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  1. Kris Jackson commented on Pearls Before Swine 12 days ago

    I’m an author! Due to a surge in sales, one of my books has reached #166,323 on Amazon!

  2. Kris Jackson commented on Peanuts 12 days ago

    I liked your strips.

  3. Kris Jackson commented on Mutt & Jeff 20 days ago

    Actually, it’s a strange fact, but the actual dollar price of a television remained very steady for a very long time. The difference is in the value of the dollar. My old man made enough to buy a new TV in about a month in the old days. Today, of course, you want a tube-style TV, you can just pick one up by the side of the road.

  4. Kris Jackson commented on Jane's World about 1 month ago

    Didn’t last though, did it?

  5. Kris Jackson commented on Calvin and Hobbes 2 months ago

    Notice that this strip does something very unusual for a comic strip: the continuity of the daily strip is extended into the Sunday. Usually this isn’t done because the Sunday has to be drawn a longer time in advance so it can be colorized by the syndicate; Watterson was one of the few to do this, perhaps because he did his own colors. Also, a lot of people only read the daily (or the Sunday) strip, so it might not work to combine the continuities in this way. But here it works, because neither the Sunday nor the dailies are crucial to understanding the other.

  6. Kris Jackson commented on Dilbert Classics 2 months ago

    Ah, the steel dashboard. We had a 1950 Ford two-door sedan. To get into the back seat, you had to flip the front seat forward, and there was no safety latch or anything to keep the seat from flipping forward. Once my mother had to brake hard. I was in the back, and I hit the seat back in front of me, flipped it forward and put a dent in the steel dashboard with my head. I said, “Ow! Mom, I hurt my head!” She said, “Well, you shouldn’t have been fooling around back there.”

  7. Kris Jackson commented on Peanuts 2 months ago

    What I especially like here is that there is no gag at all — rare for a Peanuts strip. It’s just a glance into a character who, though she came late to the strip, became iconic. As a fiction writer myself, I love how characters can come front and center this way — especially ones as strong-willed as Peppermint Patty.

  8. Kris Jackson commented on Jane's World 2 months ago

    I feel Big Bang Theory accurately portrays nerds. Jane’s world, and in particular Jane herself, looks like gay people I’ve known — insecure, living in a world that is less hostile than ever but still one in which you don’t proclaim yourself, neurotic and funny.

  9. Kris Jackson commented on Skippy 2 months ago

    The wife you shave may be your own.

  10. Kris Jackson commented on The Knight Life 2 months ago

    Dude, your h looks like an n. I thought you were talking about Old Norse, in which case the answer would be “Nei.”