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  1. Stuart Gathman commented on B.C. 4 days ago

    A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

  2. Stuart Gathman commented on B.C. 5 days ago

    “… if they’d get off the electric cart and walk, they’d be helping themselves, …”

    When you get to that point, walking puts great stress on your joints. The best thing is actually to stay home and rest – and stop eating. Drink only juiced raw fruits vegetables for a week. Then start increasing the exercise.

    Sometimes there is an underlying medical problem – but cutting out the junk certainly can’t hurt.

  3. Stuart Gathman commented on Dick Tracy 8 days ago

    “I know this is a comic, but the coincidence of this meeting is really stretching it, lol.”

    All three, Butcher, Punjab, and Asp were looking for Paulo. It is not that much of a stretch that they would find him at nearly the same time.

  4. Stuart Gathman commented on Dick Tracy 10 days ago

    “I could read the whole resta this story before Mike ever got around to writing it !”

    That’s where Mike got the story. His future self appeared and gave him the completed script. Saves a lot of work – he just has to remember to make that delivery later on.

  5. Stuart Gathman commented on Gasoline Alley 15 days ago

    I was always fascinated by the incinerator our trash goes to. It chops up the trash, separates out metals (by density and magnetism) and sells them, burns the rest at >800°C, generates electricity to run the plant and export, collects non-metallic minerals in the smoke stack, separates them chemically, and sells them.

  6. Stuart Gathman commented on Dick Tracy 17 days ago

    While they might be hot in the summer, I was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable a Tux was when I rented one for a wedding. (Compared to a business suit.) If money was no object, I might wear a tux every day in cool weather.

  7. Stuart Gathman commented on Calvin and Hobbes 17 days ago

    They seem to have censored “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” everywhere also, seeing how “Uncle Tom” is bandied about as an insult.

  8. Stuart Gathman commented on Dick Tracy 18 days ago

    We don’t know yet.

    My theory is that Diet’s experiments created a kind of “Brigadoon” – a great place for “Butcher of the Balkans” to hide.

  9. Stuart Gathman commented on Shoe 20 days ago

    For easy donut flavor, toast a slice of bread, spread generously with coconut oil, then drizzle with honey or agave nectar.

    The coconut oil suggests a deep fried flavor. It is too hard to spread in the ‘fridge, but liquid at 78°F. It should be good at around 68-72. If you keep your house at 78 to save money in the summer, with patience, you can keep dipping the knife in liquid oi and slathering it on the toast until you’ve hit all of the surface.

  10. Stuart Gathman commented on Wizard of Id 23 days ago

    A “0%” loan indexed to inflation wouldn’t be so bad (i.e. equal to inflation rate). At least they aren’t losing money.