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On A Claire Day by Carla Ventresca and Henry Beckett

On A Claire Day

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  1. hippogriff commented on Frazz about 5 hours ago

    comicsssfan: I came at it from a different approach, but then an uncle was the closest relative with a drinking problem. Alcoholism has a genetic factor – tendency, not absolute.
    All in my extended family were either teetotalers or alcoholics; I chose the former. The uncle? He died in an alcoholic stupor, not realizing that his cigarette had ignited the chair he was slumped in – or the eight-story hotel he was in as well.

  2. hippogriff commented on Grand Avenue about 15 hours ago

    patlaborvi: To Anachreon is a drinking song – you have to be half potted to attempt it. While singing weekly at the Met, Robert Merrill required six-weeks rehearsal before singing it in public.

  3. hippogriff commented on Frazz about 15 hours ago

    The main thing I learned from all those years of college was how to learn, and the main skill was knowing the basics of everything. That, and six years exile in Canada, was how I survived the blacklist years. I could not only switch jobs, but switch fields of work.

  4. hippogriff commented on For Better or For Worse about 16 hours ago

    Simple: If they are fully functional, keep; if useless, remove.

  5. hippogriff commented on F Minus about 16 hours ago

    Pacopuddy: Freeze drying is the preferred taxidermy technique for that.

  6. hippogriff commented on Arlo and Janis about 16 hours ago

    58 years come September.

  7. hippogriff commented on Drabble about 17 hours ago

    TammiFunnies: It is daytime, skunks are in nocturnal. For a bunch of nature enthusiasts, they are making a lot of noise, which will drive away any bears. And was the deer on an out-of-sight hill or flying?

  8. hippogriff commented on Signe Wilkinson about 17 hours ago

    Dalek 1: Not quite. “Independents” are a construct of the corporate media, meaning any citizen not affiliated with one of the two political parties they recognize. In fact, a substantial minority of their “independents” actually do belong to some political party – which, to the corporationists, must always remain unstated. Despite their attempts to deny them ballot access as well as newspaper ink and broadcast time, they do get on ballots. Foremost among them are Libertarians, Greens, Socialists, etc., in probable order of membership, but we can’t know because their statistics are rigidly censored by The [monolithic] Media.
    denis1112: Looks like Greece is going to be your favorite whipping boy. Of course, this situation is nothing more than war by other means – 1941 all over again with Merkle’s goosestepping bankers invading a once free country – this time with US help.

  9. hippogriff commented on On A Claire Day 1 day ago

    Stick the baguette in the freezer and it will keep quite well until the 14th. Just be sure to use lots of garlic butter on it.

  10. hippogriff commented on Close to Home 1 day ago

    Arianne: Unless they flipped it, as they often do Bizzarro, it is coming out of right field – or a very strong wind is.