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  1. chassimmons GoComics Pro Member commented on For Better or For Worse about 1 month ago

    Maybe if they were sweetened?
    >
    I eat my peas with honey,
    I’ve done so all my life.
    It makes the peas taste funny,
    but they stick well to my knife.

  2. chassimmons GoComics Pro Member commented on Foolish Mortals about 1 month ago

    In real life, don’t mess with wild sloths

    That slow-motion approach to life is only out of choice; if they feel attacked, they can strike fast. Their claws are sharp, and since they tend to be filthy, wounds they inflict will get seriously infected.

  3. chassimmons GoComics Pro Member commented on Doonesbury 3 months ago

    The press was not that liberal and all that stuff about “baby killers” and spitting was never heard until the story was created in various movies, like the Rambo series. By and large, Vietnam vets were not treated well, by that mistreatment came as much from veterans’ organizations as anyone else.

  4. chassimmons GoComics Pro Member commented on Doonesbury 3 months ago

    The stories you have heard about anti-war activists insulting or “spitting on” soldiers are all LIES. I was in the anti-war movement, and we made great efforts to reach out to soldiers & vets; some of them were among our most militant comrades. These lies were invented in the late 70s, no one ever heard that myth before that. Check out "The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam " by Jerry Lembcke, for a scholarly analysis of the history.

    The reason young Americans keep getting fooled into charging off into these idiotic wars is that they know nothing of history, so they don’t know the truth of the earlier wars. Worse, they believe the lies they are told.

  5. chassimmons GoComics Pro Member commented on Sylvia 3 months ago

    What the army had to deal with is that you go to war with the president you have, not the president you want to have.

  6. chassimmons GoComics Pro Member commented on Doonesbury 5 months ago

    Excellent answer.
    The “I’ll keep her” line was from some TV advertising campaign running at the time. Women’s being objectified, portrayed as mere accessories for men, or simply invisible (see “Bechdel’s rule”) ran non-stop in those days - as opposed to today, where sexism is vanquished :) — and you didn’t see it shown the other way around.
    Although, had it been, that wouldn’t be good, either.

  7. chassimmons GoComics Pro Member commented on Arlo and Janis 5 months ago

    FWIW — you don’t lean on a cement mixer like that. Very dangerous.

  8. chassimmons GoComics Pro Member commented on Non Sequitur 6 months ago

    Actually, Calvin isn’t all that dangerous; he’s really rather timid. Look at the the 30 Oct 1987 comic, where Calvin is Stupendous Man until he realizes that he’s at the top of the slide, and maybe he doesn’t want to go down it. He’s aggressive only in his fantasies & not nearly as dark as Danae in the real world.

  9. chassimmons GoComics Pro Member commented on Jane's World 6 months ago

    Seems likely enough. Who’s not guessing that the “rich guy’s daughter” is very attractive?

    And likes girls.

  10. chassimmons GoComics Pro Member commented on Jane's World 6 months ago

    My father working for TPC, we had one of the earliest push button phones — with no star and pound keys on it.