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  1. Erik Van Thienen commented on Ted Rall 9 days ago

    “The reason they want to have this discussion [about torture] is not to show how awesome we are […] this administration wants to have this discussion to show us how we’re not awesome […] they apologized for this country, they don’t like this country, they want us to look bad.” – Andrea Tantaros, Fox News

    http://news.yahoo.com/fox-news-host-torture-report-235001597.html;_ylt=A0LEV1C.EIhU0EoA6oVXNyoA

  2. Erik Van Thienen commented on Calvin and Hobbes 9 days ago

    The Bart Simpson Defense : “I didn’t do it, no one saw me do it, you can’t prove anything!”

  3. Erik Van Thienen commented on B.C. 28 days ago

    Some wonderful examples of cartoon physics … and cartoon biology!

  4. Erik Van Thienen commented on Non Sequitur 28 days ago

    > They were not surpassed until the late 1800s.

    When surgeons reluctantly agreed to wash their hands between dissecting corpses and doing open surgery. Germs was only a theory, right?

  5. Erik Van Thienen commented on New Adventures of Queen Victoria about 1 month ago

    > I don’t know who that is in the last panel, but I’m with him.

    Probably Charlemagne, AKA “Karolus Magnus” for his friends …

  6. Erik Van Thienen commented on Nest Heads 2 months ago

    No. Fiber …

  7. Erik Van Thienen commented on Lio 2 months ago

    Well, you could say it’s a form of graduated exposure therapy.

  8. Erik Van Thienen commented on Doonesbury 2 months ago

    “Tom Paal”, which in Dutch means “Tom Pole”.

  9. Erik Van Thienen commented on Pearls Before Swine 3 months ago

    The opposite of “slow glass” in science fiction, as in the 1966 short story “Light of Other Days” by Bob Shaw.

  10. Erik Van Thienen commented on Pooch Cafe 3 months ago

    That’s why we have Droolia …