2 months ago

    That is the custom with some fans. I was at a Mariner’s home game where one of the Orioles hit a homer and it was caught. I don’t think the guy was paying attention, because when someone yelled, “throw it back!” he did.
    Even M’s fans were stunned, because that was Cal Ripken’s last game in Seattle. That night the scenario was on the sports news. The sportscaster capped it by commenting, “What a Moron!”

  4. spikeline commented on The K Chronicles 2 months ago

    Keith, I can only imagine how harrowing this experience was for you and your dear one. May the present and future bring good health and happiness to all of you.

  5. spikeline commented on Frazz 12 months ago

    Chuck Brodsky has written and performed a good number of baseball songs, including this one about Dock Ellis’ no-no:

  6. spikeline commented on Frazz 12 months ago

    How many insurance executives used to be the bullies?

  7. spikeline commented on Frazz 12 months ago

    “Insurance executive? After ACA they still exist?”
    While the ACA will make it easier for some people to fight diseases and parasitic infestations, they don’t eliminate the problem of insurance executives.

  8. spikeline commented on Momma about 1 year ago

    …And that’s how Harold met Maude.

  9. spikeline commented on Candorville about 1 year ago

    It is a very thought-provoking film. There are definitely situations where a mother or baby’s life is in danger. In most other situations, though, delivery can be a more gradual, loving procedure with more comfort for the mother, fewer toxic drugs and more bonding between baby and parents. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0995061/?ref_=sr_1

  10. spikeline commented on F Minus about 1 year ago

    At least this crane operator is making sure that he’s got the right building lined up. Carillo might have gotten a stronger reaction had this strip run last June. Related to that, there is a movement to get the Philly Salvation Army Store disaster site made into a memorial park: