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  1. tqvann commented on Basic Instructions 11 days ago

    There’s nothing that feels as numbing as looking at the mile markers and realizing you have 900 miles of Texas to go. That’s why my dentist is located in New Mexico. (rimshot)

  2. tqvann commented on Doonesbury about 1 month ago

    JHVH is an acronym for ‘Your Mileage May Vary.’

    JHVH

  3. tqvann commented on Basic Instructions 2 months ago

    Speaking of concepts that have a word for them beyond all logic, I’ll see your ‘decimate’ and call with ‘defenestrate.’ It sounds dirty, but it’s really only quite horrible!

  4. tqvann commented on Doonesbury 3 months ago

    I think he was being pastiches.

  5. tqvann commented on Doonesbury 4 months ago

    Oh yeah, Lacey’s significant other Dick.

  6. tqvann commented on Doonesbury 4 months ago

    A half dozen? That seems a little low. Without cheating: 1. Andy 2. Lacey 3. Mark’s dad 4. Mike’s mom 5. Nate and Amy (eh, never mind; if I count them, I have to count all the Revolutionary characters)…. 6. Chase (unless he’s still alive. Is Chase alive?…Actually, a half dozen is probably a good round number.

  7. tqvann commented on Doonesbury 4 months ago

    The American Samoa arc was the reason I started reading Doonesbury in the first place.

  8. tqvann commented on Doonesbury 4 months ago

    I assumed it was some sort of joke.

    95% of internet arguments can be aborted if you just imagine a ‘winking smiley face’ at the end of every sentence.

  9. tqvann commented on Pooch Cafe 4 months ago

    Barfy’s not the kid on Family Circus, you mook! Barfy’s the repressed dog who gets blamed for everything and will one day explode in a red mist of horror and chaos

  10. tqvann commented on Doonesbury 5 months ago

    His first appearance is in Rolling Stone’s office trying to kill bats on the floor in front of Jann Wenner, AFAIK.