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  1. Kev_A_Swing_Dancer GoComics Pro Member commented on Pearls Before Swine 10 days ago

    This one felt very hard to parse, and I’m not getting the usual joy from it. My brain goes Dick’s -Tator Decatur Dictator- I like it a little better when I put “Decatur’s” at the beginning of the phrase.

    (Maybe it was just the spelling of “tator” that was messing me up. Thanks, @libp68, for mentioning it.)

  2. Kev_A_Swing_Dancer GoComics Pro Member commented on Get Fuzzy 4 months ago

    @Isle of Blue Dolphins
    I’ll bet you tried to spell it phonetically; that’s how I got only “Wat Phra Kaew” on my first try.

  3. Kev_A_Swing_Dancer GoComics Pro Member commented on Monty 5 months ago

    Saturday Night Live recently announced it will have 30% less commercial time next season. TV Guide gave that one of their weekly "Jeer"s with the comment that they’d be replacing the income with product placements [in the sketches]. I find EB3’s inclusion of “HP” in his comment awkward and irritating, so I’m offering up this possible explanation just to clear my head and body.

  4. Kev_A_Swing_Dancer GoComics Pro Member commented on Invisible Bread 5 months ago

    Okay; let’s see if I can create today’s hidden link.

  5. Kev_A_Swing_Dancer GoComics Pro Member commented on Speed Bump 6 months ago

    @ATypicalReader
    It is the regular size on GoComics that is reduced, distorting what could be easily seen in the newspaper. In a lot of comics here, what looks like cross-hatching turns into dot dithering at the zoomed size (but not this one). I forget the correct newspaper term for that. I remember as a kid in the 70s watching a photo attached to a cylinder being read by a light beam and sensor.

  6. Kev_A_Swing_Dancer GoComics Pro Member commented on Monty 7 months ago

    Beautiful execution. Well done. I was completely surprised and delighted.

  7. Kev_A_Swing_Dancer GoComics Pro Member commented on Invisible Bread 9 months ago

    I think they’re talking about how far the guy in green has gotten watching a set of pre-recorded episodes of a show, perhaps on his DVR or from Netflix.

  8. Kev_A_Swing_Dancer GoComics Pro Member commented on Invisible Bread 9 months ago

    Yes, I could have picked a more accurate metaphor than “high-octane”; it’s one that was popular in my youth when few people knew what “high octane” actually meant to the function of an engine. I can’t think of any other popular ones right now.

  9. Kev_A_Swing_Dancer GoComics Pro Member commented on Invisible Bread 9 months ago

    @Nos Nevets
    I think he’s referring to his commitment to the high-octane life and then dramatizing it by and heading out to wherever one goes for that.

  10. Kev_A_Swing_Dancer GoComics Pro Member commented on FoxTrot 9 months ago

    I think context has a major affect on what spices we like. I didn’t understand horseradish until I was visiting a woman’s house who had some thin sliced roast beef and offered me horseradish to go with it. I told her I’d never had it and she proceeded to tell me about the horseradish nose orgasm and guided me to the theretofore unimaginable experience.

    When I was in high school I worked as a dishwasher at a sort-of restaurant with a banquet room where I got to indulge in quite a few real Crème de Menthe parfaits on lucky days. The “parfait” was then lodged in my mind as a very great thing.

    Later, after college and moving to Boston, I liked a restaurant where the only ice cream desert was a ginger parfait. The parfait (“perfect”) nomenclature had me trying my best to find enjoyment in it. When I don’t remember that failed effort, I think I remember liking ginger. I do enjoy gingerbread this time of year, but I know with enough sugar, almost anything can be entertaining.