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Sylvia by Nicole Hollander

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  1. Stuart Gathman commented on Dick Tracy 3 days ago

    Whether or not Mysta’s treatment of Vera was assault, it was certainly “battery”!

  2. Stuart Gathman commented on Wizard of Id 5 days ago

    Medieval serfs reached tax freedom day by the first of april. We are into may, and headed toward June.

  3. Stuart Gathman commented on Bliss 6 days ago

    There are many seeds that do not germinate until “toasted” by a fire. Fires are a natural cycle, but very destructive to human property. Controlled burns often get out of control. There is no easy solution.

  4. Stuart Gathman commented on Annie 12 days ago

    Look at the date: July 4, 2003. These comics are reruns.

  5. Stuart Gathman commented on Annie 16 days ago

    Sampson and Delila. Sampson was a good man in many ways (a super hero, in fact), but he had a thing for prostitutes – and it was his downfall.

    David and Bathsheba. David was a good man – but he really lost it that night. It is not clear whether Bathsheba was a simple victim, or a Monica Lewinski.

  6. Stuart Gathman commented on For Better or For Worse 19 days ago

    The 14th amendment isn’t good enough for you? “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction
    thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State
    shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens
    of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property,
    without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal
    protection of the laws.”

  7. Stuart Gathman commented on For Better or For Worse 30 days ago

    Panera has experimental non-profit restaurants where you “pay what you can afford” which they operate in poor areas. However, the menu has suggested prices that will keep the place open, so you are not left guessing. Enough people pay more than the suggested price to cover those who can’t/don’t pay anything.

    Other places let you “pay forward” – pay for two coffees, and the restaurant tracks this, and lets homeless people claim it.

  8. Stuart Gathman commented on Calvin and Hobbes about 1 month ago

    ADHD researchers have found that scheduled caffeine is effective in treating ADHD symptoms (which is in large part a sleep disorder). For that matter, 5 exercise periods a day was just as effective as Ritalim.

  9. Stuart Gathman commented on Wizard of Id about 1 month ago

    Vegetable oils used in junk food have the same effect on appetite as marijuana:

    https://www.sciencenews.org/article/tricks-foods-play

    You are actually better off with butter and old fashioned (non-hydrogenated) lard for stable weight. Better vegetable oils are coconut and olive.

  10. Stuart Gathman commented on Calvin and Hobbes about 1 month ago

    When I was in elementary school in the ’60s, the kids would sing:

    Mine eyes have seen the glory of the burning of the school,
    We have tortured every teacher, we have broken every rule.
    …. etc

    Of course this sentiment only applied to teachers and authority in general. Specific" teachers, *earned the respect of most students.