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  1. Ken in Ohio commented on Real Life Adventures about 13 hours ago

    Serif fonts are designed to be more readable in paragraphs of copy. Sans-serif fonts work best in headlines or other displays . That is why most newspapers and magazines and books use serif fonts for the main body of the work (I know, there are some exceptions, but they have sacrificed readability in an attempt to be modern.)

  2. Ken in Ohio commented on Dick Tracy about 13 hours ago

    She was kidnapped into her current job. What’s to interpret ?

    I’m not sure if “kidnapped” is the right word. Didn’t she more or less agree to work for the criminal organization that supplied her with the info about Flakey Biscuits’ whereabouts? (She may not have known specifically that it was the Blackhearts.) But still, it was “Give me the inside scoop on where to find Flakey, and when I come back, I’ll work for you.”

  3. Ken in Ohio commented on Dick Tracy about 22 hours ago

    *@Kip W
    Chekhov’s bleach!

    And Chekhov’s broom, too!*

    Sometimes a closet is just a closet.

  4. Ken in Ohio commented on Dick Tracy 1 day ago

    I’m also thinking that T-Bolt is undercover. She had to do something about Mumbles when he revealed his knowledge about Johnny Adonis. At this point, because of his mumbling, it’s possible that his bosses don’t know what he saw. (He tried to tell them, but they couldn’t decipher what he was saying, remember?). The only other explanation for her actions this morning are that she didn’t like Mumbles getting “frisky” with her.

    Mr. Bigg’s big “treasure” that he was so excited about appears to be the collection of shrunken heads – but I thought the guy who did that for him was dead? The other day someone posted some strips from the original story, where he was moaning about how he lost the whole collection and that he was now all alone, with all his hench-men gone.

  5. Ken in Ohio commented on Dick Tracy 2 days ago

    Then we saw Honeymoon and Annie traveling at night, to the museum.

    I didn’t get the sense that they were traveling at night to the museum. I just assumed it was day time – probably morning, after breakfast and the “girl-talk” we saw earlier??

  6. Ken in Ohio commented on Pearls Before Swine 3 days ago

    “They roll up the sidewalks precisely at ten,
    and people who live there are not seen again!”

  7. Ken in Ohio commented on Dick Tracy 3 days ago

    Tracy’s job is to come in at the end and save the day.

    Maybe, but classic Chester Gould Tracy showed Tracy actually doing lots of things. There were rather elaborate explanations of scientific crime detection in the lab, there were scenes of Tracy and Sam at crime scenes actually gathering evidence to take to the lab, Tracy was often out interviewing witnesses and potential suspects – all kinds of things. He certainly didn’t only appear at the last minute. In fact, one thing Gould was particularly good at was intercutting between showing us what Tracy and the cops were doing and what the crooks were doing. This is an interesting story, no doubt, but I miss the type of things I just described.

  8. Ken in Ohio commented on Dick Tracy 3 days ago

    : “Aniwldvgtnwaywiitiftwurnfrthsedrnkds…” (Any takers on translation from Mumbles-speak?)

    “And I would have gotten away with it, if it weren’t for these darn kids.)

  9. Ken in Ohio commented on Dick Tracy 4 days ago

    . Moon Maid to the rescue! I hope we see it!

    How about Dick Tracy to the rescue? That’s what I’m hoping to see!

  10. Ken in Ohio commented on Real Life Adventures 5 days ago

    Years ago I had a fence running along the back of my property. There was a door in the fence, so the neighbor kids could cut through my back yard, and not have to go on a main highway, on their way to the school bus. They all behaved themselves just fine.

    I had a small printing press in my basement. One day I looked up, and a few of the kids were all crowded around the basement window, watching. They wanted to come in and get a better look. I insisted that they all go home first and ask permission from their parents. They did, and I had the privilege of showing them how a real printing press worked. (I knew all their parents, and they knew me)

    You have to be extremely careful, but it is possible to have a good, decent relationship with the neighborhood kids. Or, at least, it worked for me.